OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

SFS: Panama, Bocas del Toro (Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies)

Program Administrator: 
SFS
Country: 
Panama
Host Institution: 

SFS Field Station and the Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (ITEC)

Location: 

The central theme of The School for Field Studies (SFS) Panama study abroad program is “islands as a delicate system,” with emphasis on the resources of Panama’s spectacular coastal and marine environments. Students will explore several key interfaces: human and natural systems, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and conservation and development. The goal of this undergraduate study abroad program is to assess the state of the archipelago’s fragile natural habitats, define the main environmental issues, and understand the community goals in natural resource management. Our ultimate goal is to help islanders maintain balance and harmony between people and nature in this fragile ecosystem.

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

One college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies course
18 years of age

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

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Program Costs: 

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Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Bioresource Res.
Ecological Eng.
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
General Science


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