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David Inouye <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:23:39 -0400
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Subject: Internships in Panama, spring, summer, fall

Kalu Yala is a sustainable community that will be built in the mountains
about 45 minutes outside Panama City, Panama. Kalu Yala's 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've had interns from 16
countries, 44 states, and 130 colleges.

Programs include:
Agriculture and Animal Science based in Kalu Yala
Biology based in Kalu Yala
Business Development and Entrepreneurship based in Panama City
Community Outreach and Education based in San Miguel
Farm-to-Table Culinary Arts based in Kalu Yala
Forestry based in Kalu Yala
Heath and Wellness based in San Miguel
Outdoor Recreation based in Kalu Yala

Interns are encouraged to come up with and implement their own semester
project. Some interns choose to do solo projects while others work in groups
to make their dream a reality. Along the way, our Program Directors are
always happy to help them plan and lend a helping hand.

Some recent projects include:

Designing and building an outdoor recreation park with low ropes course,
hillside amphitheater, stage, putt-putt golf course, and volleyball court
Multisite water testing followed by water purification feasibility study
(both for Kalu Yala and the neighboring town of San Miguel which currently
does not have potable water)
Designing, planting and taking care of 2-acre permaculture farm with the aid
of permaculture expert Stephen Brooks. See the video here.
Teaching English, art classes and after school sports and science clubs in 4
schools in rural Panama.
Working with the local health facilities to host health seminars and bring in
experts to the rural town of San Miguel
Identification and database creation of native insects and plants
All plans to host TEDx Adventure: The Jungle, an event for 150 TEDx license
holders to be held at Kalu Yala in late December (alum are coming back as
volunteers to put on the event as well!)

Working to build a truly sustainable community, Kalu Yala is based around new
urbanism architecture, organic food, wellness, recreation, education,
preservation, and conservation of the natural environment. Kalu Yala is
located in the rainforest highlands of Central Panama in a 7,000-acre valley
that backs up to the Chagres National Park. The internship program allows
students and young professionals to come to Panama and gain cultural
exposure, work experience, and knowledge in order to create a project that
will ultimately help shape this sustainable community.

2014 semester dates:
Spring: January 13th- April 4th
Summer: May 19th- August 1st
Fall: September 1st- November 14th

Students can apply online by filling in the application form here or email
[log in to unmask] for more information.

I should mention that 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 and seeking financial assistance.

This year we've been written about in several school newspapers including
University of Virginia, Clemson University, Arizona State University, Florida
State University, University of Richmond, Louisiana State University and
Winona State University. You can find the links to these articles on our

Again, I'd like to invite you to our annual Professor Appreciation Weekend.
Once you arrive in Panama, all accommodations, meals and ground
transportation will be provided. It will be March 13-17th, 2014. I am happy
to send a detailed itinerary upon request.

Please let me know if you have any further questions, if you'd like me to
remove you from my contact list, or if you think another colleague would be
better suited for me to contact in the future.

Regards from Panama,

Kate Stewart

President and COO

Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internships

Kalu Yala Website and Facebook

Event Date: November 5, 2013
Event Location: United States
Contact Person: David Inouye
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 3014056946