Matthew Steiner is the ISA Site Specialist for Panama City. He also works with students studying abroad in Peru and Chile.
1) Get Ahead For Next Year
Summer programs from previous years have been condensed into one 10-week program. Students have the opportunity to get up 10 semester credits or 15 quarter units. They will also be able to participate in all the same included excursions as a Spring or Fall semester student.
2) No Visa, No problem
No student visa is needed for the ISA Summer program in Panama City. Relax and focus on learning more about the culture before you go.
3) Take Courses with Local Panamanian Students in English
If you want to interact with local students, but are worried about not having a high Spanish language level, this could be a great option for you. While the program will offer Spanish courses, the focus will be on electives taught in English. There will be Panamanian students in all of your classes. You’ll have the unique opportunity to make new local friends and practice your Spanish with them, without being overwhelmed about taking the class in a language other than your native tongue.
4) Location, Location, Location!
With The Panama Canal is only 48 miles wide, you can easily swim in the Atlantic ocean in the morning at the San Blas or Bocas del Toro archipelagos, and return to the city to touch the Pacific that very evening at the Amador Causeway.
5) Culturally Rich Panamá
Dance with the indigenous Embera tribe. Dive into the history of the Canal and its influences from the Spanish, French, and U.S. Soar through the tropical rainforest via gondola. Become one with nature after swimming in a waterfall in the Panamanian highlands.
Like the ISA Panama Facebook page to see more pictures from past programs. Studying in Panama City this summer is as easy as putting that first foot forward . . .