EcoCircuitos is specialized in educational travel experiences. Our tour leaders are experts in their field and provide in-depth insights and understandings from culture and history to biodiversity. These understandings foster authentic travel experiences as well as responsible encounters between travelers and nature, biodiversity, and local people.
With being one of the most biodiverse places on earth, Panama hosts world-class biological and geological experiences. With its numerous indigenous communities, colonial towns, ancient ruins and the Panama Canal, the Isthmus it is also a top-spot for historians, anthropologists, and architecture lovers. What is less known, is Panama’s extensive art scene; from numerous galleries in the capital, Afro-Caribbean remains and indigenous handicrafts to artisans dating back to colonial times.
The most valuable experiences in my life have been related to traveling, meeting new and interesting people, discovering different flavors, amazing nature and unique activities and passions. – Annie Young J.
Why studying abroad could be beneficial for college students? By studying abroad the students have the opportunity to discover a new culture, see the world with new eyes, put in practice their studies and a lot more. Below is a list of some reasons why your university/ college or kid should consider our Academic 10-day program in Panama:
1. Connectivity / Biodiversity
Study abroad allows you to immerse in one place and Panama is a destination that has it all: History, culture, nature, science, ethnic studies, great museums like the Biodiversity Museum, the Panama Canal and STRI Barro Colorado among others. It will be hard to come by an opportunity like this again, so take advantage of the connection and discover this amazing country.
By joining our Academic travel, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home. If you are major in biology, history, art, business, economics or international relations for example. Panama is a hub that will offer many opportunities to practice and network with wonderful professionals and people. You will meet amazing people, have different opportunities for lectures in the City of Knowledge or Smithsonian Tropical Institute and experience in the field.
3. Take in a New Culture and gain new perspective
Many students who choose our program are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in Panama, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives and this will impact their lives. You will have the opportunity to find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres. Also, you will gain a different perspective, not only on the academic side but also on the way of life. You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the history and people of Latin America.
4. Practice Spanish
Our academic program will immerse you in our culture and you will have the chance to practice Spanish like a local. There is no better way to learn Spanish than to dive right in with the locals.
5. Career Opportunities
When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.
Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country.
6. Find New Interests
If you are still questioning why to take an academic program with EcoCircuitos, you should know that Panama offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you are a natural surfer, that you enjoy snorkeling in the Caribbean, that SUP is not that hard, dancing salsa music or that you have a talent for climbing and nature photography.
7. Make amazing friends
One of the biggest benefits of this program is the opportunity to meet new and wonderful friends from different backgrounds. This program gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students. We always suggest our participants that after the program they should keep their contact with the international friends. This will be important for your future.
8. To Grow as a person
Most of our students become active explorers and advocates for conservation and social development in their homes. We truly believe that our program is a transformative experience and not just another tour!