Program Details

Cross Cultural Interactions in Sustainable Surf Tourism 3 units
Panama, Panama
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Spring Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
This is a unique study abroad program designed for students seeking real adventure. You will not find another program where you will be able to get up in the morning, go surfing (or have a lesson), have a lecture/discussion on a topic related to sustainable tourism, get fully immersed in a local coastal culture during an afternoon activity, surf again, and then have a locally caught fresh feast before settling down by the campfire and getting some reading done. Our program combines participating as an adventure/ecotourist with university level instruction on sustainable tourism. Students will not only be surfing and/or learning to surf on the pacific coast in Panama, but they will also be meeting and interacting with community members to hear and experience first-hand the impacts of tourism development. Students will also be applying their studies, as they participate in helping our lodge owners to develop environmental best practices and an enduring community collaboration strategy.

Cross Cultural Interactions in Sustainable Surf Tourism 3 units

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