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Chiang Mai Calendars – 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
July 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application possible)
July 31 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 31 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
October 1 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

September 16, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
September 17 Arrival in Chiang Mai
September 17 Move into housing
September 18 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
September 18 Campus Tour
September 19 Optional Tour—Craft and Culture Tour (sign-up onsite)
September 20 Field trip—City and Temples Tour & Street Market Walking Tour
September 21 Fall courses begin
September 26 Optional Tour—Chiang Mai Historical Tour
December 4 Fall courses end
December 7 - 11 Fall final examinations
December 12 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.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall/Yearlong: Cancelled

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Opens 9/1

Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1

Spring: Opens 9/1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 60 students



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