Program Information Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains about 45 minutes outside Panama

City, Panama. The idea behind Kalu Yala is based around culture, new urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education, preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. We plan to break ground in December of this year which will bring many opportunities for students to work with experts in various fields. Intern programs take place in 3 venues: creating the town's foundation in Kalu Yala; creating relationships in the neighboring town of San Miguel; and working on business logistics in Panama City. Since Summer 2010, we have had students from 44 states, 16 countries and 130 universities. Programs Agriculture and Animal Science in Kalu Yala Biology in Kalu Yala Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Panama City Community Outreach and Education in San Miguel Forestry in Kalu Yala Farm-to-Table Culinary Arts in Kalu Yala Health and Wellness in San Miguel Outdoor Recreation in Kalu Yala Our days are split 4-and-4: 4 hours of a traditional internship model working on a Director-led project, followed by 4 hours of an entrepreneurial model working on a project the student proposes and then brings to fruition. Examples of Projects: Agriculture and Animal Science: Designing and building a 2-acre permaculture farm based on local and modern farming methods, so far including plantain-tree grove, medicinal plant bed, herb garden, hardwood test-plot, and a 30-hen chicken coop. Biology: Design and implementation of first water system to BaseCamp with study of aquatic life, water testing, and multiple field studies on specific flora and fauna in Kalu Yala Business: Creation of design briefs and space planning for Kalu Yala's first development project, including market research and financial analysis, creating the first tourism company to go to Kalu Yala Community Outreach and Education: Social Metrics study through personal interviews to find strength, creativity, and resiliency in the neighboring town of San Miguel to be able to best support existing assets in individuals and the community to assist in town development. The Education portion works on empowering the people of San Miguel through personalized English classes, while forming relationships within the school and community through educational workshops and events, including a community art mural and a study of local labor culture. There

is also a Health and Wellness portion which focuses on both the system healthcare system of rural Panama as well as local practices. Forestry: GIS mapping of hardwoods on Kalu Yala property, building of the first hardwood test plot, identification of trees throughout property Outdoor Recreation: Design and construction of low ropes course, trails and recreation fields while working closely with Jungle Adventures, the first eco-tour project at Kalu Yala, building of a putt putt golf course, and an amphitheater and stage. Benefits to Students: - Ability to design and/or participate in a program catered to your own personal interests and goals - Freedom to test your abilities by pursuing trial and error in a real world environment, while being supported by professionals - Meet other passionate, like-minded, young people from a wide variety of vocations and backgrounds in an international setting Upcoming semester dates: - Spring: January 13th- April 4th - Summer: May 19th- August 1st - Fall: September 1st- November 14th Our staff is happy to assist students who wish to acquire academic credit and speaking Spanish is not required! We also can work with students on payment plans. Visit for a full brochure.