UGA- Terry- Business in Panama
This spring break program examines international business in Panama. Based in historic Casco Viejo neighborhood of Panama City, students will visit companies, tour canal operations, and explore Pearl Islands. Additionally, students will sample the culture and cuisine, history, architecture, and more.
Panama City; Colon; and Contadora/Pearl Islands
Academic content is delivered in Athens through several pre-departure seminars, as well as in the experiential learning activities abroad.
INTB 5100 Special Topics in International Business (3 credits)
Prequisite: Completion of MIST 2090 preferred but not required.
This program also qualifies for UGA experiential learning credit.
Dr. Mark Huber, Dept. of Management Information Science
2018 Tentative Itinerary:
February 5 (Athens) Orientation
February 10 (Athens) Ropes course and Class meeting
February 17 (Athens) Class meeting
March 10 Arrive Panama City (late), check-in to hotel
March 11 AM/PM orientation & city tours, welcome dinner
March 12 AM/PM academic visits
March 13 AM/PM academic visits, group dinner
March 14 AM/PM academic visits
March 15 debrief session
March 16 Excursion to Pearl Islands, farewell luncheon
March 17 Return
Housing & Meals:
Double-occupancy, hotel accommodation. The trip includes daily breakfast at the hotel and some additional group meals (per itinerary) for taste of Panama.
- Open to all business majors and intended business majors who have completed one year of college in residence at the time of application.
- Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records, and strong references.
- Enrollment is limited (a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
- Pre-requisite coursework, if any, may be considered.
Please see Cost of Attendance (link to "semester") at the top of the brochure page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid:
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, explore travel scholarships maintained by the Terry College and the UGA Office of International Education.
Submit an online application in the goabroad.uga.edu web portal. Be sure to complete ALL pre-departure materials and include one faculty/employer reference. Only applications marked "complete" will be considered for admission. Complete your application early, as seats are limited. Students who accept an offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to secure enrollment in the program.
UGA education abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at UGA or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Disability Resource Center. Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at least 4 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. Students are asked to disclose disability-related needs prior to the start of the program to help ensure that there are no delays in accommodations and that the student can enjoy the full study abroad experience.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an International Traveler's Hotline (404-332-4559) where, by punching in the country code of your host country, you can get recorded information on vaccinations, food and water, and current health problems. Their website can also be a valuable resource: http://www.cdc.gov
There are no required immunizations for most of Western Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. However, there are recommended vaccinations for almost all locations. The Hepatitis B vaccination is now recommended for all destinations. They may include Hepatitis A and/or B if you anticipate contact with blood or other bodily fluids or sexual contact with people from the host country. If you are going to South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia or remote areas of your host country, consult the CDC Traveler's Hotline several months in advance of your departure as they may suggest vaccinations as early as six months in advance.
The Travel Medicine Clinic at UGA provides personalized international travel consultations for students, faculty, staff and the general public. Information is provided on general health risks of travel, risks of contracting diseases related to international travel and methods of prevention, including vaccinations. The clinic also provides vaccinations against common diseases such as MMR (measles/mumps/rubella), influenza and Hepatitis B. This is a fee-per-visit service. Total charges will vary based on the number of vaccines needed. Appointments are necessary, and students are asked to schedule at least 6 weeks prior to departure. Call 706- 542-5575 for appointments and fee information or visit http://www.uhs.uga.edu/services/travel_clinic.html.
Visit Travel Health Online, a free on-line service, to review Destination Information including the health risks in your host country. http://www.tripprep.com.