16th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama
May 2-26, 2018
All application materials should be submitted to Karen Battoe in Strickler Hall 310.
Study Abroad Demographic Form
The Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Department of Communication at the University of Louisville offer an Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, during the month of May, which is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences. The program was initiated in May 2003 by Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies. For the 16th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, Dr. Al Futrell, chair of the Department of Communication, will teach COMM 440/690: Intercultural Communication, Professor Berta Calvert from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages will teach SPAN 123: Advanced Basic Spanish, and Professor Francisco Javier Bonilla-García will teach LALS 313/ML 551: Panamanian Culture (required of all students). All classes are taught at the Quality Leadership University in Panama City, Panama.
The total program cost for the 2018 Program is $3900 and includes: 6 to 7 credit hours of tuition, round-trip airfare to Panama, all ground transportation expenses for excursions and transportation to and from the airport in Panama, lodging at a hotel in Panama City, and organized excursions. Some of the special features include: visits to the Panama Canal, El Casco Viejo and the Presidential Palace in the colonial part of the city, the Causeway in the Canal Zone, the Emberá Indigenous Community in the Gamboa Rainforest, Aldeas Infantiles SOS Orphanage, and a trip to Bocas del Toro and Boquete, near the Costa Rican border. All students will receive a Panama Scholar Award. Other scholarships are available.