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PLEASE NOTE THE NEW COST! The cost of the program is $4,980 CAD for Winter 2016 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.

$ 3,980: due October 1st.


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.

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, email student [dot] accounts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Student Accounts) to notify the financial office that the payment has been made with the subject of the email being Panama Field Studies Semester.

Potential Funding

  • McGill International Experience Award                                                                                                                           

The Schull Yang International Experience Awards, supported by Joseph Schull  (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang( BCL , LLB ’88) to help students gain firsthand 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 the international experience.

Award amount: $1250.00. Availability of awards to be posted.

Send the following documents to internshipsfieldstudies [dot] science [at] mcgill [dot] ca
- Letter of intent
- Unofficial transcript
- C.V

Deadline to apply: Friday December 5th, noon (no exceptions)

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 to the donors.

  • Mobility Award

Quebec resident, 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.

    (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.