Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Calendars - 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
February 15, 2020 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 18, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
August 19 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
August 20 - 21 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am) Campus tour
Campus Tour
August 21 Field Trip—Chiang Mai and Temple Tour
August 22 Optional Tour—Craft and Culture Tour
August 23 Field trip— Doi Suthep Temple and Sunday Street Market
August 24 Fall courses begin
August 29 Optional Tour—Chiang Mai Historical Tour
September 5 Optional Tour—Chiang Mai Historical Tour
September 23 Mandatory follow-up orientation
September 26 - 27 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
October 12 - 16 Fall mid-term examinations
October 17 - 18 Field trip—Lampang Province
October 23 - 25 Optional Tour—Trekking
October 31 - November 1 Hill Tribe Field Study—first trip
November 7 Optional Tour—Doi Inthanon National Park
November 14 - 15 Hill Tribe Field Study—second trip
November 27 Fall courses end
November 30 - December 4 Fall final examinations
December 5 Fall move out of housing (all students)
January 6, 2021 Spring move into housing (all students)
January 11 Spring courses begin
March 1 - 5 Spring mid-term examinations
April 23 Spring courses end
April 26 - 30 Spring final examinations
April 30 Program end date
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.