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CofC in Panama 2017: Business

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: May 05, 2017
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $1,250
Program Locations: Panama City
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Lodging
- Some meals
- Ground transportation
- Excursion costs
- Overseas medical insurance
-$50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for three credits and associated fees
- Round-trip airfare to/from Panama City, Panama
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for three credits is $1,422 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for three credits is $1,848 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Estimated out-of-pocket expenses are as follows:
- Round-trip airfare- $800
- Meals- $400 ($50/day)
Program Description


This program will take place over the course of one week either in Maymester or Summer I 2017. Exact dates to be announced at a later date.


Students choose one course from the following:
REAL 360: The Panama Canal - Its Impact on Global Trade - 3 credits
TRAN 360: The Panama Canal - Its Impact on Global Trade - 3 credits


With the Panama Canal Expansion project now completed, global trade will be profoundly impacted in the areas of global logistics, distribution and transportation as well as the real estate development and infrastructure. The study tour will include lectures by global experts as well as on-site visits. The week-long stay in Panama will include visits to the existing Canal and the construction site for the expansion, international companies that have located in Panama, and new real estate developments that are a direct result of the increased trade due to the canal expansion.


Dr. Kent Gourdin
Department of Supply Chain and Information Management

Dr. Kent Gourdin is a Professor and Director of the Global Logistics and Transportation Program in the School of Business. He is a career logistics/transportation person who has traveled extensively abroad and annually takes a student group to the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Dr. Gourdin also led this study abroad program in 2014 and 2016.

Dr. Christopher Cain
Department of Finance

Dr. Cain is an Assistant Professor of Finance and took students to Panama in 2015.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. Gourdin. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

Quick Facts

Population: 3510045
Capital: Panama
Per-capita GDP: $ 14300
Size: 75420 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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