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Puntarenas Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 1, 2020 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 8, 2021 Departure from the US
January 8 Arrival in Puntarenas (all students)
January 8 Move into housing
January 10 Mandatory orientation
January 10 Puntarenas city tour
January 11 Courses begin
January 23 Field trip — Jaco Beach and Canopy Tour
March 7 - 13 Optional Panamá City and Southern Costa Rica Tour*
March 29 - April 2 Spring break
April 16 - 17 Overnight field trip — Arenal Volcano
May 5 Courses end
May 6 Final examinations
May 6 Program end date
May 7 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Cancelled

January session (3 weeks): Open

Spring: Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

January session: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students

Instruction

English | Spanish

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information