Chiang Mai, Thailand

Program Calendars

Chiang Mai, Thailand | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 2 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 22, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 23 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
August 24 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
Campus tour
Shopping mall
Purchase student uniform
August 25 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
City and temple tour
August 26 Optional craft and cultural tour
Welcome reception and cultural dinner
August 27 Field trip—Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
Sunday street market walking tour
August 28 Fall courses begin
September 20 Mandatory follow-up orientation
September 30 - October 1 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
October 9 - 12 Fall mid-term examinations
October 13 King Rama IX Day - national holiday - no classes
October 13 - 15 Field trip—Phrae and Nan provinces
October 21 - 23 Optional Trekking Tour
October 23 King Rama V Day—national holiday—no classes
October 24 - 29 Fall break—no classes
October 26 Royal Cremation of King Rama IX - national holiday - no classes
November 4 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
December 5 Father's Day—national holiday—no classes
December 8 Fall courses end
December 10 Constitution Day—national holiday—no classes
December 11 - 14 Fall final examinations
January 15, 2018 Spring courses begin
January 20 Optional craft and cultural tour
January 22 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
February 10 - 11 Field trip—Sukhothai province
February 14 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 17 - 18 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
March 1 Maka Bucha Day National holiday—no classes
March 5 - 8 Spring mid-term examinations
March 9 - 11 Optional Trekking Tour
April 6 Chakri Day—national holiday—no classes
April 13 - 17 Songkran Festival - National Holiday | Spring Break—no classes
April 27 Spring courses end
April 30 - May 3 Spring final examinations
May 3 Farewell dinner
Program end date
May 4 Move out of 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.