Wilkes University


Two Chances to Have Fun and Learn about Panamanian Culture

Wilkes University’s Ministry of Education Bilingual Panama Program provides English and professional education to Panamanian teachers. Wilkes is one of only a few schools in the United States that participates in this international outreach program.  Started in 2016, nine cohorts have participated in this cultural exchange that successfully brings two countries together as one with the goal to share in each other’s language, customs, and people. 

In celebration of this partnership, you are invited to attend two local events to experience and learn about the rich culture of Panama!

  • Second Annual Multicultural Parade and Festival in downtown Wilkes-Barre — 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 (Rain date: Sunday, Sept.16, 2018)
  • Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market Performance — Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in the bandshell on Public Square