Comparative Studies in Panamanian & U.S. Agricultural Practices

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Spend your spring break studying the rich history and exotic species of Panama. This 9-day tour with U of A faculty and a bi-lingual Panamanian guide leads you through Panama and offers you the opportunity to interact with producers of livestock, poultry, agricultural staples, fruits and other local commodities.  In addition to agricultural farm visits, you will meet researchers at the University of Panama, boat lockes on the Panama Canal, see native species of plants and animals, visit the cloud forest, and even have time to enjoy a tropical beach.

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Program Details | Faculty Overview Presentation | Excursions | How to Apply


Program Details

This program will only be offered virtually in 2021. Apply by Dec. 1 on the HogsAbroad portal.


Spring 2021

Application Deadline:

Dec. 1


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Program Costs:

Virtual Program Cost: $305 (Program and STAB fees) + UA Tuition

In-person costs (after 2021) (Estimated) $2,200 +
Airfare (est.$1,100) +
UA Tuition

Faculty Leaders:

Dr. Kathi Jogan

Dr. Ken Coffey

Faculty Overview Presentation


 Just a few items on the trip agenda:

  • Walking tour of colonial architecture and cobblestone streets
  • Travel through historical locks during the Panama Canal transit
  • See everything from planting to packaging at a pineapple plantation
  • Visit cigar, sugarcane and shrimp farms
  • Tour a coffee farm
  • Visit beef and dairy operations 

How to Apply

Contact the faculty leader if you're interested in this program. Apply directly on the HogsAbroad Application Portal for the virtual spring 2021 offering.