Study Abroad in Panama: International Disaster & Crisis Communication

PanamaIn Summer 2018, HPS' Emergency Management and Disaster Science (EMDS) department will be offering a study abroad course in Panama. This class will be co-taught by Dr. Laura Siebeneck (EMDS) and Dr. Brian Richardson (Communication Studies) and will focus on the examination of hazards, risks, and disasters at the intersections of com-munication and culture in Panama.

Emergency management students may sign up for either the EADP 4040 International Disasters class or the EMDS 5800—Special Topics Course. While abroad, students will have an opportunity to interact with emergency management officials in Panama and visit sites such as the Panama Canal, Las Ruinas (Old Ruins), La Fortaleza de Santa Barbara, a local fire station, and the U.S. Embassy.

The department is excited to continue to offer international experiences for our students and we look forward to sharing our experi-ences with the EADP community upon returning home. If you are in-terested in attending, applications are being accepted until February 1st.

Visit or contact Laura Siebeneck for more details on how to apply.