Puntarenas, Costa Rica
1-866-404-USAC 1-775-784-6569 1-775-784-6010 studyabroad@usac.edu

Puntarenas Calendars - 2019 Summer Session II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
March 15, 2019 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
May 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 1 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
July 7, 2019 Departure from the US (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study or Southern Costa Rica Tour)
Move into housing (for those on the optional Southern Costa Rica Tour)
July 8 Overnight in orientation hotel (for those on the optional Cuba Field Study)
July 9 - 14 Optional Cuba Field Study
Optional Southern Costa Rica Tour (for Session II students only)
July 14 Departure from the US (for those not on the optional Cuba Field Study or Southern Costa Rica Tour)
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
July 15 Mandatory orientation
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 Courses end
August 2 Final examinations
Program end date
August 3 Move out of program housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return

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.