Nice white sand beaches, nature, and much more…
Some of the excursions we can organize for your group are visits to some of the most beautiful paradise islands both in the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans. In the narrowest point, Panama is only 70 miles narrow, so you can have a swim in the Atlantic and the Pacific within a two-hour difference. That is a record many students will want to break! Our recommendations are Isla Grande on the Atlantic and Contadora Island (President Carter’s favorite) on the Pacific. Nice white sand beaches are less than two hours away from the city and there are all-inclusive resorts with activities all day and all night. For instance, a visit to Royal Decameron Beach and Golf Resort at Farallon is a must on the list of things to do in this study abroad programs.
Of course, when you come to Panama, a visit to the Panama Canal Locks is a mandatory stop. At the Panama Canal Miraflores Visitors Center, you can enjoy a modern museum, watch an instructional video about the building of the canal and see the large ships, vessels and cruises going through these large water elevators, the locks. You do not have to be lucky to see a large one crossing; the water way keeps very busy 365 days per year, 24 hours per day; it is a non-stop operation. Additionally, you can learn from and see the $5.3-billion Panama Canal expansion project; this is one of the largest construction projects being built in the Americas nowadays.
For those nature lovers, they will find in Panama the largest variety of birds, fish, fauna, flora and butterflies. Rainforests are only 30 minutes away from the city and international scientist from organizations such as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute are conducting interesting research. Students do not want to miss visiting Barro Colorado Island, the Smithsonian research island in Gatun Lake, and learn from all the research being conducted there. Would they like to feed the monkeys or spend a day with the Emberá Indians in the middle of the rainforest?
If they like history, there are a lot of interesting stories to be told about the Pirates, the Spanish conquistadores, the building of the Panama Canal and the Torrijos-Carter Treaties. Of course, we can tell them stories about Mariano Rivera, Mano de Piedra Duran, and other Panamanian sports living legends. In Panama, students will have the opportunity to see in a single day a city destroyed by the Pirate Henry Morgan, a classical Spanish Colonial city, and the modern skyline of Panama City, where the tallest buildings of Latin America are being built. Interested in buying a condo at the new Trump Ocean Club 70-story tower in Punta Pacifica in Panama City? Do not forget to bring your checkbook.
What about company visits? Panama Canal, COPA Airlines, Dell Computers, Procter & Gamble, HSBC, Citibank, Coca Cola, Panama Ports, or some international organizations such as the UNICEF, Red Cross or The United Nations. Many NGOs have their Latin American headquarters in Panama. We will organize visits to companies, international organizations, or government agencies depending on the interest on the students.
Apr 23, 2013The Actors Vault 507 outreaches to the community visting Fundacion Aprojusan, Fundacion Malambo and El Centro de Alcance Positivo de San Pancacio.
Apr 9, 2013Louisville's Men's Basketball wins the third NCAA Championship since 1986. Its certainly a great time to be a Card!
Mar 26, 2013
Quality Leadership University recognized students for high academic achievement. Among special guests were Dr. Nefertiti Burton, Associate Dean of International Programs, Diversity and Outreach of the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Louisville.
Mar 26, 2013Quality Leadership University se ha asociado a la Cámara Americana de Comercio d Panamá (AMCHAM)