Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Calendars: 2020 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2019 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 10, 2020 Departure from the US
Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
Move into housing
January 12 Mandatory orientation
Puntarenas city tour
January 13 Courses begin
January 25 Field trip—Jaco Beach and Canopy Tour
March 9 - 14 Optional Cuba Field Study*
Optional Northern Costa Rica and Southern Nicaragua Tour*
April 6 - 10 Spring break
April 17 - 18 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano
April 30 Courses end
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 7 Final examinations
Program end date
May 8 Move out of program housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return
* *All tours and field studies are 6 days and 5 nights during the weeks indicated, pending final reservations. Final dates are confirmed upon arrival.

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.