Ketsia Diaz celebrates her climb to a waterfall a mile into the Panamanian jungle.

Day 3: “I Did It!”

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Ketsia Diaz celebrates her climb to a waterfall a mile into the Panamanian jungle.

For her fellow travelers, the half-mile walk to a waterfall in the Panamanian jungle was just a quick, easy hike. For Ketsia Diaz, it was a chance to prove to herself, and everyone else, that…

Polk State Nursing and Healthcare Administration students prepare to board canoes that will transport them to Panama's indigenous Embera tribe.

Day 3: A Tribe and Lessons In Empathy

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Polk State Nursing and Healthcare Administration students prepare to board canoes that will transport them to Panama's indigenous Embera tribe.

  Today, the jungle. While the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management students, rested from the previous day’s adventure on the Panama Canal, headed for a tour of Panama City, another group of…

The sun rises over Panama City on Saturday, March 19. The photo was taken from the van carrying Polk State travelers to their all-day Panama Canal experience.

Day 2: The Panama Canal and Plans for International Expansion

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The sun rises over Panama City on Saturday, March 19. The photo was taken from the van carrying Polk State travelers to their all-day Panama Canal experience.

The second day of Polk State’s Panamanian adventure began with early-morning transit from the City of Knowledge to the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. The travelers boarded their ferry at 7:30 a.m. and spent…

During their first day in Panama, Polk State business students visited Esri Panama, which builds ArcGIS mapping software.

Panama Adventure Day 1: Exhaustion to Excitement

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During their first day in Panama, Polk State business students visited Esri Panama, which builds ArcGIS mapping software.

It was an early morning for a group of Polk State business students and employees bound for Panama on Friday. Still blurry-eyed, the travelers arrived at the Orlando International Airport around 4:45 a.m., gathering at…

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