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  • Locations: Panama City, Panama
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Study tropical ecology in one of the world’s most diverse ecological countries, and explore the critical environmental and social issues affecting its conservation.

panamaThis program provides students with an immersive opportunity to study in one of the world’s most diverse ecological environments. Topics of study include tropical forest ecology; marine and wetland ecology; mammal and bird conservation; indigenous resource use; and the human-natural resource interface. Students have seven weeks of field study, and study at world-renowned research institutions including the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and EARTH University.

Major topics of study include:

  • Contemporary environmental and sociocultural issues shaping Panama
  • Environmental research methods and ethics
  • Development and conservation
  • Interdependent tropical ecosystems
  • Poverty and the environment
  • Indigenous cultures and conservation