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Panama City, Panama Project Center
Panama City, Panama (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: A term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets: A term
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
A Term
Project Opportunities:
Aaron Sakulich
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Shared apartments
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility:
Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation)
Major Eligibility:
Civil & Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering
Program Description:

PanamaPanama will not be running in the 2015-2016 academic year


The Republic of Panama forms a link between Central and South America, constituting an isthmus 60 miles wide at its narrowest point. The country has over three million residents, with one-third living in the capital, Panama City.

World-famous for the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal, Panama City is the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America. It has seen significant growth and is known for international shipping and banking, transportation, insurance, warehousing, and sales. The combination of colonial ruins, modern high-rise office buildings, luxury homes, and squatters’ slums reflects the blend of cultures, eras, and economic levels that are found in the city.

Panama City has numerous tourist attractions, including Panamá la Vieja (the ruins of the original city), Casco Viejo (the Old Quarter), museums, and national parks. The country has a tropical maritime climate, with an average daily high temperature of 87°F.


Project work at the Panama City Project Center focuses on areas of Environmental and Civil Engineering. Sponsors include various government and private organizations in Panama City.

Project Examples

The Autoridad del Canal de Panama - Opportunities linked to the Panama Canal Expansion Program, an 8-year, multi-billion dollar project to deepen the canal entrances, deepen and widen the channels, and install water-saving basins at the locks

SENACYT, the national organization for Science, Technology, and Innovation - Projects including environmental clean-up on Coiba Island

Constructora Urbana (CUSA) - Projects in transportation, construction, and infrastructure development for a leading construction company in Panama


Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control

This program is currently not accepting applications.