Panama Field Study Semester

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Panama Field Study Semester


Offered: Winter term

Location: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama

Enrolment Limit: 26 students

Fees: In addition to the regular McGill fees, students will be required to pay the additional costs associated with delivering the courses in the field. These costs include accommodation and other field costs; they do not include airfare, food, or other living expenses. Fee details for the upcoming semester are available at

Students can apply for a Mobility Award. See for details.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2016 for January 2017 (Winter term of the 2016–2017 academic year).

Application Details: Students must submit:

  • the Panama application (available on the website);
  • a copy of their transcript;
  • a letter of intent; and
  • a CV

to the Internship and Field Studies Office in the Faculty of Science:

For further application details, please refer to

Prerequisites: HISP 218 Spanish Language Intensive - Elementary or equivalent proficiency, and MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 or equivalent. A CGPA of 3.00 and higher is recommended. The program is aimed at undergraduate students in their final year.

For more information and course lists, see Faculty of Science > Undergraduate > Academic Programs > Field Study > Field Studies - Minor Field Studies (18 credits).

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Feb. 23, 2016) (disclaimer)
Field Studies—2016-2017 (last updated Feb. 23, 2016) (disclaimer)