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;
  • Impact of climate change on tropical environments and cultures;
  • Local, regional, and international impacts of tropical deforestation;
  • Latin American history and culture;
  • Agricultural practices and related issues in developing countries;
  • Incredible landscapes, unique ecosystems, and biodiversity; and
  • Field work, data collection, & more.

Course number, (CRN), name
NR 3954 (40344)–Study Abroad Issues in Natural Resource Conservation in Panama

Travel dates
December 31, 2017-January 11, 2018



Application deadline
September 25, 2017 (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)

Non-refundable deposit required

Program fee
$2,950. 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