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 Move into housing
August 22 - 23 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
August 23 Campus tour
Field Trip - City and Temple
August 24 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
City tour
Optional craft and cultural tour
August 25 Field trip—Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
August 26 Sunday street market walking tour
Fall courses begin
Aug. 31 or Sept. 7 Optional Tour - American Heritage in Chiang Mai
September 25 Mandatory follow-up orientation
September 27 - 29 Optional Trekking Tour
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 18 - 20 Field trip—Phrae and Nan provinces
October 21 - 23 Fall break—no classes
October 23 King Rama V Day—national holiday—no classes
November 9 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
December 5 Father's Day—national holiday—no classes
December 7 Fall courses end
December 9 - 12 Fall final examinations
January 9, 2020 Campus Tour
Mandatory Orientation (begins at 8 am)
January 10 Course registration
Field Trip- City and Temple tour
Mandatory Orientation continues (begins at 8am)
January 11 Optional Craft and Culture Tour
January 12 Field Trip- Doi Suthep Temple
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 23 - 24 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
March 2 - 6 Spring mid-term examinations
April 6 Chakri Day—national holiday—no classes
April 11 - 15 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.