WE'RE GOING TO PANAMÁ!
PANAMÁ TRIP MAY 16-24, 2018
Trip Coordinators: Kelley Robertson & Rebecca Cutter
Principal and Supervisor: Tina Nilsen-Hodges
Trip Itinerary at a Glance
Wednesday, May 16
Arrive in Panama City
Thursday, May 17
Stay in Panama City, Casco Antiguo Spanish School, visit Panama Canal
Friday, May 18
Stay in Panama City, Casco Antiguo Spanish School Day 2, hear Emberá speaker at language school, visit Biodiversity Museum and Smithsonian Institute/Amador Causeway
Saturday, May 19
Travel to Chitré, Herrera; spend afternoon in city seeing preparations for Corpus Christi festival mask-making, music, dance, street decorations), stay at Bonnie’s on the beach
Sunday, May 20
Travel to and stay in Chepo de Las Minas, Herrera (Kelley’s former Peace Corps community), stay with host families
Monday, May 21
Stay in Chepo de Las Minas, Herrera; stay with host families
Tuesday, May 22
Travel back to Chitre to spend late morning/afternoon connecting with local high school students, stay at the beach in Guararé
Wednesday, May 23
Morning: wrap up with students in Chitre, leave after lunch to travel back to Panama City
Thursday, May 24
Travel back to the United States
Get Complete Itinerary Including Daily Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the total budget/cost of the trip?
- The total estimated cost of the trip is $ 1,800.00 per student.
- We are working on breakdowns of the daily budget and the budget is bound to change slightly as details emerge.
Will the students have insurance on this trip?
Yes. We will be purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance plan that will be 6.4% of their plane ticket’s cost for each student along with their plane tickets through Fellowship Travel International. Click here to see more detailed information about the coverage that comes with a comprehensive insurance plan.
How many chaperones are going, and who are they?
2-3 chaperones will be going on the trip. Chaperones are Kelley Robertson and Rebecca Cutter and possibly David Streib.
Who is paying for chaperones’ tickets?
The cost for chaperones’ tickets is factored into the cost of each student’s budget.
How will I communicate with my student/chaperones when they are in Panama?
- Students can bring their smartphones and other devices to use to text/message whenever we have wifi (at all hotels except for Days 5-6 when we are in Chepo de Las Minas)
- Chaperones will have phones at all times with service, either by using local Panamanian phones ($30 for trip) or American phones with international service (this would be another cost to factor in if we decide to go this route) In case of no service (i.e. in Chepo), local landline numbers will be made available to families in case of an emergency.