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As the gateway to South America, Panama is an ideal place to rewrite your high school experience. Join teenagers from across the globe on a study abroad journey that will turn your “everyday” completely upside down. By going to a local high school, you’ll be totally immersed in Panamanian language and culture, and what you learn during the day will be reinforced at night when you go home to your own host family and community. This isn’t just an adventure abroad; this is a whole new reality.

Things to know

Get ready for lots of rice and beans! Panamanians highly value politeness. You’ll say “buenos dias” or “buenos noches” to almost everyone you pass. Stock up on flip flops – they’re the preferred choice of footwear, though pretty brutal when you get caught in an afternoon rainstorm.