JumpstartTU - Center for Global Engagement


JumpstartTU is a one-week international experience designed to serve as an introduction to the University of Tulsa’s (TU) academic and campus-life through a transformative, intensive experience in Panama.

First-year students enrolled at TU experience JumpstartTU in June or July prior to beginning their first semester of college.  Core values of JumpstartTU include:

1) building curiosity and excitement about entering college,

2) focus upon learner-centered education through engagement with our NGO partners,

3) emphasis on team collaboration and interdisciplinary discovery, and

4) engaging with Panamanian communities in order to discover similarities and differences from our own US communities.

Students travel to Panama alongside TU staff and faculty and work in small teams.  JumpstartTU exposes students to the importance of collaborating with a multitude of experts to learn global issues, the unique biodiversity characteristics of Panama, global trade, world consumption, and the culture of indigenous people and their contributions to Panama.  

Applications for JumpstartTU 2022 will open on December 1st, 2021. Dates for 2022 will be announced soon.