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Program prerequisites

  • HISP 218 Spanish Lang Intens-Elem 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    or
    HISP 210 Spanish Language:Beginners 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    or equivalent proficiency;
  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    or equivalent;
  • CGPA of 3.0 and higher is recommended. The program is aimed at 400-level (final year undergraduate) students.

To apply

Enrolment of McGill students is limited to 26 students.

Applicants must submit:

  • Panama Field Study Semester application webform
  • Letter of intent (maximum length: 2 pages; can be written in French or English) - PDF format only;
  • C.V. (can be written in French or English) - PDF format only;
  • Official or unofficial university transcript - PDF format only.

Send your complete Panama Field Study Semester application to (instructions on the webform): internshipsfieldstudies.science [at] mcgill.ca (Internships and Field Studies Office)

Selection criteria

Applications are assessed by the Panama Field Study Semester professors against multiple subjective criteria, including the following:

  • Cumulative grade point average;
  • Program and year of study;
  • Proficiency in Spanish;
  • Successful completion of an appropriate course in statistics;
  • A careful reading of the applicant's letter of intent.

Because the pool of applicants varies from year to year, the relative weighting of these criteria may also vary from year to year.

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