Panama Enrollment Information 2024

Congratulations on being selected to travel on the Panama: Research, Communities, and Conservation travel program! This trip takes students deep into the country , taking part in ongoing scientific research projects, exploring current cultural and environmental challenges, and learning about a variety of local perspectives on conservation and development. 

Enrollment Information

  1. Review the resources to make an informed decision
    • Once you have read the resources, please contact us if you decide NOT to enroll.
  2. Complete the enrollment paperwork
    • Please note: You will have to print, upload, and mail paperwork as part of this process. Thank you in advance!
  3. Complete payment

1. Review Resources to Make an Informed Decision

As you and your family consider your enrollment, please consult the following resources:

  • Review updated itinerary: Visit the Panama Travel Program page
  • Panama 2024 Travel Medicine Advisory Letter from Dr. Benson, Medical Director of Deerfield Academy
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine Information & Letter
  • CDC and State Department briefings on travel to Panama ( A PDF of the CDC page from November 16 can be downloaded here.)
  • Information about International SOS (ISOS), our travel medicine and security services provider
    • If you would like to speak with a medical or security professional at ISOS about the trip, please contact the CSGC.
  • Program Notes:
    • Pre-trip programming will begin for this trip on Saturday, March 2 at noon, for no additional cost students will be able to stay in their dorm and day students will be invited to stay on campus should they choose, all meals will be provided and students will participate in trip prep and framing activities. If the student has a compelling reason to be off campus during this time for example post season tournaments or family events, please contact the CSGC to make arrangements for completing pre trip activities at an alternate time and coordinating the time you will rejoin the group for a smooth departure.
    • This is an “unplugged” trip where students will not have access to cell phones or internet for the duration of their time in Panama. Students and faculty leaders will update families and friends at home through our Notes from the Field blog. Check out previous year’s posts, below for a better understanding of the travel experience.
    • During this trip students will stay in hotels and open-air bunkhouses. Meals will be at restaurants, prepared by Mamoni (where there is a diverse selection of foods, fruits, and vegetables), and packed lunches.
    • This program conflicts with the March 9 SAT test date.

2. Complete Enrollment Paperwork

Once you have considered the above information with your parent/guardian and have decided to enroll, please download and complete with your parent/guardian the following forms, if you and your parent/guardian agree to all terms.

If you are choosing not to enroll, please let the Center for Service and Global Citizenship know as soon as possible.

All forms must be submitted by December 4.

1. Download Forms:

2. Scan & Upload:

Once completed, please scan the following:

  • Deerfield Waiver (Please Note: original with student & parent/guardian signatures needs to be mailed in as well)
  • Third Party Provider Form: Envoys Participant Agreement
  • A color copy of your student passport (Please note: Passport must be valid for at least three months past the date of entry)

To securely upload forms, please choose from the following:

Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

DA Employee Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

3. Mail Forms:

Once previous steps have been completed, please mail the following original copies with ink signatures:

  • Deerfield Waiver: Deerfield Academy’s Agreement, Waiver, and Release of Liability Form for Panama
  • Third Party Provider Form: Envoys Participant Agreement
  • Travel Health Questionnaire & Yellow Fever Vaccine Information & Letter

Mail to:

The Center for Service and Global Citizenship
Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, MA 01342


3. Complete Payment

A non-refundable trip deposit, paid by check or wire transfer is due by December 4. Please make checks payable to Deerfield Academy and write the trip name on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the CSGC, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342. For wire transfer instructions please contact the Finance Office at

Please see the invitation email for specific payment information, or contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship via email or phone: 413-774-1435.

This page contains enrollment information for students who have been selected for one of our 2024 trips. If you are interested in other CSGC travel programs or future travel opportunities, please contact the The Center for Service and Global Citizenship.