The 2013 Long Trip: Panama!
This year, Panama is the destination for Bank Street’s 14th Long Trip, which takes place during Spring Break: Sunday March 24th through Saturday March 30th.
The purpose of this trip is to expand our learning experiences through direct interaction with the range of local citizens while learning about the social, environmental, economic, and educational challenges facing the country. We typically meet with artists, storytellers, educators, historians, and community leaders to learn as much as possible in one week.
In addition to visiting the famed engineering marvel, the Panama Canal, we will experience Panama’s natural and cultural riches. The city tour of Old Panama will include a visit to the Afro Antillian Museum. We will also see a Panamanian Folkloric Music and Dance Performance, visit a rainforest, and hopefully travel to the Caribbean coast to visit historic Portobello. Additional experiences are still in the planning stages and a full agenda will be distributed prior to the trip.
The cost of the trip is $2,500 and includes airfare, hotel, breakfast, some dinners, local transportation, honoraria, and most fees.
Time is short and air travel reservations need to be made! So please email us with your interest in joining us by February 4th. We will then contact you with more details.
Learning, fun, and great conversations await you: come and join the group!
Michele Morales, Fern Khan, and Carol Hillman
*Please check the expiration date on your passport carefully. Panamanian law requires that U.S. travelers present a passport that has a remaining validity of at least three months from the date of the trip. (To be safe, your passport should not expire prior to June 30, 2013).