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

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Discover the current realities and human impacts of undocumented migration, border enforcement, and the related international political and social tensions.Tensions related to migration through or from Mexico are high and policies change frequentl... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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As a child of migrants, this program explained and uncovered many truths often concealed by our families, institutions, and government while creating a community of trust and support among the student and between the admin. It's truly a life-changing experience, not just for those interested in immigration advocacy but who value... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 28, 2022 Oaxaca Was Beautiful.
I had a lot of personal, academic, and professional developments. I learned more about Oaxacan culture, immigration, and politics. This experience was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review A Dream
I was able to practice the language, try new things, meet new people, and have experiences I'll never forget! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much more about the U.S. and my own hometown than I expected. To explore my own system of beliefs and values from an outside perspective was eye-opening and perhaps the most important part of the experience. - University of Tennessee - Chattanooga View Entire Review
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January 23, 2023 Oaxaca Para Siempre
I honestly learned so much that it is not feasible to put into words. I learned about imbedded internationally imposed structures of inequality, community, privilege, and so much more. It was 100% worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience with “Mexico: Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities” was invaluable to my personal, academic, and professional development. My coursework and immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico gave me the opportunity to expand and sharpen my understanding of Spanish by pushing me to engage with others in a variety of contexts... - University of Louisville View Entire Review
Now, I feel like I can face any experience with confidence. With friends, faculty, and a host family that were ready and willing to support me, my experience living in a foreign country was unproblematic and enjoyable. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review

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Discover the current realities and human impacts of undocumented migration, border enforcement, and the related international political and social tensions.

Tensions related to migration through or from Mexico are high and policies change frequently. You’ll start your program in Tucson, Arizona, near a major point of entry into the United States, to learn what undocumented migrants face once on U.S. soil. Then, you will travel to Oaxaca, Mexico, where you will discover how international economics, labor shortages, war, and immigration policy affect migration patterns.


You will also visit Chiapas on the southern Mexican border with Guatemala to hear directly from Central American migrants about challenges they face and see how efforts to restrict human mobility can generate greater levels of vulnerability, including serious human rights abuses. In addition, you’ll learn about transnational communities and the creative ways they support families.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Latin American Studies
  • International Law
  • Security, Law Enforcement
  • Political Science and Government
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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