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  • Locations: Panama City, Panama
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Fact Sheet:
Course(s) Available In: Education, Teacher Education Program Type: Faculty-Led
Study Abroad Advisor: Erin Brandyberry, Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
Program Description:
Miami University Faculty-led Study Abroad

Miami University Faculty-led Study Abroad Workshop
Cuturally Responsive English Teaching in Central American Schools
Offered by Miami Faculty, Lena Lee
Questions? Email the director at

 Just the Basics
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Travel Dates: 
  • Summer 2019: 5/26/2019-6/8/2019

Location: Panama City, Panama
Course(s): EDT499 (4 to 6 credit hours)

Tell Me More...
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This workshop will provide a great teaching and learning opportunity for students to experience teaching Central American children English and interact with the in-service teachers and administrators. The students will understand the complex of social, historical, economic, and cultural relations that influence children's learning experiences and lives in a different socio-cultural context by developing, teaching, and reflecting developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive lessons in Central American schools--in particular, Panama. This workshop is also specially designed for Miami students who can't afford to have a study aboard course due to their financial restraints by offering very reasonable program fee with the departmental support for those who are edible. Each student will be placed in an elementary school classroom as well as visit the other two schools the other students are placed to learn and compare. The students will be in their classroom to support and teach with the co-teachers (typically 8AM-2:30PM) and they will have some group/individual time to discuss and develop their lesson plans to teach in the afternoon. The students will stay in a hotel nearby the schools they will be placed. The downtown of Panama is very easy to get and the students can plan their own short trips to certain places such as near by national parks, Panama Canel, and san blas island.


Is this Right for Me?
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The course(s) in this program are best used for the following degree requirements. But, always check with your academic advisor to see how the course(s) can work for you!

  • Major/Minor
  • Global Perspectives
  • Capstone

Health and Safety Considerations:

  • Students are encouraged to review recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control's Travel Website, as well as the resources outlined by International SOS.
  • Extreme temperatures and other physical challenges are probable, and moderate physical activity (walking distances) will be expected. Medical resources differ than those available in the United States.

Program Admissions Criteria: All programs require a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA. Some programs may require a higher GPA.

  • Program will prioritize upper class Education majors. 
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Students with disciplinary history will need supplemental interview with director


What's it Going to Cost?
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Miami University faculty-led study abroad and away workshops have three cost components: tuition/admin fee, program fee and out-of-pocket expenses. The full cost of participation is the total of the costs below.
Tuition and Admin fee + Program fee + Out of pocket expenses = Total cost


**Workshops are exempt from the Tuition Promise** Amount Due by:
Ohio Resident per credit hour $549.20 Charged to Bursar bill
Non-Resident per credit hour* $936.30 Charged to Bursar bill
Ohio Resident per credit hour $536.21 Charged to Bursar bill
Non-Resident per credit hour* $898.48 Charged to Bursar bill

* This rate reflects a discounted tuition rate approved for non-Ohio residents participating in this study abroad/away program. This discount is considered a waiver.  Per University policy, only one tuition waiver can be applied to an individual student per term, but the highest waiver rate will be automatically applied. 

An explanation of how tuition charges will appear on your bursar bill is available at

Summer Term Tuition Refund Policy
You must officially withdraw from a credit workshop registration by  4:30 p.m. on the business day before the start of the workshop to receive a tuition refund. Workshop administrative fees and program fees are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by Miami University. Failure to attend, non-payment, or contacting the workshop director is insufficient notice. To officially withdraw from a workshop, you must contact Global Initiatives, 214 MacMillan Hall,, (513)529-8600.

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE $175.00 Charged to Bursar bill
Administrative Fee Refund Policy
The $175 administrative fee is charged upon course registration and is non-refundable.
2019 PROGRAM FEE $750  
DEPOSIT $500 due upon acceptance and no later than 03/01/2019
BALANCE $250 due no later than 04/01/2019
Program fee includes housing, some meals.

Program Fee Refund Policy
The program deposit and the refund policy is set by the director. The full fee is non-refundable.

Additional Anticipated Expenses $2560 Out-of-pocket
Additional Anticipated Expenses include international airfare, GeoBlue insurance, additional meals.

All fees are subject to change without notice

All summer session courses and credit workshops are enrollment contingent, and are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.


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Dr. Lena Lee

Miami Faculty-led Study Abroad
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This program is currently not accepting applications.