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Cost/Funding


The cost of the program is $5,500 CAD for Winter 2017 year. This amount does not include airfare (about $900), tuition, insurance or living expenses. Students have reported requiring approximately an additional $2,000 in total for food, clothing, travel, salsa clubs, etc.

$1,000.00 deposit: once accepted into the program, the deposit must be paid and is NON REFUNDABLE.

$ 4500.00: due October 1st.

In addition to the Mobility Award (guaranteed $3000.00) funding is available to defray part of the program's cost

 

Refund policy
The program fees are non refundable. Unless for unseen circumstances and with the support of valid documentation (i.e medical note) a withdrawal from the program is inevitable, a decision about possible refund would be undertaken.

Payments
Payment of both the deposit and the final payment will be accepted by Student Accounts.
For futher information on making a payment consult the Student Accounts website.

On-line banking
Pay McGill University using your student ID as the account number.
Once you have done this, send an email to student [dot] accounts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Panama%20Field%20Study%20Semester-payment-) (Student Accounts) to notify the financial office that the payment has been made.

Potential Funding

***The awards are available once you have been accepted to the Panama Field Study Semester***

The following applies to all the awards except for the Mobility Award.

Application
Send the following documents to internshipsfieldstudies [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca (subject: Field%20Studies%20Awards)

- PDF icon Field Studies Awards Form

- Unofficial transcript

- C.V.

Deadline: December 1, 2016 (no exceptions!)

Award thank you notes

At the end of your field study semester you will be asked to provide the following:

- A picture
- A short report about your experience or a specific event that happened during your field semester
- A thank you note to the donors


  • Denise Emma Benzacar Field Study Awards

The Denise Emma Benzacar Field Study Awards were established by Denise (BSc '58) and Tom Dailey to help Faculty of Science students participating in the Faculty of Science Study Semesters, engaging in research at McGill Field Study Stations or taking part in field work as part of their academic curriculum.

Award amount: up to $1000.00

  • David and Erica Davidovic Science Intern Award

The David and Erica Davidovic Science Intern Award was created in 2010 to benefit students studying abroad. The Davidovics recognize the value of out-of classroom learning experiences, particularly abroad, and an award value of several hundred dollars will be offered.

Award amount: up to $1000.00

  • Ronald I. Levine Fund

The Ronald I. Levine Fund was created to help support the field study programs in the Faculty of Science through initiatives that would enable the Faculty of Science to consistently improve upon the services it provides to students participating in the field study programs.

Award amount: up to $1000.00

  • McGill International Experience Award

The McGill International Experience Award, supported by Joseph Schull  (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang( BCL , LLB ’88) to help students gain first hand international experience related to their fields of study. The award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their international experience.

Award amount:  will be announced

  • Irene Woods Field Study Awards

The Irene Woods Field Study Awards were established by Irene Woods (M.Sc. '66) to help Faculty of Science students participating in the Faculty of Science Study Semesters, engaging in research at McGill Field Study Stations or taking part in field work as part of their academic curriculum.

Award amount: up to $1000.00

  • Mobility Award

Quebec residents, Canadian and International students participating in an official exchange, field-study semester, study-on-own, research or internship program may be entitled to a bursary for international studies.

For additional information on this bursary click here.

  • LOJIQ

(Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec)

If you are between 18 and 35 years old, canadian citizen or permanent resident, and have been living in Quebec for at least one year, you may receive funding for your project (once you have been accepted in the Panama Field Study Semester).

For additional information on this potential funding click here.

Follow the instructions very carefully.