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Chiang Mai Calendars – 2021 Spring Accelerated

Program Deadlines

July 1, 2020 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 15 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

NOTICE Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates will be the same as below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
January 5, 2021 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
January 6 Arrival in Chiang Mai
January 6 Move into housing
January 7 Mandatory orientation
January 8 Mandatory orientation (cont'd)/ Campus tour / City and temple tour
January 9 Optional craft and cultural tour/Welcome reception and cultural dinner
January 10 Doi Suthep tour/Sunday street market walking tour
January 11 Courses begin
January 16 Optional tour - Chiang Mai Historical
January 17 Optional tour - Doi Inthanon National Park
January 23 - 24 Hill Tribe Field Study - first trip
January 30 - 31 Field trip - Chiang Rai
February 6 - 7 Hill Tribe Field Study - second trip
February 10 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 13 - 14 Buddhism in Thailand - mindfulness retreat
February 20 - 21 Optional Trekking Tour
February 26 Maka Bucha Day - no classes
March 22 - 23 Accelerated Spring final examinations
March 23 Program end date
March 24 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

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 60 students



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