The Memphis in May International Festival will honor the country of Panama next spring. Throughout the spring, the festival will educate Mid-Southerners about the country. One of the educational programs is a study abroad program. Now the program is taking applications from local high school students to study abroad in Panama.
The student exchange program will send students to Panama for 10 to 12 days next spring. While there, students will learn about its history and heritage.
Public and private school 11th and 12th graders can apply for the program. They have to submit a written application, an essay, and a letter of recommendation from their school. All of the information has to be submitted by November 22 for a chance to qualify for the trip. Organizers say students will be chosen based on grades, community involvement, and speaking and writing skills.