The global pandemic has challenged all of us to live, work and play differently during this crisis. In the spirit of Reign Cane, TU has faced the challenge and we are moving forward with an exciting Virtual Jumpstart TU program designed for incoming freshmen to connect with the class of 2024!
Join the Jumpstart team and our Panamanian partners for a three-week virtual experience to prepare incoming TU students for the challenges and opportunities that distinguishes a TU education.
• The purpose of Virtual Jumpstart TU 2020 is to:
• Build curiosity and excitement about TU,
• Build a cohort of friends prior to beginning university.
• Expose incoming students to global issues prior to beginning TU, and to encourage
• Study abroad while at TU
Virtual Jumpstart is designed over a course of three weeks where teams of incoming TU students will learn from our partners in Panama. Each day (for 1 – 2 hours per day) students will virtually learn about world perspectives such as sustainability, cultures and music, urban farming, butterfly and bee farming, representatives from the Panama Canal locks, watershed development, indigenous people of Panama, and providing alternative energy in rural areas. Teams of TU Interns working remotely in Panama will serve as team leaders as well as a variety of TU faculty and staff. The result is a virtual experience abroad while building a cohort of friends, faculty and staff before beginning TU.
July 6 – 24, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: June 5, 2020
Registration Deadline: June 26, 2020
Each participant will receive a program schedule with the various topics listed including profiles of each partner. Partners will receive via mail a tee-shirt and other touchstone objects to utilize during the virtual experience.
Upon return to the TU campus, a Jumpstart Reunion will be held including an announcement of an education abroad experience in Panama for summer 2021 including the opportunity to intern with partners you met during the virtual program.