Tensions related to migration through or from Mexico are high and policies change frequently. In this summer course based in Tucson, Arizona, students will be introduced to U.S. immigration policy and exposed to the issues and challenges faced by ...
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Tensions related to migration through or from Mexico are high and policies change frequently. In this summer course based in Tucson, Arizona, students will be introduced to U.S. immigration policy and exposed to the issues and challenges faced by migrants. See grassroots responses on the U.S.-Mexico border and consider policy changes that address the issues of undocumented migration. This program will provide students with a deeper understanding of the structural causes of inequality and migration, as well as the impacts of changes in the global economy and high levels of international undocumented migration on individuals and communities. You will consider state efforts to restrict human mobility across international boundaries, while learning how these practices violate fundamental human rights. You´ll learn what undocumented migrants face once on U.S. soil and how international economics, labor shortages, war, and immigration policy affect migration patterns. You’ll also meet community organizers, activists, attorneys, and professors directly involved in finding ways to combat structural oppression against migrants. HIGHLIGHTS Understand the factors that lead to undocumented migration. Learn what migrants face once on U.S. soil. Consider the complex realities of migration policy in practice. Visit borderland communities and learn about grassroots efforts.
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SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school.
We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible.
Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school.
For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.
$500 - $5000
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020
May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020
November 1 for spring programs
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:
Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school.
Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school