Field(s) of Study
Sustainability, Natural Resources, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Agriculture
Program FlyerPanama_brochure-2019 (PDF)
Virginia Tech course, VT Faculty led, VT credit (3 cr.)
Panama City & San Blas
Winter Session, 2018-19 (January 6 – 18)
Issues in Sustainability and Natural Resource Management in Panama
This two-week faculty-led program in Panama explores the Global Issues related to natural resource conservation.
You will learn about:
Why Panama?Panama is a beautiful country with a diverse array of landscapes and ecosystems. It hosts remote and spectacular rain forests, river gorges, water falls, volcanoes, fertile agricultural areas, coral reefs, pristine remote island archipelago's and tree covered highlands. Panama also is home to indigenous groups, including the Embara and the Kuna. Gain an understanding of how these people attempt to embrace their cultures and traditions, while also welcoming new ideas and change. Panama is rich in history, & serves as a global economic engine via the Panama Canal.
However, Panama's richest asset is the people who call this beautiful country home.
For more information about the program, please visit the college website.
No prerequisites; open to all majors. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.7. Contact faculty program leader for exceptions.
Participants will earn 3 semester hours of Virginia Tech academic credit.
Click the "Apply Now" to begin an application.
Program FeeThe program fee is $2,900. This includes airfare, in country transportation, travel insurance, housing, & all meals while in Panama. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required. The deposit is due after acceptance into the program and should be payable to the “Treasurer of Virginia Tech” at the Bursar’s office. This deposit will be applied to the program fee ($2,900).
The program fee does not include: Winter session tuition and associated fees (see the Bursar's website for Winter tuition & fee rates http://www.bursar.vt.edu/), passport fees, immunization fees, and personal ‘spending money’.
University Tuition & FeesTuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. 3 credit hours of tuition + fees will be billed by the University Bursar. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term: http://www.bursar.vt.edu/.
VT, Dept. FREC
307C Cheatham Hall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061
|Term||Year||Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter Session||2018-2019||09/28/2018 **||Rolling Admission||01/06/2019||01/18/2019|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program within a few weeks of submission. Please allow time for review.