Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama

14th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama
May 3-28, 2016

Applications will be available Monday, August 24, and will be due Tuesday, December 1st.

Please turn in completed application forms and payments to Ms. Natalie Schuetz in Stevenson Hall 304.

Panama "Happy" Video

2016 Panama Brochure (.pdf)

2016 Panama Poster (.pdf)
2016 Panama Information Sheet (.pdf)

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 Director of the 2016 Program. Dr. Buchanan oversees the Panama Program with Dr. Al Futrell, Chair of the Department of Communication. For the 14th Annual Study Abroad Program in Panama, Dr. Al Futrell will teach COMM 440/690: Intercultural Communication.  Additionally, Dr. Buchanan will teach SPAN 313: Special Topics - Contemporary Latin American Short Story, and Dr. Tricia Gray from the Department of Political Science will teach LALS 321: Special Topics - Central American Politics.  Ricardo Acosta, a professor of the Quality Leadership University and la Universidad de Panamá, will teach LALS 313/ML 551: Panamanian Culture (required of all students). All classes are taught at the Quality Leadership University, also known as The University of Louisville - Panama.


The total program cost for the 2016 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, the Decamerón Beach Resort, the Hacienda San Isidro Rum Distillery, and a provincial city.