Study in Panama

If you are a college student and would like to spend a few semesters in Panama, you can study at several US universities in Panama including Florida State University for undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) programs, and University of Louisville or NOVA SouthEastern University for graduate (masters) programs.

Florida State University (FSU), Panama Canal branch is the university that we consider to be the most advanced in Panama. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer Associate and Baccalaureate degrees with various majors. The classes are all taught in English by US professors and all credits are transferable to other universities in the USA.

All faculty at FSU-Panama hold advanced degrees and teach in their area of specialization. They offer many core courses that lead to majors in many different areas as well as preparing the foundation for careers in Medicine, Law and Engineering. Each course is identical to that offered at the main campus in Florida.

FSU was established in Panama initially as a college for the US military to attend classes at for furthering their education. However, the canal employees, and Panamanians began attending and since then, FSU has grown into a full fledged campus in the canal zone of Panama City, offering 4 year degrees for students from around the world.

The FSU campus was previously the campus of “Panama Canal College (PCC)”, and when the Panama Canal was turned over to Panama in the year 2000, FSU took over the PCC campus. The campus is located right on the water of the Panama Canal, underneath the “Bridge of the Americas” crossing the canal – so students watch the ships go through the canal every day as they attend classes. You can actually see the swell indicator coming into the Pacific coast from the campus.

The FSU campus has excellent housing, library and athletic facilities as well as a large auditorium for special events. These facilities provide students with every opportunity to become part of the FSU-Panama community. The campus has full sport facilities including indoor air conditioned weight lifting gym (with all of the newest equipment), indoor basketball gym, tennis courts, volley ball courts, football field, soccer field, aerobics, etc.

If you would like more information about FSU in Panama, you can see their website at

You can also contact them at:

Tel: ++(507)-314-0367


University of Louisville offers a graduate (masters degree) program for Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, and Human Resources Management. They bring down professors from the USA to teach the programs they offer.

Their offices are located in the CrediCorp Bank building, in the banking center of Panama City. You can contact the University of Louisville in the USA for more information, or call the director of the branch in Panama, Mr. Oscar Leon, at (507)-210-1464 or (507)-210-1455. You can also email them at .

NOVA SouthEastern University has been in Panama since 1977. They bring down professors from the USA to teach the courses at their Panama campus. They offer a Bachelor of Science in Professional Management (BPM) with specialization in business, hospitality, or customer service. They also offer a graduate program for a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in finance, marketing, human resource management, or international business. Finally, they offer a Masters degree in Science and Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

Their offices are located in the canal zone town of Albrook, close to Panama City. You can contact NOVA SouthEastern University for more information at (507)-232-7062 or (507)-232-7065.

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