Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama
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, and she will serve as the Coordinator of the 2017 Program. Dr. Buchanan oversees the Panama Program with Dr. Al Futrell, Chair of the Department of Communication. For the 15th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, Dr. Al Futrell will teach COMM 440/690: Intercultural Communication. Additionally, Professor Berta Calvert from the Department of Classical and Modern Languages will teach SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I 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 2017 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, 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 an overnight stay in a provincial city.