Florida State came to the Republic of Panama in 1957 by invitation of the U.S. Department of Defense with the humble mission of providing basic college education to American soldiers stationed in the former U.S. Canal Zone. Since then, our campus has transformed from a small institution into a thriving, multicultural and open higher-education campus for the advancement of knowledge in the region, and the exchange of cultures and ideas between the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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This great ocassion deserves a great celebration. FSU-Panama will host several activities in 2017 involving our students, alumni, faculty and staff. The exact dates have not been posted yet, so please check back later for more updates, or follow us in our social media accounts to stay up-to-date with everything related to FSU-Panama.

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The International Programs office of Florida State is offering excellent tourist packages for those who would like to visit Panama and join us in our anniversary celebration. Excursions, city tours, boat rides and a ticket to our grand celebration party are part of the packages.

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