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SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES

We want to thank Mrs. Fulvia Ríos, DOLCE PINEAPPLE CO. manager for the excellent tour given to our visitors from BATIPA Field Institute and to West Texas A&M University students and professors. The assistance of Mr. Anthony Spencer who is the manager at Explore Study Abroad, was appreciated also.

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Students Theodorus Ruys Lundblade and Ryan Christopher Johnson from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) developed a marketing plan for tourism in Panama, while in Batipa Field Institute (BFI).

 

 

 

Students Theodorus Ruys Lundblade and Ryan Christopher Johnson from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) developed a marketing plan for tourism in Panama, while in Batipa Field Institute (BFI).

 

 

After six month preparing their marketing plans, the students visited the teak plantation to move forward.

 

Students develop marketing and tourism plans in Panama

Nineteen students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business ventured into the tropics of the Panamanian western region through an International Studies course in Economics and Business (BSAD 491) in 2018.  A visit to the teak plantation at BFI was a keystone tour during their study abroad in Panama.

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Meghan Matt Global Immersion Blog from Panama

Meghan Matt, a second-year international business student from Rosemount, Minnesota studied in Panama from December 27th to January 7th. Meghan chose the Sustainable Entrepreneurship program in Panama, because she wanted to experience Latin American business culture.

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Teak wood overlooks in Batipa.

 

 

A great day in Batipa

Batipa is a private reserve in the lowlands forest of Chiriquí province (western Panama). It includes Cerro Batipa and two other hills, besides a mangroves coast. It is the only reliable site in Panama to find an endangered fish named Cotinga pico Amarillo. It also has many western Pacific species, including an old endemic to Panama.

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My training course in Panama

Jennifer Vionnet, a biology student at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) Switzerland, participated in a primates’ rehabilitation project at Alouatta Sanctuary and Research Center, Chiriqui’ in 2016.

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Sorrounded by monkeys

Molly O’Ray of ESS & IDS went to the jungle again as a student. Previously, Molly had participated in the conservation of orangutans in Borneo and recently returned to the jungle (this time to Central America) for an ESS internship.

 

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