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Chiang Mai Calendars – 2020 Summer Session I

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
April 1, 2020 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Summer I $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
May 1 Summer I Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
May 1 Summer I Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

May 20, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 21 Arrival in Chiang Mai
May 21 Move into housing
May 22 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
May 22 Course registration
May 22 Campus tour
May 22 Purchase student uniform
May 23 Optional Tours—Craft and Culture & Chiang Mai History
May 24 Field trip—Doi Suthep Temple and Sunday Street Market
May 24 Welcome reception and cultural dinner
May 25 Courses begin
May 30 - 31 Hill Tribe Field Study—first trip
June 3 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
June 6 - 7 Optional Tour—Trekking
June 13 - 14 Hill Tribe Field Study—second trip
June 20 - 21 Field Trip—Mae Kampong
June 22 Courses end
June 23 - 24 Final examinations
June 24 Program end date
June 25 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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