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  • Locations: Colon, Panama; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Panama City, Panama
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:




Home to one of the most strategic waterways in the world, Panama plays a significant role in global trade and the world's logistics infrastructure.  From Panama City, to Lake Gatun, to Colon, you will identify and understand contemporary issues that impact global supply chain management.  Spring Break travel will help you understand specific supply chain issues facing Panamanian firms or international firms that do businss in (or via) Panama.


Panama City, Colon. 


You will stay in double occupancy hotel rooms.

Resident Directors

Terry Esper
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams 



Courses and Credit

BUSMHR 7010 - Advanced topics in Multinational Business (1.5 credits)
2019 Spring Semester
Dr. Terry Esper

The primary function of this course is to provide students with a global immersion experience of logistics and supply chain management processes within the global context.  This course has been developed to provide a good balance of theory and practical application and observation, addressing both strategic and operational logistics issues.
A second purpose of this course is to provide students with international exposure to Panamanian culture and Panamanian logistics and supply chain perspectives.  Students will be given the opportunity to compare Panamanian business practices with other global business practices (particularly those of the US and China), as well as within the context of the Central American region and the larger global community.  During this course, students will:  understand the unique culture, geography, history, and politics of the Panama; travel to the Panama; study the differences between business in the U.S. and China and business in Panama; learn the global role of the Panamanian logistics infrastructure to global trade; and, learn about the current issues facing the nation and logistics operations of Panama.



Application Requirement

In order to be eligible for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

You must include an updated resume with your application.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.Remain in academic good standing

No student record actions of "Warning," "Probation," or "Probation by Special Action"

First preference is granted to students in the MBLE program.  Second preference is given to students enrolled in a graduate program through The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business (FT MBA, WP MBA, Specialized Degree)



Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying:
  • The regular Ohio State University tuition
  • Program Fee: $1,928
  • $150 application fee
This program fee includes accommodations, in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, and three group meals. The program fee does not include international flights, pre-departure expenses (passport / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.

If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions

  • TBD


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/15/2018
10/31/2018 03/09/2019 03/17/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the US.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.