Latin American Immigrant Perspectives
Explore the global and local aspect of migration as you research and work with immigrants in receiving communities in North Carolina and spend spring break in immigrants' home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply.
This interdisciplinary course combines anthropological fieldwork, migration theory, and service-learning in an examination of Latin American immigrant perspectives. During spring break, students will work with migrant families on various community projects as well as attend cultural events and visit diverse migrant communities in Guanajuato.
This program is supported by APPLES and the University Center for International Studies. Personal trip fees, including airfare, will not exceed $1,300.
A limited amount of funding will be available to applicants with financial need. A separate application is required for this funding. Additionally, funds from the Honors Thesis Research grant program in the Honors Office may be used to support transportation costs of up to $500.
For more information, contact Hannah Gill.
This project, now in its fourth year, is a collaborative effort of the Latino Migration Project at ISA and the Mexican NGO Fundacion Comunitaria del Bajio, with support from from Nourish International. Undergraduates spend the month of June working in rural communities in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico to help with community entrepreneurial and development efforts. Student participants complete community needs-assessments, teach English and recreation classes at local schools, and live with families for one month. These communities experience high levels of emigration to the United States. http://nourishinternational.
Contact: Hannah Gill, firstname.lastname@example.org (Instructor)