Study Abroad Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

PANAMA: Regional Research and Study Abroad Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Panama City, Panama. February 4, 2011—The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) are pleased to offer this summer an eight-week Study Abroad Program, focusing on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through professional training, hands-on learning, and a four-week internship, students will experience how global climate change influences sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students will have the opportunity to explore firsthand the direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on natural and human systems. To facilitate professional collaboration and cross-cultural communication students will receive Spanish training and will live with host families in Panama City.

The Program is accredited by UAHuntsville and qualifies for six undergraduate credits through the Earth System Science academic program.
Program dates: June 5th – July 31st, 2011. Deadline for applications is March 15th, 2011. Further information is available on http://panama.uah.edu/

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