Panama: Engineering, Social and Cultural Impact – Coventry University

Experience an unforgettable adventure in Panama, where you’ll get a hands on experience of the importance of the Panama canal, whilst staying the El Valle de Antón, an unique experience surrounded by mountain and cloud forests.

Challenge Snapshot

You’ll learn all about the Panama canal and the historic and modern day importance of it for the use in trade. Sharing knowledge with others will offer an invaluable experience to provide solutions to existing problems within the El Valle de Antón community.

Available Trip Dates to Book Now

Program Date: 27 July - 24 August 2024

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

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Interested in clocking up some vital leadership experience and becoming an inspirational children’s role model? Download our Panama: Engineering, Social and Cultural Impact pack to find out more about this intrepid adventure.

Ignite a passion

Challenge Overview

On this 4-week challenge you will have the unique opportunity to engage with local community members to understand the issues they face and propose engineering based solutions. You will get the opportunity to visit Panama canal and learn about the history, and how it impacted the community. You will also engage with students in STEAM related workshops to promote critical thinking and innovation. 

In addition, there will be an opportunity to assist with building and improving communities through building foundations, houses, sidewalks and sanitation.

It’s not all work and no play – you’ll have plenty of free time during your evenings and weekends to explore the local area!

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improve Education Quality

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Developed critical thinking

Weeks 1-4:
Get hands on experience of engineering amongst the history and use of the Panama canal as well as participating in workshops aimed to spread a wide range of knowledge. Partake in community improvements such as house building, community clear-ups and facilitating conversational English.

Focussed on the UN Sustainability Goals

(4)

Quality Education

(6)

Clean Water & Sanitation

(13)

Climate Action

(14)

Life Below Water

Download our PDF Itinerary

Interested in clocking up some vital leadership experience and becoming an inspirational children’s role model? Download our Panama: Engineering, Social and Cultural Impact pack to find out more about this intrepid adventure.

What’s Included / Not Included?

What’s Included?

24/7 in-country support
All accommodation
3 meals a day
In-country transport
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Yellow participant t-shirt
Pre-departure support, including full challenge briefing
An incredible experience

What’s Not Included?

Flights
Visa (free for UK citizens)
Vaccinations
Travel Insurance
Personal spending money
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An average day
on the project

Over four weeks, Monday to Friday you will facilitate workshops with the weekend free to travel or explore under your own steam. Your day will usually consist of a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then another 3-hour session after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax and explore town or plan a session for the next day.

Call us on +44 (0) 1635 88 93 93 to speak with one of our team and begin planning your journey to becoming a Global Citizen

Your Climate Impact

By taking part in this trip, you’ll be contributing to climate change, but you’ll also be igniting positive change. That’s why we pay the full cost of offsetting your impact.
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192Kg of CO²e

Average carbon footprint per person

Impact for others, Impact for you.

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