UMW in Panama
|Spend your spring break in Panama, guided by Dr. Abby Tomba and Dr. Alan Griffith. Explore multiple national parks as you learn about the diverse ecosystems of Panama.
Students will stay in bunk rooms in the Soberiana Lodge, nestled in the buffer zone of the Soberiana National Park and surrounded by local wildlife. Air conditioning and private bathrooms are provided.
This study abroad program is part of BIOL 424, Tropical Ecology, which will meet three times weekly throughout the spring semester. Students will earn 4 course credits. As a part of this course, students will:
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning general education requirement with completion of a reflective essay. Alternately, the course may also satisfy the Global Inquiry requirement by contract with the faculty director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
Introduction to Ecology and Evolution (BIOL 210) is a prerequisite course for Tropical Ecology (BIOL 424). Students must earn a C- or better in BIOL 210 to participate. Students must also maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students who have completed the prerequisite course, regardless of major or year of study.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
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