This two-week faculty-led program in Panama explores the global issues related to natural resource conservation.  

You will learn about:

  • Tropical forest ecology
  • Natural resource management and conservation issues; Indigenous cultures in the
  • Autonomous San Blas Region
  • The impact of climate change on tropical environments and cultures
  • Local, regional, international impacts of tropical deforestation
  • Latin American history and culture
  • Agricultural practices and related issues in developing countries
  • Incredible landscapes, unique ecosystems, biodiversity
  • Field work, data collection, & more

Course number, (CRN), name
NR 3954 (40332), 5954 (40333)–Issues in Sustainability and Natural Resource Management in Panama

Travel dates
January 5-15, 2017



Application deadline
October 10, 2016 (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)

 Non-refundable deposit required

Program fee
$2,875. Includes airfare, in country transportation, travel insurance, housing, & all meals while in Panama. Not included: Tuition (and associated fees), passport fees, vaccinations, & spending money.

Program contact

John McGee