Visit Panama with Reperio from March 25th to April 1st 2016. Register here.
It is with great care that we have selected Panama as an Easter destination. With its rich language and cultural heritage, beautiful and diverse landscape and very dynamic economic sector, as well as a member of the greater Caribbean region, Panama is an ideal choice of destination.
11 Facts About Panama
- Official Language is Spanish
- Population: 3.6 Million
- Area: 75,000 Km2
- Capital: Panama City
- The Panamanian currency is officially the balboa, fixed at a rate of 1:1 with the United States dollar since independence in 1903
- Panama's wildlife holds the most diversity of all the countries in Central America. It is home to many South American species as well as North American wildlife
- Since 2010, Panama remains the second most competitive economy in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index.
- Particularly well-known for its 77 km canal, Panama receives a significant portion of its GDP from canal tolls.
- Commerce, banking, and tourism are major sectors of the economy.
- Panama has an unemployment rate of 3%
- More than half the population lives in the Panama City–Colón metropolitan corridor, which spans several cities. Panama's urban population exceeds 70%, making Panama's population the most urbanized in Central America
- Panama Viejo, Casco Viejo, and Miraflores locks
- Panama Canal
- Embera Indian Village
- El Valle
- Gatun Lake
- Taboga Island
- Registration Deadline: January 31st 2016
- Downpayment: $6,000
- Final payment: February 29th 2016: $6,000
- Hotel Accommodation
- All Meals
- All Tours
Reperio is a student programme of TT Shuttle which empowers Caribbean students to take advantage of present cross-border opportunities among the islands and beyond. Its objective is to create a forum by which all Caribbean students, regardless of language and culture may be able to seize and create opportunities for themselves. In delivering on these objectives, the programme focuses on strengthening relations between students of Trinidad & Tobago and their Caribbean counterparts, through stronger partnerships with educational establishments across the region, and their respective Ministries of Education, Foreign Affairs, Tourism, and Culture. This will ultimately result in the facilitation of cultural workshops and exchange programmes.
Reperio is not only multicultural in its approach, but it is also multilingual, so participating students are encouraged to master at least one foreign language. Currently the programme is trilingual in focus: English, French, and Spanish.