Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Calendars - 2019-20 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2019 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 20, 2019 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 21 Arrival in Chiang Mai
August 22 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am) Campus tour
Move into housing
August 23 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am) Course registration Field trip-City and Temple
August 24 Optional craft and culture tour
August 25 Field trip—Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
August 26 Fall courses begin
Aug. 31 or Sept. 7 Optional Tour - Chiang Mai Historical Tour
September 25 Mandatory follow-up orientation
September 28 - 29 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
October 13 King Rama IX Day - national holiday - no classes
October 15 - 18 Fall mid-term examinations
October 19 - 21 Field trip—Phrae and Nan provinces
October 21 - 23 Fall break—no classes
October 23 King Rama V Day—national holiday—no classes
November 1 - 3 Optional Trekking Tour
November 13 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
December 5 Father's Day—national holiday—no classes
December 6 Fall courses end
December 9 - 12 Fall final examinations
January 9, 2020 Mandatory Orientation (begins at 8 am) Campus tour
January 10 Field trip- City and Temple tour
Mandatory Orientation continues (begins at 8am) Course registration
January 11 Optional Craft and Culture Tour
January 12 Field Trip- Doi Suthep Temple Sunday street market walking tour
January 13 Spring courses begin
January 18 Optional Chiang Mai Historical Tour
January 22 Optional Tour - Doi Inthanon National Park
January 25 - 26 Field trip—Chiang Rai Province
February 8 - 10 Optional Trekking Tour
February 12 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 22 - 23 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
March 2 - 6 Spring mid-term examinations
April 6 Chakri Day—national holiday—no classes
April 11 - 16 Spring Break
April 13 - 16 Songkran Festival National Holiday | Spring Break—no classes
April 24 Spring courses end
April 27 - 30 Program end date
Spring final examinations
May 1 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.