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Khon Kaen Calendars – 2020-21 Yearlong

Program Deadlines

September 1, 2019 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
July 15, 2020 Application Closes (Late application possible)
July 31 Fall $500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable
July 31 Fall Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
August 7 Fall Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)
October 1 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confimation 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 22, 2020 Departure from the US on optional group flight (if on optional tour)
August 23 Arrive in Bangkok
August 23 - 26 Optional Bangkok Tour
August 25 Departure from the US (if not on tour)
August 26 Arrive in Khon Kaen (all students)
August 27 - 28 Mandatory orientation
August 29 Field Trip- City and Temple Tour
August 31 Courses begin
September 5 Field Trip- Ubolratana Dam
September 12 Optional Tour- Phu Wiang Dinosaur
September 25 Mandatory follow-up orientation
September 26 Optional Tour- Isan History and Silk
October 19 - 22 Midterm examinations
October 31 - November 1 Field Trip- Khao Kho, Phetchabun Mountains
November 21 - 22 Optional Tour- Trekking to Phu Khieo Wildlife Reserve
December 4 Fall courses end
December 8 - 11 Final examinations
January 10 - 12, 2021 Optional Bangkok Tour
January 18 Spring courses begin
January 23 Field Trip- Red Lotus Lake, Udon Thani
January 30 Optional Tour- Phu Wiang Dinosaur
February 6 - 7 Optional Tour- Trekking to Phu Khieo Wildlife Reserve
February 12 Mandatory follow-up orientation
February 20 - 21 Field Trip- Chiang Khan, Loei
March 8 - 12 Midterm examinations
April 30 Spring courses end
May 3 - 7 Spring final examinations
May 3 - 7 Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
May 8 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

Fall/Yearlong: Cancelled

Spring: 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: 50 students



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