Political Science

Analyze local, national, and regional political systems and cultures to design and implement change with the goal of creating a thriving rural county in Latin America – all while you leverage the successes of Kalu Yala and our desire to support our neighbors and improve environmental and social situations around us.

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Create a Thriving Community

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The Political Science Program harnesses the massive potential for positive influence in the region that Kalu Yala brings through our access to resources, contacts, knowledge, and desire to help better neighboring communities. Tough challenges like rural health care, access to education, natural resource use, and economic development to avoid talent drain are not only facing our county of San Martín, but counties around the world. The program also incorporates working within our Kalu Yala community to set up systems of self-governance and finding best practices in community living. Come help guide Kalu Yala become a leader in showing what is possible from rural communities in the 21st century.

In this program, you will learn:

– Panamanian government & politics

– Rural challenges and solutions in Latin America

– Public law and policies

– Resource management & community organizing

– NGO building and administration

– Community self-governance structures and systems

Political Science is your chance to turn your passion for improving the lives of others through politics into real, actionable steps that utilize Kalu Yala’s resources to ensure we do good in the world.

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