How to Apply

How to Apply:
-Fill out the Application Form (Paper AND Online components)

-Make a copy of all transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

-A typewritten statement (750 words) indicating your academic goals in applying for the program, your qualifications, and the specific course of study you would like to achieve

-Photocopy of Passport photo and ID (or photocopy of passport application)

-A program deposit of $100

-Other required forms (Health Clearance Form, Passport photocopy, etc.) must be submitted by December 1, 2015.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

PLEASE TURN IN ALL MATERIALS TO:
Ms. Betty Marcum
A&S International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs
Gardiner Hall 331A
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: 502-852-7718502-852-7718


We encourage students interested in the 2015 Panama Program to submit their applications as soon as possible!  We are accepting applications now.  An interview with Dr. Rhonda Buchanan will be arranged soon after receipt of the application.  Letters of acceptance will be sent following the interview.

If you have questions, please email Dr. Buchanan at rhondabuchanan@louisville.edu, call (502) 852-2034(502) 852-2034, or visit the LALS Office (Stevenson 306).

Program Payment Schedule (Plan A - we purchase your airline ticket)
Initial deposit (due upon application) - $100
First payment due: February 13 - $1,000
Second payment due: March 3 - $1,000
Final payment due: April 7 - $1,400 minus Panama Scholar Award amount

Program Payment Schedule (Plan B - you purchase your own airline ticket)
Initial deposit (due upon application) - $100
First payment due: February 13 - $1,000
Second payment due: March 3 - $1,550 minus Panama Scholar Award amount

All checks should be made payable to the University of Louisville, with "Study Abroad Program in Panama" in the memo line.

Panama Scholar Awards
Students who are accepted into the 2015 Study Abroad Program in Panama are eligible for the Panama Scholar Awards administered by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program.  There is no separate application for this monetary award.  Awards will be announced soon after the December 1st, 2014 deadline.  (Students applying to the Panama Program should not apply for the Lewis Scholar Awards.) Students must submit a Panama Scholar Report to Dr. Rhonda Buchanan before returning from Panama.