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  • Locations: Panama, Panama
  • Program Terms: Camden Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
The Program:
This course will help students on their journey to become global citizens by exposing them to the growing importance of Panama because of its:
  • Unique geography and central location.  Panama is an isthmus at the intersection of North and South America, and joining the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  This strategic location provides unique supply chain and logistical advantages as a hub for international business and trade.
  • Large infrastructure investment and expansion of the Panama Canal. The major investment needed in the global economy in the future will be on infrastructure, but this area is fraught with difficulties because of its long cycle, politics, corruption, geography, climate, nature, and complexity. Students will develop an understanding of these difficulties and opportunities in the context of the Panama Canal and other infrastructure investments being made to improve Panama’s role as a logistical hub.
  • Competitive economy (second in Latin America).  Analyze Panama’s strengths in  commerce, banking, tourism, and retirement immigration, and wrestle with the challenges of reducing its income inequality.
  • Entrepreneurship potential.  Explore opportunities for doing business with Panama through exporting or importing specific products.  These feasibility projects may continue after the course and develop into enduring ventures.
Faculty Director: Briance Mascarenhas (, School of Business-Camden
Course Number: 52:620:426, 52:630:426, 52:135:426, 53:620:545, 53:630:545
Course Meeting Dates and Times: Saturdays 9:00-11:40am; 4/15/17 through 5/13/17, 6/3/17

Program Dates
May 2017: Approximately May 20-27, 2017
(Subject to change)

Financial Information
Program Cost: Approximately $3,000
(Subject to change)

Program Cost Includes
HTH Travel Health Insurance
Some meals

Program Cost Does Not Include
Course Tuition (all Rutgers students must register for the course to participate in this program)
Passport Fee (if you do not have a current, valid passport)
Personal expenses (including some meals)

*Students planning to graduate in May 2017 cannot register for this course.

*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*To withdraw, please contact the Center for International Programs at Remember: once you sign the Camden Statement of Financial Responsibility, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.