Panamá también conocida como “el lugar de los peces” es un paraíso tropical con playas, selvas tropicales con animales exóticos, aves y una vida marítima con una belleza incomparable. Aveces llamada ” la Octava Maravilla del Mundo” el canal de Panamá  conecta los océanos Atlántico y Pacífico convirtiendo este país en el centro de comercio internacional.

La educación juega un papel muy importantes en la vida de los adolescentes de este país, en grupos de estudios los jóvenes de juntan para compartir. Durante los fines de semana, suelen juntarse para ir al cine, hacer deportes (baloncesto, fútbol, y béisbol), salir a bailar y disfrutar de los festivales regionales.


#Pollera ?

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People & Community

You will probably live in a small town or rural area in Panama. Your host family will want to know your whereabouts, so check in with your host parents before make decisions. Also, like your host siblings, don’t forget your household chores. 


You will probably attend a public school and be able to choose your field of study. School runs in two shifts—morning and afternoon, and all students wear school uniforms. Panama has one of the highest literacy rates in the region (97%).

Las quiero mucho ❤ #nadamasquedecir

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#booklininpanama #afs55 #afspanama

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The primary language in Panama is Spanish, and many people speak English as well. A basic knowledge of English will be helpful.


Panamanian food is varied and delicious. Rice is the staple of the diet and is eaten twice a day. Meals include meat, beans, platanos (a type of starchy banana) and vegetables like tomatoes, carrots and cabbage. Don’t forget to taste the chichas, sweet cold fruit drinks.

Fresh is best ?? #fresh #fish #pineapple #tuna #freshtuna #tagforlikes #healthyfood

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Let AFS guide your intercultural adventure

Go abroad with AFS to discover who you really are, make new lifetime friendships and immerse yourself in a fascinating intercultural experience.

Our learning program will prepare you for an amazing AFS intercultural experience. The program begins at your home country with a pre-departure orientation and continues with orientations and other supported learning activities and facilitated conversations will help you maximize your experience, cope the challenges of navigating a new culture and community and gain knowledge, skills, and a global understanding, throughout your time abroad, and as you return to you home country. AFS volunteers will be there to support and guide you and your host family through your learning journey abroad.


The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program will support your intercultural learning experience. This state-of-the-art program prepares you to successfully navigate new cultural environments—during your AFSNext experience and long after you finish the program. Online intercultural learning modules combined with in-person sessions help you develop practical and global skills, knowledge and attitudes that employers need and mission-driven organizations believe will help achieve their social impact goals. You will receive your certification upon completion of the training program. 

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