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Entomology, epidemics and eradication in Panama.

Course Highlights

  • Specially designed for students interested in learning more about biology, biodiversity, biotechnology, and the economic impact of insect pests on animals and plants
  • Learn about the eradication of the screwworm fly in North and Central America
  • Visit the only screwworm sterile fly production facility in the world and learn about the production, dispersing, and monitoring methods of sterile flies
  • Visit Barro Colorado Island, part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the only unit of the Smithsonian institution outside of the United States
  • Network with faculty and students from the University of Panama
  • Learn about the agriculture industry in Panama, visit the Panama Canal, tour archaeological sites and enjoy a beautiful beach!


Want to see photos from the 2019 Preparation Visit to Panama?

Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:30-8:00 pm Ag Hall 108


Pre-Trip Meetings

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:30-8:00 pm - 216 NRC
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2020 - 6:30-8:00 pm - 216 NRC
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 6:30-8:00 pm - 216 NRC



Course Options

  • AG 3803 International Study Tour in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Panama (3 credit hours with I designation*)

*Undergraduate students at Oklahoma State University are required to take a class that carries an I designation for graduation purposes

Travel Dates

  • May 16-25, 2020


  • Please contact the instructor



Estimated Cost*

  • Course Program Fee= $2,000 (includes round trip flight Houston-Panama City/ Panama City-Houston, lodging, in country transportation, admission/entrance fees and most meals)
  • Domestic flight (if applicable)
  • Course Tuition= $897 (check with the OSU Financial Aid Office for cost of trip and with waivers)
  • Personal Expenses= ~$200 (suggested)

*All costs are estimated and subject to change

(Contact the instructor(s) for payment dates)

Scholarships Available


Application Deadline


(Applying online doesn’t necessarily commit you to go on the trip; the moment you usually commit is when payments are charged to your Bursar's account. Contact the instructor(s) for payment dates)

Contact Info


Dr. Wyatt Hoback

Room/Lab 225L/ 239 NRC



Dr. Justin Talley

Room/Lab 127L/138/239 NRC



José Uscanga

155 Ag Hall  744-6580