Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama
12th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama
May 5-29, 2014
Please visit our subpages for more information about our Study Abroad Program in Panama.
Please turn in completed application forms and payments to Ms. Betty Marcum in Gardiner Hall 331A.
Application Deadline: December 2, 2013.
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 of 2003 by Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, Director of Latin American and Latino Studies, and serves as Co-Director of the Panama Program with Dr. Al Futrell, Chair of the Department of Communication. For the 12th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, Dr. Al Futrell will teach COMM 440/690: Intercultural Communication. Additionally, he will be joined by Spanish instructors for the Department of Classical and Modern Languages: Professors Berta Calvert, who will teach SPAN 523: Advanced Communication Skills, and Daniel Runnels, who will teach SPAN 321: Spanish Conversation. Ricardo Acosta, a professor of the Quality Leadership University and la Universidad de Panamá, will teach LALS 313/ML 551: Panamanian Culture.
Students may earn up to 6 credit hours, taking courses in Spanish language, Communication (taught in English), and Panamanian Culture (taught in English) at the Quality Leadership University, UofL’s branch campus in Panama City. The total program cost for the 2014 Program is $3500 and includes: 6 credit hours of tuition, round-trip airfare to Panama, all ground transportation expenses for excursions and transportation to and from the airport in Panama, housing 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, service learning opportunities, two days at the Decamerón Beach Resort, and optional weekend activities.
Rolando Roquebert and Fabio Trujillo
Local Panama Assistant and Panamanian Guide
2010 Study Abroad Program in Panama