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Harrisonburg, VA, Panama City, Panama, Cartagena , Panama, Colombia

Program Description

JMU in Panama and Colombia is a 3-phase program that offers 6-credit hours in Supply Chain Management (MGT 461) and International Logistics (MKTG 462). The program is open to all college of business majors who have completed COB 300 and all students that are accepted to the Global Supply Chain Management minor.

Location Description

Phase-1 (Harrisonburg, VA):

  • Lectures on JMU campus from May 25th - June 5th, 2020
  • Preparation and implementation of the first phase of the team project that includes components of social entrepreneurship, international logistics, and supply chain management.

Phase-2 (Panama City, Panama):

  • Panama City, Panama from June 6th to June 11th, 2020
  • Accommodations in Courtyard Marriott Hotel - Downtown Panama City
  • Visits to amazing cites like Panama Canal and Colon Free Trade Zone
  • Visits to global companies like Dell and Under Armour
  • Cultural excursions to amazing tropical locations and indigenous tribes

Phase-3 (Cartagena, Colombia):

  • Cartagena, Colombia from June 11th to June 22nd, 2020
  • A UNESCO World Heritage site and home to Universidad Tecnologico de Bolivar
  • Work on an international import/export project with Colombian students
  • Visit the beautiful Centro Historico, taste the local food, and enjoy the tropical islands


Mert Tokman | | COB: Marketing

Luis Novoa | | CIS & Business Analytics


Phase-1: Students will be expected to cover their own housing in Harrisonburg during Phase-1.

Phase-2: Students will be provided hotel rooms rooms with double occupancy and free wifi at Courtyard Mariott Downtown Panama City.

Phase-3: Students will be provided rooms with double occupancy, free wifi, and maid service at executive suites of Orange by Travelers, in Cartagena, Colombia.

Students will be provided everyday breakfast and occasional group meals.

Additional Items to Consider

No visas required for either Panama or Colombia for US citizens staying less than 90 days.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Prerequisites: COB 300C or ISAT 211

Must be accepted to COB or Global Supply Chain Management minor

Some Spanish will be helpful

Junior or senior standing

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


MKTG 462: International Logistics (3 credits)

MGMT 461: Intro to Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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