Engage Panama

Engage Panama is located in the largest city and capital of Panama, Panama City. Engage Missionary Site Directors Gerritt and Tara Kenyon are reaching the emerging youth culture by sharing the gospel in public high schools through ethics and character presentations. There is a thirst among the youth for fulfillment in their lives that cannot be met by the booming commerce so rapidly changing the face and economy of this small nation. Through high school assemblies and presentations, they offer Jesus as the only one who can quench their thirst.

Engage students will be joining the Kenyon’s in ministering and sharing with the youth of Panama City in different ministries like after school programs, school assemblies and large youth conferences.

Service Opportunities

Engage Students Spend 15-25 Hours Weekly in Service through:

El Refuge Urban Ministry Center – a youth center where Panamanian students can retreat to feel safe, valued, and heard. Engage students build relationships with and speak life into these students.
ILUMINA – a girl’s only conference that equips and empowers thousands of teenage girls from across Panama.
High School Programs – lead Christ-centered character and ethics presentations in public and private schools across Panama City.

Engage Panama Dates and Cost

Fall Semester (September – December) $4,000
Spring Semester (January – May) $4,500
Summer Internship 2017 (June-August) $132/ a week
Full Year (11 months) $9,000
*Students can spend from 1 semester up to 2 years abroad.
*After initial semester, students receive a $200 discount per additional semester on site.

Engage Fees Cover the Following: housing with utilities, meals, required medical insurance, internet access, language classes, local transportation, residence visa, pre-paid cell phone credits, and ministry travel excursions.

Engage Fees Do Not Cover: airfare to and from the site, personal pocket money, personal travel before, during, or after the Engage program, and personal toiletries and entertainment. Students will individually purchase plane tickets, however, the Site Directors will provide instruction and guidance in purchasing tickets.

Please Note: Engage fees do not cover student’s university fees and tuition.