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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Program Type: Study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Homestay, Hotel
Program Description:

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

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


WHY STUDY MIGRATION IN MEXICO?
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.

Throughout the program, you will develop the Spanish language skills to discuss and research human rights and social movements issues through classroom learning, cultural immersion, homestays, and excursions.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.


MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  


SCHOLARSHIPS

SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 01/27/2025 05/11/2025

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.