Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Puntarenas Calendars - 2019 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2019 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
Summer 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
June 1 Summer 2 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
May 31, 2019 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas
Move into housing
June 2 Mandatory orientation
Puntarenas city tour
June 3 Session I courses begin
June 7 - 8 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano
June 9 Field trip—Canopy Tour and Jaco Beach
July 3 Session I courses end
July 4 Session I final examinations
July 5 - 10 Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour*
July 9 - 14 Optional Cuba Field Study
Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour*
July 15 Session II courses begin
July 19 - 20 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
July 21 Field trip—Tortuga Island
July 25 Guanacaste Day—no classes
August 1 Session II courses end
August 2 Session II final examinations
Program end date
August 3 Move out of housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* * Summer Session I & II students may select either tour date. Both Southern Costa Rica Tours are identical.

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.