Summer Session I

Tourism and Tropical Island Ecosystems

Panama

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This summer, immerse yourself in the incredible tropical ecosystems of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago while examining the human dimensions and challenges of tourism in Bocas. Explore both marine and terrestrial environments—including coral reefs, mangroves, lowland rainforest—and study the impacts of tourism and development on natural and human communities. Students on this program earn 4 academic credits.
 

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session I


Location

Bocas del Toro Archipelago - Panama


Summer 2019

June 3 - July 3

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$4,500

Room & Board:

$1,450


?   Total Cost:

$5,950

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Combine this program with the Summer II session in Costa Rica to gain a comparative perspective on environmental management techniques, tourism impacts, and sustainable development strategies in two countries. Students participating in both sessions earn 8 credits and receive a $1,000 discount.

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Academics

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What You'll Study


  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Tourism impact assessment: environmental and socioeconomic
  • Ecosystem identification and assessment

What You'll Practice


  • Qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Terrestrial and marine observation and surveying
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Sustainable Tourism Providers assessment
  • Tourism SWOT analysis
  • Research design
  • Present findings to the community
  • Language (Spanish)


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Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies


Panama

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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