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Chiang Mai Calendars – 2021 Spring

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 1, 2020 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 5, 2021 Departure from the US on optional group flight
January 6 Arrival in Chiang Mai
January 6 Move into housing
January 7 - 8 Mandatory orientation (begins at 8 am)
January 7 - 8 Campus tour
January 8 Field Trip—Chiang Mai and Temple Tour
January 9 Welcome Reception and Cultural Dinner
January 9 Optional Tour—Craft and Cultural tour
January 10 Field trip—Doi Suthep Temple and Sunday Street Market
January 11 Courses begin
January 16 Optional Tour—Chiang Mai History
January 17 Optional Tour—Doi Inthanon National Park
January 23 - 24 Hill Tribe Field Study—first trip
January 30 - 31 Field trip—Chiang Rai Province
February 6 - 7 Hill Tribe Field Study—second trip
February 10 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 13 - 14 Buddhism in Thailand—mindfulness retreat
February 19 - 21 Optional Tour—Trekking
March 1 - 5 Mid-term examinations
April 23 Courses end
April 26 - 30 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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