SIT Study Abroad Mexico: Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities
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SIT Study Abroad Mexico: Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities

Discover the contemporary realities of international undocumented migration and border enforcement and their immense human impact and political and social tension in the context of Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

Start out in Tucson, a major point of entry for undocumented migrants entering the US.

In this area of contrasts, see how citizens are organizing immigrants’ rights groups even as the US government is building up its border enforcement. You’ll learn what undocumented migrants go through on their journey to the US border and what they face once on US soil. What you learn here will provide much of the context for the rest of the semester.

Highlights
  • Live in a Mexican state that is the point of origin for many of the migrants going to the US.
  • Understand the factors that lead to undocumented migration.
  • Get a firsthand look at two different borders.
  • See how migration affects Central Americans during a two-day stay in Guatemala.
Locations
North America » Mexico » Oaxaca
North America » United States of America
Program Type
Faculty Led
Subject Areas
Conflict Studies
Cultural Studies
Geography
Hispanic Studies
Latin American Studies
Social Sciences
Sociology
Degree Level
Bachelors
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Accommodation
Host Family
Inclusions
Accommodation
Language
Spanish
Other Locations
Tuscon, Arizona

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SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. In addition to

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