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  • Locations: Panama, Panama
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
College/School: Terry Academic Area: Business Administration, International Business
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 3
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75 or above
Program Description:

Panama City

UGA- Terry- Business in Panama

This spring break study abroad program examines the economic and market environment for doing business in Panama. Based in historic Casco Viejo neighborhood of Panama City, students will visit companies, tour canal operations, and explore the Pearl Islands. Additionally, students will discover the culture and cuisine, history, and politics that shape the business climate in Panama. 

Program Locations:

Panama City (home base), with excursions to Colon Free Trade Zone and Pearl Islands.
Academic content is delivered in Athens through several pre-departure meetings (Jan/Feb), as well as in the experiential learning activities abroad (Mar).

Course credit:

INTB 5100 Special Topics in International Business (3 credits) 
Prerequisite: completion of pre-business coursework is preferred 
This program satisfies UGA experiential learning requirement. For IB co-majors, it fulfills a major elective and international immersion requirement too.

2019 Instructor: Professor Jennifer Rivers, JM Tull School of Accounting


2019 Tentative Itinerary:

Wednesday, November 7 (Athens) Terry Study Abroad Reception - meet program faculty, staff, fellow participants and alums
Wednesday, January 23 (Athens) PM Orientation
Saturday, February 2 (Athens) AM class meeting #1 and PM ropes course 
Tuesday, February 26 (Athens) PM Class

March 9 Depart USA to Panama
March 10 AM/PM orientation & city tours, welcome meal
March 11 AM/PM academic visits
March 12 AM/PM academic visits
March 13 AM/PM academic visits 
March 14 Class meeting & debrief session
March 15 Excursion to Pearl Islands, farewell meal
March 16 Return to USA 

*pre-departure activities dates & times are tentative

Housing & Meals:

Double-occupancy, hotel accommodations. The program includes daily breakfast at the hotel and some additional group meals (per itinerary).

Eligibility & Admission Criteria:

  • Open to all business majors and intended business majors who have completed one year of college in residence (sophomore) at the time of application.
  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records
  • Strong references from faculty and/or employers.
  • Enrollment is limited (a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
  • Prerequisite coursework, if any, may be considered.
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 2.75.

Program Costs:

See estimated Cost of Attendance link 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.

Admission Process:

Admissions are rolling after the Sept. 17 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Be sure to complete ALL pre-departure materials and include two faculty/employer reference letters. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal only after the Sept. 17 decision date. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Contact Information

Please direct program questions to:

Jay Mathias
Program Specialist for International Business Programs
Terry College of Business


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Program Reviews:
Jacob Campbell Royal, Spring Break 2018 Participant
I loved the hotel

Spring Break 2018 Participant
Hotel was amazing. Don't know how you can improve on that. Bus was clean and had good A/C which was great for when it was hot.

Kedar Ravindra Godbole, Spring Break 2018 Participant
It would help to brush up on your Spanish, so you do not say anything bad.

This program is currently not accepting applications.