Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Calendars - 2020 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2018 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
August 15, 2019 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 7, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 8 Arrival in Chiang Mai
Move into housing
January 9 - 10 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am) Campus tour
January 10 Mandatory orientation continues (begins at 8 am)
Course registration
Field Trip - City and Temple
January 11 Optional craft and cultural tour
January 12 Field trip— Doi Suthep Temple
Sunday street market walking tour
January 13 Courses begin
January 18 - 19 Optional Chiang Mai Historical Tour
January 25 - 26 Field Study – Hill Tribe Village – First Trip
January 27 Optional Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
February 1 - 2 Field Study- Hill Tribe Villages – Second Trip
February 6 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 7 - 9 Optional Trekking Tour
February 10 Maka Bucha Day holiday – no classes
February 15 - 16 Field trip to Chiang Rai
February 22 - 23 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
March 2 - 6 Mid-term examinations
April 6 Chakri Day—national holiday—no classes
April 11 - 15 Spring Break
April 13 - 15 Songkran Festival National Holiday | Spring Break—no classes
April 24 Courses end
April 27 - 30 Final examinations
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.