Get ready to go!

Welcome to the online acceptance package for the Panama Field Studies in Panama. This website is designed to help you get ready for our departure in January. Please read through all the information carefully. Use the Get Ready Package below to ensure that you haven't forgotten anything. It is time to start getting excited about spending this winter in Panama!

If you have any questions about preparations, please do not hesitate to contact us via email internshipsfieldstudies [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca or panama [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Preparatory sessions (MANDATORY)

  • Program philosophy and research ethics:
    Guest speaker Professor Oliver Coomes
    Tuesday September 27th, 2016
    Burnside Hall, room 426
  • Safety, cultural sensitivity and health:
    Guest speaker Dr. Brian Ward
    Monday October 17th, 2016
    Burnside Hall, room 426
  • Internship night:
    Guest speaker Professor Hector Barrios
    Wednesday November 9th, 2016
    Burnside Hall, room 426
  • Code of conduct, house rules and wrap-up:
    Guest speaker Professor Catherine Potvin
    Tuesday November 29th, 2016
    Burnside Hall, room 426

PDF icon Download Get Ready Package 2017

This package is designed to facilitate your preparation to the Panama Field Study Semester. It contains crucial information as well as all the forms you will need to submit before you leave for Panama.

All the forms must be submitted by the deadline clearly indicated.

Travel registry form

Once you have registered for ENVR 451 you will be asked to fill out the Travel Registry Form. Personal information, emergency contact, travel document, insurance information and immunizations must be provided.

To access and complete the form:

  • Login to Minerva
  • Click on the link for your travel activity to access the form

Make sure to have the following information in hand:

1. Passport, and travel visa information (if required) 
2. Travel insurance coverage and policy details
3. Vaccinations/immunizations
4. E-ticket and itinerary

You can complete the form in more than one sitting, saving your changes and come back to it later.

To finalize and submit the form you will be asked to accept the terms of the Travel Guidelines.

Until you accept the terms and submit the form, the status of your form will remain incomplete and you will receive monthly email reminders asking you to complete it.

Register with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

DFAIT offers a registration service for all Canadians travelling or living abroad. This service is provided so that we can contact and assist you in an emergency in a foreign country, such as a natural disaster or civil unrest, or inform you of a family emergency at home.

  • Register your travel by clicking here
  • Read the Panama Travel report by clicking here