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SIT: TROPICAL ECOLOGY, MARINE ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

 

Investigate the critical environmental and social issues affecting one of the world?s most diverse ecological systems.

Against the backdrop of global climate change, students engage with indigenous community organizations working at the forefront of Panama's environmental movement and conduct field research with leading Panamanian scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and other institutions.

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Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Developmental Studies
  • Humanities
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Science, Technology, And Socie
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Liberal Arts
  • Spanish
  • Cultural Studies
  • Geological Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Sponsored by SIT - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Students focus on the environmental and sociocultural issues affecting the geography, culture, and development of Panama, while examining the impact of human activity on the environment and the ways in which development and conservation practices can serve both human and environmental interests.

Language(s) of Instruction

Spanish and English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

The program includes several different homestays that expose students to different regions and ways of life in both Panama and Costa Rica and allow students to witness how development and conservation affect different communities throughout these countries

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

SIT Study Abroad program fees include all courses, educational excursions, insurance, and full room and board (all meals and accommodation) for the program period. Fees and additional expenses are based on all known circumstances at the time of calculation.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 28, 2021 to May 11, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 25, 2020 to December 7, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code

330042

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Scholarships

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change