On every Squad Abroad to Panama, you and your students will be immersed in the local culture and history of this beautiful country. In addition to the service projects your group will do in local communities, you and your students will dive into the vibrant tapestry of Panama – a land with breathtaking landscapes, rich indigenous cultures, and a dynamic urban pulse. Embark on a transformative journey that intertwines cultural immersion with impactful volunteer experiences, forging unforgettable memories for you and your students.
Experience the History and Culture of Panama
Each day, delve into the heart of Panamanian culture through guided activities and workshops led by passionate locals. Master and sharpen your culinary skills with a cooking class where you’ll learn to prepare a mouthwatering Panamanian dish such as “tamales”, and unleash your inner artist with intricate techniques of mola-painting, temporary tattoos and jewelry-making workshop from members of the Guna indigenous group guided by Embera women. You can even carve your own artisan souvenir out of soapstone.
Dive into the Natural Beauty of Panama
Panama is one of Central America’s most beautiful countries. With jungles, islands, beaches and rivers, there is always something new to explore. On your Squad Abroad, you can organize weekend excursions to explore the diverse landscapes of Panama, including visits to the rainforests of Soberania National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife and stunning waterfalls. You can also plan to visit the Embera Quera community and learn about their unique traditions and way of life. You can explore the fascinating exhibits at the Bio-Museum, delve into the wonders of the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks, or encounter playful monkeys on Monkey Island. The diverse wildlife at the Smithsonian Natural Center is worth a visit, and you must experience the heartwarming work of the Sloth Sanctuary.
Lastly, if you and your students would like, you can indulge in thrilling adventure activities, from ziplining through the rainforest canopy to whitewater rafting on the Chagres River. Spend one or two nights exploring these natural wonders.
Panama City: A Global Hub of Culture and History
On every Squad Abroad, you and your team will have the chance to explore the vibrant capital, Panama City. You can delve into the historic district of Casco Viejo, a charming UNESCO World Heritage site, and discover its artisan shops and vibrant nightlife. Or you can stroll along the scenic Causeway Amador, enjoying breathtaking views of the city skyline and the Panama Canal.
On your final night, celebrate your unforgettable experience in the vibrant district of Casco Viejo. Browse through the colorful artisan shops, finding the perfect souvenir to cherish your volunteer experience in Panama. Savor a delicious farewell dinner featuring traditional Panamanian cuisine.
Organize a Squad Abroad for you and your Students
Organize a Squad Abroad and make a positive difference! Lead your high school students to Panama where they’ll immerse themselves in the rich history and culture of this captivating country while contributing to the well-being of local communities and changing the life of the people that need it the most. Contact us today to learn more and embark on a transformative journey that will leave a lasting impact on you and the Panamanian people.