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Chiang Mai Calendars – 2022 Spring

Program Deadlines

August 15, 2021 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 4, 2022 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
January 5 Arrival in Chiang Mai
January 5 Move into housing
January 6 - 7 Mandatory orientation
January 7 Field trip - Campus tour / City and temple tour
January 8 Optional tour - Craft and culture tour
January 9 Field trip - Doi Suthep Temple
January 9 Field trip - Sunday street market
January 10 Spring courses begin
January 15 Optional tour - Chiang Mai historical tour
January 16 Optional tour - Doi Inthanon National Park
January 22 - 23 Hill Tribe Field Study - first trip
January 29 - 30 Field trip - Chiang Rai
February 5 - 6 Hill Tribe Field Study - second trip
February 9 Mandatory follow-up orientation (evening)
February 12 - 13 Buddhism in Thailand - Mindfulness retreat
February 16 Maka Bucha Day (no classes)
February 19 - 20 Optional tour - Trekking
February 28 - March 4 Spring midterm examinations
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

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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