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Climate Change and Sustainable Development – Panama

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Regional Research and Study Abroad Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Panama City, Panama. –The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) offer eight-week Study Abroad Programs focusing on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through professional training, hands-on learning, and a four-week internship, students experience how global climate change influences sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students will have the opportunity to explore firsthand the direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on natural and human systems. To facilitate professional collaboration and cross-cultural communication students will receive Spanish training and will live with host families in Panama City.

Further information is available here.


Established in 1992, CATHALAC is an international organization dedicated to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education, and technology transfer. CATHALAC’s Study Abroad Program is part of the Center’s Education Programs. The objective of these programs is to form a community of professionals with an interdisciplinary background who are capable of responding to both the challenges and opportunities related to Integrated Watershed Management, Climate Change, Environmental Modeling and Analysis, and Risk Management. CATHALAC headquarters are located across from the Panama Canal in the City of Knowledge (in Spanish – Ciudad del Saber), a former US military base transformed into an international complex for education, research and innovation developed to promote and facilitate synergy between universities, scientific research centers, businesses, and international organizations.

About UAH

Founded in 1950, UAH is an autonomous campus of The University of Alabama System dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. UAH is a key participant in one of the nation’s major international centers for advanced technological research and utilizes its position in this environment to provide unique opportunities and creative programs for students, faculty, and the community. UAH is committed to maintaining a diverse academic community of the highest quality, and to providing an environment that facilitates intellectual, cultural, personal, and professional growth. UAH fosters leadership, creative and critical thinking, clear communication, a respect for knowledge and the pursuit of truth, and an engagement in the challenge and pleasure of a lifetime of learning.

Zvia Leibler Danon
Study Abroad Program Coordinator