Study Abroad - Panama
¡Bienvenidos a Panamá / Welcome to Panama!
This course provides the student with a broad overview of public health services and agencies in Panama. Over the course of one week (May 7 – May 15, 2017) , students will visit a variety of public health agencies in Panama. During the visits students will learn about public health services for residents and agencies whose mission includes health promotion and disease prevention. Agencies visited will include those related to environmental health, social services, waste, indigenous health, nutrition, safety, and medical care. Students will also learn about several leading public health practices in the area and tour the Panama Canal.
Tory graduated from the University of South Florida with his master’s degree in Public Health. Prior to completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, he spent 4 years in the United States Army, including a 2009-2010 tour in Afghanistan. During this time, he had the opportunity to visit many developing areas of the world, which sparked his interest in human rights and humanitarian relief. His interests include human trafficking, human rights, racism and discrimination, and veterans’ health. Tory was born and raised in Georgia, enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, exercising, and playing music.
Alison has worked as an Instructor in the College of Public Health since 2010. She has both a Master in Public Health (USF) and a Master in General Psychology (UNF). Prior joining USF, Alison worked as a Research Coordinator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and taught courses at Hillsborough Community College. Alison is passionate about public health and teaching undergraduate students. She seeks to promote skill-building and experiential learning among her students. Her research interests include dietary practices and health literacy among college students. In her spare time she likes to travel, kayak, watch movies, try new restaurants, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog.
Program cost: $2,200 - $2,500 per student
Program cost includes:
- Hotel stay for the duration of the trip
- Transportation to/from site visits and to/from airport
- 2-3 meals per day (some meals are “on your own”)
Program cost does not include:
- Passport fees ($170.00 for a new passport if needed)
- Airfare ($500.00 - $800.00 – booked through USF)
- Other expenses (souvenirs, snacks, personal spending, etc.)
- Travel health insurance ($14.00)
US Department of State:
- Country Specific Information: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
- Preparing for your trip: http://travel.state.gov/content/studentsabroad/en.html