ThinkImpact: Panama Institute for Health or Social Innovation

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  • Location(s): Panama
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Graduate Program
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Do more than go abroad this summer, step out into the world.Join our pioneering program in Latin America for 3- or 8-week Institutes focused on Health or Social Innovation. Gather at the local community center with a handful of community members t... read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.9
Based on 8 Reviews
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I really learned to appreciate the things I have in my life in America. The trip, for that reason alone, was worthwhile. - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
I had an incredible experience working alongside the community members and developing a project of our own conception, from the ground up. The relationships you build through sharing laughter, struggle, success, and joy is priceless. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
There were definitely a lot of ups and downs. It was difficult transitioning to a completely different culture, life style and language for the entire time we were there. However, ultimately, it was worth it because I did learn a lot about myself and the Panamanian culture. I also got to improve my Spanish a lot more than I expe... - Brown University View Entire Review
Learned lots about cross cultural communication and the initial phases of social innovation but the program was far too expensive for just these lessons. For the same amount per month, I could have lived and taken classes at my own university as opposed to living in rural Panama spending lots of time bored or wondering what we w... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThinkImpact: Panama Institute for Health or Social Innovation
I stayed in a rural community in Panama as part of a ThinkImpact Social Innovation program in January, 2015. It was a wonderful experience to stay with the community members and experience life as a community member would. Our host family and other community members were very friendly and the entire experience gave us a glimpse ... - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
The biggest takeaways from this experience are learning to adapt in a completely foreign environment and completely immersing yourself with a new language, culture, and lifestyle. For this reason, this program is challenging, but proved worthwhile for my own experiences and personal growth. It definitely is a different experienc... - University of Southern California View Entire Review
Communicating on foreign languages, leadership skills, & experience in social entrepreneurship. Experiencing another culture is always worthwhile, and the skills you gain are applicable to a variety of fields. - none View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with ThinkImpact: Panama Institute for Health or Social Innovation
Through participation in the program, students will gain real, lasting relationships with highly motivated and inspiring individuals, as well as tangible outputs that they helped produce. The materials we were provided with throughout the institute led to great discussions among the group, and gave us the opportunity to dive dee... - University of Southern California View Entire Review

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Do more than go abroad this summer, step out into the world.

Join our pioneering program in Latin America for 3- or 8-week Institutes focused on Health or Social Innovation. Gather at the local community center with a handful of community members to brainstorm, discuss, and address local challenges together. Pick an opportunity and innovate with your local team as you tackle challenges and turn them into opportunities for innovation. In the end, you will create a sustainable business that benefits your team and the community as a whole.

Going abroad should impact you and the people you meet. An Institute with ThinkImpact will help you gain knowledge about social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and Panamanian culture. It will change your entire perspective about the world and positively influence the community members that you worked with. The community will benefit by continuing to build the innovative and sustainable social enterprises that solve a pressing community need.

Go abroad. Go beyond.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Public Health
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Year Founded:
2013
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