Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Calendars - 2019 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2017 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2018 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
January 8, 2019 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 9 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
January 10 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
Campus tour
January 11 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
City tour
January 12 Optional craft and cultural tour
January 13 Field trip—Bhubing Palace and Doi Suthep Temple
Sunday street market walking tour
January 14 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 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 Courses end
April 29 - May 2 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.