Panama’s diverse ecosystems and species are among the most threatened on the planet. In this small country, where you can travel from one coast to the other in an hour, you’ll spend extensive time studying ecosystems of both the Pacific Ocean and ...
I learned how another culture lives.
I learned more about my personality by being stuck with the same 17 americans for most of the time.
I practiced my Spanish and became conversationally fluent, which was my goal so yay!
Definitely worthwhile because I chose the program carefully and it catered exaclty to my desires and inte...
- Villanova University
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Panama’s diverse ecosystems and species are among the most threatened on the planet. In this small country, where you can travel from one coast to the other in an hour, you’ll spend extensive time studying ecosystems of both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, including mangrove forests, coral reefs, and seagrass beds.
You will study carbon accumulation and marine ecology in spectacular settings, including Coiba Island UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Guna Yala indigenous territory. You will snorkel in one of Panama’s top diving sites and conduct research guided by renowned marine biologists.
SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships.
Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete.
For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.
$500 - $5000
April 1 for summer programs
May 15 for fall programs
November 1 for spring programs
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application.
After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps:
1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application.
2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form.
3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.258.3503).
4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.