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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.
- 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.
SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship
Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.