Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai 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 21, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 22 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
August 23 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
Campus tour
August 24 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
City tour
August 25 Optional craft and cultural tour
August 26 Field trip—Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
Sunday street market walking tour
August 27 Fall courses begin
September 26 Mandatory follow-up orientation
September 29 - 30 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
October 8 - 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 20 - 22 Optional Trekking Tour
October 23 King Rama V Day—national holiday—no classes
October 24 - 28 Fall break—no classes
November 3 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
December 5 Father's Day—national holiday—no classes
December 7 Fall courses end
December 10 Constitution Day—national holiday—no classes
December 11 - 14 Fall final examinations
January 14, 2019 Spring courses begin
January 19 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
February 13 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 16 - 17 Field trip—Sukhothai province
February 19 Maka Bucha Day—national holiday—no classes
February 23 - 24 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
March 4 - 7 Spring mid-term examinations
March 8 - 10 Optional Trekking Tour
April 6 Chakri Day—national holiday—no classes
April 13 - 16 Songkran Festival National Holiday | Spring Break—no classes
April 26 Spring courses end
April 29 - May 2 Spring final examinations
May 2 Program end date
May 3 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.