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SIT: Panama, Panama City (Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation)
School for International Training study center
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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Class Format:Classes Primarily with US Students
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
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.
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