Panama is the crossroads of the world. With strong influences from American, Spanish, and Asian culture, this tropical nation of 4 million individuals is most famous for the Panama Canal, the single most important structure on earth. Without the Panama Canal, the world as we know it would not exist – and the 2016 completion of a $5 billion expansion project promises to shape the world economy for centuries to come. Panama is one of the most biodiverse locations on the planet, with stunning beaches and pristine rainforests only a short ride away from Panama City, the most cosmopolitan city in Latin America.

MQP students gain real-life training with a world-renowned engineering organization, working with access to facilities that can be found nowhere else. IQP students work with Panamanian partners on projects that emphasize teamwork and collaboration to identify innovative solutions and policies to address pressing social issues.


“Doubtless for centuries to come the world-wonders of the Panama Canal will be told in story and in picture, but the eloquence of the theme itself will never be exhausted while reverence for mighty deeds find lodgment in the hearts of men.”

~ Ralph Avery, 1913