San Ramón, Costa Rica
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San Ramón Calendars - 2018-19 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2018 Fall Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
August 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation deposit is non-refundable)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 17, 2018 Departure from the US
Arrival in San Ramón (all students)
Move into housing
August 18 Mandatory orientation
August 20 Fall courses begin
September 7 Field trip—Tortuga Island
September 15 Independence holiday—no classes
October 15 - 20 Optional Caribbean and Bocas del Toro, Panama Tour*
Optional Cuba Field Study*
October 16 Culture Day—no classes
November 9 - 10 Overnight field trip—Arenal Volcano and Hanging Bridges
November 22 - 23 Thanksgiving holiday—no classes
December 5 Fall courses end
December 6 Fall final examinations
January 14, 2019 Spring courses begin
January 25 Field trip—Canopy Tour and Jaco Beach
March 11 - 16 Optional Cuba Field Study*
Optional Northern Costa Rica and Southern Nicaragua Tour*
March 23 - 24 Overnight field trip—Monteverde Cloud Forest
April 15 - 21 Spring break
May 1 Labor Day—no classes
May 8 Spring courses end
May 9 Spring final examinations
Program end date
May 10 Move out of 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.