Panama for Beginners is a one-stop guide for information relevant to ExPats in Panama. Whether you are considering a move to Panama, currently live here, or are just looking to vacation, Panama for Beginners is your go to place for the things you need to know about Panama. The blog is broken up into three main sections: Before You Move, While You're Here, and When You Vacation. The blog is updated with new posts several times a week, so check back often to get the latest need to know information for ExPats in Panama.

Before You Move

All of the information you need to know before you move to Panama.

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While You’re Here

Articles to help you navigate Panama once you've moved here.

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When You Vacation

Vacation Guides on the best places for tourists to see when visiting Panama.

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My Review of President Varela’s First 100 Days

President Juan Carlos Varela, who was inaugurated as Panama’s new President on July 1st, 2014, completed the 100th day of his term on October 8th. The 100 days mark of any leaders term is usually a good time to evaluate the progress they’ve made so far in beginning to implement their agenda. Usually new leaders […]

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Panama Ranks Near Bottom in English Language Proficiency Study

Despite having a reputation in some places as a country with strong English speakers, Panama ranked near the bottom in a recent international study of English Language Proficiency. The study, conducted annually by the group Education First, ranks 60 countries where English is not considered an official language. Of these 60 countries, Panama ranked 56, […]

British Ambassador Dr. Ian Collard signs a scholarship agreement with a representative of IFARHU.

British Embassy Celebrates UK-Panama Education Initiatives

  The British Embassy celebrated a successful visit by eight British colleges and universities to Panama by announcing two major initiatives to expand the educational ties between the United Kingdom in Panama. The event, which was hosted at the residence of the British Ambassador to Panama Dr. Ian Frank Collard, hosted almost 100 dignitaries including […]