Program Description: Students will be introduced to tropical agriculture, production, trade, international business and rural life in a developing country first-hand. It will provide an opportunity to experience another culture and understand agricultural and economic interrelationships in Panama and the global economy..
Program Prerequisites: Limited enrollment, open to selected students based on academic performance and other selection criteria established for the program.
Criteria for Selection: Academic commitment and maturity. Teamwork, leadership skills, Spanish language preferred, but NOT required.
Application Requirements: Complete the online program application (including essays in the application), and personal interview.
Course: Agron 496A (1 or 2 credits) or Econ 496 (1 or 2 credits), 3 credits total for Fall 2016
Tentative Program Panama Itinerary 2016-2017.doc
Upcoming Informational Meeting
Tuesday March 1st at 5.10 pm in Agron 1022
Thursday march 3rd at 12.10 pm in Agron 3140
Program Cost Description:
Program Fee - $2998.40, which includes: lodging, airfare, on-site transportation, some meals, and entrance fees .
Other Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center
Out of Pocket Personal Cost - 1) passport which costs $135 if you don't already have one; 2)Travel and health insurance, CISI (required) $20.00 and 3) immunizations (varies based on where you go and if your health insurance covers). 4) Incidentals: Of course, there are also other personal costs, such as some meals and souvenirs, etc.generally $100/week in country is recommended but it can vary depending on spending habits.
Program fee, and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your Ubill in Fall 2016.
Important Note Regarding Missing classes: Please note that participation on some travel courses require you to be away from campus for some school days. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences tries to minimize the number of days missed for this purpose, but in some events, the inflexibility of the travel schedule prevents us from working completely within our breaks. Should you choose to enroll in a travel course that requires missing some class(es) on campus, you will need to contact your instructor directly to inquire whether or not arrangements can be made to make up this class work and/or exams. The CALS Study Abroad office can provide you with a letter explaining the dates of the trip. However, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor to determine the potential impact on your grade before signing up for a Study Abroad program. The instructor is responsible for determining the impact of any absence from class.