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Chiang Mai Calendars – 2021-22 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

June 15, 2021 $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
June 15 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
June 15 Extended Application Deadline (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
November 1 Spring $500 confirmation 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, 2021 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
August 19 - September 3 Arrival in Bangkok and begin 14-day quarantine process at an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility
August 20 - 21 Mandatory orientation, including introduction of lecturers and their courses (virtual sessions through Zoom or Teams)
August 23 - September 2 Fall courses begin (virtually) during quarantine period
September 3 End of mandatory quarantine / afternoon flight to Chiang Mai
September 3 Move into program housing
September 4 Follow-up orientation & campus tour
September 5 Field Trip - City and temple tour / Sunday street market
September 6 Classes resume in-person
TBD Field trip - Doi Suthep Temple
TBD Optional tour - Chiang Mai historical tour
TBD Optional tour - Craft and culture tour
October 13 King Rama IX Day - National holiday (no classes)
TBD Optional tour - Trekking
October 23 King Rama V Day - National holiday
TBD Field trip - Lampang
TBD Hill Tribe Field Study - first trip
TBD Optional tour - Doi Inthanon National Park
TBD Hill Tribe Field Study - second trip
November 26 Fall courses end
November 29 - December 3 Fall final examinations
January 10, 2022 Spring courses begin
February 16 Maka Bucha Day (no classes)
April 6 Chakri Dynasty Day - National holiday (no classes)
April 13 - 15 Songkran festival - National holiday (no classes)
April 22 Spring courses end
April 25 - 29 Spring final examinations
April 25 - 29 Program end date coincides with last final
April 30 Move out of program 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

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open (Nov. 1 deadline)

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 60 students



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