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Stephanie Manciagli

M.S. Candidate
Stephanie Manciagli

As a first year M.S. candidate, I am thrilled to begin my academic career with Tulane in Panama, through their Panama Field Work Experience Program.  Here, I am working as an intern at the United Nations Development Program´s Regional Service Center, taking one online class, and taking one in-person class in Panama´s Ciudad del Saber (City of Knowledge).

Before beginning at Tulane, I received my undergraduate degree from Florida State University, where I was able to spend my first twelve months abroad in Panama through their First Year Abroad program. I completed my degree in 2011 with a B.A. in International Affairs with a focus on Political Science and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, I returned to my hometown of Atlanta to serve for one year with AmeriCorps at a nonprofit called Points of Light. I was hired on as staff after my term of service and worked in Points of Light´s Training Department for two years, where I developed curriculum centered on volunteerism and service as they relate to the military community, disaster preparedness and relief, youth education, and environmental preservation. Additionally, I managed a calendar of direct-to-people training programs.

In my studies at Tulane, I look forward to gaining work experience abroad, and learning critical skills for analysis and research within the development sector.

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Panama Field Work Experience Testimonial: 
My experience starting my Master’s in International Development at Tulane through the Panama Field Work Experience program has been even better than I could have imagined. Through the internship component at the United Nations, I have been given challenging projects, which are directly applicable to the coursework I am taking and to future development work I will pursue after graduation. While the program demands time and commitment, it is still flexible enough to allow me to explore Panama. Panama is an amazing country, easy to navigate with boundless opportunities for exploration within and outside of the city. I would recommend this program to all International Development academics and professionals!
  • B.A., International Affairs, Florida State University, 2011
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