McGill-STRI Program

A step towards graduate studies

Program description

Participation on the McGill Panama Field Study Semester (PFSS) program is a unique and exciting opportunity for Panamanian university students. This joint venture between STRI and McGill University of Canada allows Panamanian students to immerse themselves in a challenging learning environment, both in and outside the classroom, while investing in their future. The program offers to the students the opportunity to take two undergraduate classes taught by professors from McGill University, and to interact with a group of highly motivated Canadian students.

This semester-long program provides hands-on experience and the opportunity to make contact with internationally renowned STRI researchers, local NGO's, governmental organizations and foreign academics. In addition, students will be able to improve their English language skills, become familiar with the academic culture of a Canadian university and receive support in future academic and career endeavors. They will also have the opportunity to travel throughout Panama, from Kuna Yala to Bocas del Toro, and to live with a group of visiting Canadian students, allowing them to take part in their daily activities and engage in a cultural exchange.

During this time, participating Panamanian students are also encouraged to apply to STRIís general internships program. You may find additional information about these internships.

McGill Student

On the boat to Barro Colorado

Participants should be hard working, committed, and open to new experiences. Applicants from all academic backgrounds will be considered, as the objective of the program is to learn about the social and environmental issues in Panama from a variety of perspectives.