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School for Field Studies Summer in Panama: Tropical Island Ecosystems: The Human Impact

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Program Information

Location

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Term

Summer

Language

English

Minimum Language Requirement

None

Areas of Focus

Social Sciences, STEM

Structure

Field-Based

Description

Snorkel and hike through diverse environments – from coral reefs and mangroves to cloud forests and rainforests – and study the impacts of tourism on the island system and its people. Local residents depend on both tourism and natural resources for their livelihoods, and sustainability is crucial. This program focuses on current approaches to sustainable tourism in Bocas and what can be done to protect the region’s dynamic tropical ecosystems. The program begins with a cross-country road trip from Panama City to Bocas del Toro to experience the full breadth of Panama’s culture, biodiversity, and sustainability practices.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

 
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