OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

SIT: Panama, Panama City (Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Panama
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

The program is based in Panama City and allows students to explore the entire country and includes a short visit to Costa Rica. With more bird species than all of North America, the premier tropical biology research institute in the world, eight unique indigenous groups, strong African colonial roots, a Caribbean archipelago noted as the Galápagos of the twenty-first century, and a storehouse of endangered cloud forests, Panama is an outstanding site for students to explore tropical conservation and sustainable development.

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

Previous college-level coursework in environmental studies, ecology, biology or related fields
Three recent semesters of Spanish and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish
2.5 GPA minimum and sophomore standing

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: 

Visit the SIT website

Program Costs: 

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Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Natural Resources
Spanish


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