Panama has one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. The average annual growth was 7.1% from 2001-2015, more than double the regional average, thanks to foreign direct investments and light regulation. Discover more about Panama's culture and its greater role in the international business market.


  • 03/26/2017 to 04/01/2017


  • International Air
  • Ground Transportation
  • Intra-Program Flight & Train
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Guide
  • Admission Fees
  • Country Guidebook & Pre-Travel Documents
  • Embedded Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support

Meet the Faculty

Annette Nemetz

Director of International Business Institute at GFU
Annette M. Nemetz, PhD, is the director of the MBA programs and an assistant professor of management in the College of Business. With teaching responsibilities focused on strategy, global business and general management, Nemetz’s research and scholarship interests include stakeholder theory, the investigation of factors impacting contemporary global strategic management, corporate social responsibility, strategic sustainability, institutional influences and forces on strategic decision-making, public policy and business, and multicultural management and development. In addition, she is director of the university's International Business Institute program in affiliation with Messiah College. Nemetz has taught global management and global strategy in China and in several European countries.

Prior to her academic career, Nemetz, an award-winning innovator with a global entrepreneurial mindset, held executive management positions in marketing and product development in the software and computer systems industry. Her most recent corporate position was executive vice president at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, responsible for strategic planning and operational restructuring of the multi-million dollar Microsoft account and for leadership of a business unit that developed and sold innovative technologically-based marketing products and services.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

WorldStrides is committed to making international travel accessible for students. To find out how to apply for $500 in need-based assistance or our merit-based $3,000 Higher Education Traveler Scholarship, click here.

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For Parents

Thank you for considering this global opportunity for your students, and for trusting me with the important responsibility of educating them. In addition to building their resume and their network, I believe a program like this builds essential perspective that will set them on a path to becoming more global citizens!

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