Chiang Mai, Thailand

Program Calendars

Chiang Mai, Thailand | 2018 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
August 1, 2017 Spring Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 9, 2018 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 10 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
January 11 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
Campus tour
Shopping mall
Purchase student uniform
January 12 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
City and temple tour
January 13 Field trip - Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
Welcome reception and cultural dinner
January 14 Sunday street market walking tour
January 15 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 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 Courses end
April 30 - May 3 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.