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ESS 490 Selected Topics in Environmental Science Students will acquire basic knowledge on the science of climate change, analyze historical trends in climatic variability and human vulnerability, and examine national and international policy debates on cl
Location:
Panama, Panama
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) offer an eight week research and study abroad program in Panama focusing on environmental issues related to Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Through this unique educational program, participants will receive professional training, hands-on learning, and experience how climate change influences sustainable development. While in Panama, students will conduct supervised research projects, learn Spanish, explore Panama and live with host families.

ESS 490 Selected Topics in Environmental Science Students will acquire basic knowledge on the science of climate change, analyze historical trends in climatic variability and human vulnerability, and examine national and international policy debates on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The course is designed from the perspective of Latin American reality. ESS 499 UAHuntsville Undergraduate Research Capstone Students will carry out supervised group research projects. For each specific group project, the students will be supervised by a specialist from CATHALAC.

The Study Abroad Program is accredited by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and qualifies for 6 undergraduate credit hours through the Earth System Science academic program. These credits are available for transfer to your home institution. Students need to enroll in: 1. ESS 490 Selected Topics in Environmental Science 2. ESS 499 UAHuntsville Undergraduate Research Capstone
Setting Description:
CATHALAC headquarters are located across from the Panama Canal in the City of Knowledge (in Spanish - Ciudad del Saber), a former US military base transformed into an international complex for education, research and innovation developed to promote and facilitate synergy between universities, scientific research centers, businesses, and international organizations. The students are usually based in CATHALAC's office but also do site visits to the field site related to their research.
Cost:
Program Cost (includes tuition) Alabama residents: US$6,775 Non-Alabama residents: US$9,127 *Program cost includes all expenses except airfare to Panama, lunches and personal expenses.

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