Chiang Mai, Thailand

Program Calendars

Chiang Mai, Thailand | 2017 Summer Sessions I & II

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Summer I & II Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Summer I & II Balance Due Deadline
Summer I Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
June 1 Summer II Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
May 23, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 24 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
May 25 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
Group lunch
Campus tour
Shopping mall
Purchase student uniform
May 26 Optional craft and cultural tour
May 27 Field trip—Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
Welcome reception and cultural dinner
May 28 City tour
Sunday street market walking tour
May 29 First session courses begin
June 2 - 4 Optional trekking tour
June 10 Hill Tribe Field Study—Mae Sa Mai Hmong Village
June 11 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
June 17 - 18 Hill Tribe Field Study—Chiang Rai Akha Village
June 20 First session courses end
June 21 First session final examinations
June 22 - 23 Field Trip—Chiang Dao
July 3 Second session courses begin
July 8 - 10 Optional trekking tour
July 8 - 11 National holidays—no classes
July 15 Hill Tribe Field Study—Mae Sa Mai Hmong Village
July 16 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
July 22 - 23 Hill Tribe Field Study—Chiang Rai Akha Village
July 31 Second session courses end
August 1 - 2 Second session final examinations
August 3 - 4 Field trip—Mae Kampong
August 4 Farewell dinner
Program end date
August 5 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.