Information for MMFRP 2013-2014

Welcome prospective MMFRP 2013-14 students!

We’re thrilled to see your interest in exploring the field of migration to and from Mexico. Currently, we’re working with collaborators on both sides of the border to strengthen our bi-nationality and community ties. We welcome your questions and can put you in touch with current MMFRP students to give you a better picture of the nature of MMFRP.

What will I do in MMFRP?

MMFRP stands for The Mexican Migration Field Research Program. During Fall Quarter/Semester 2013 you will be trained in field research methods and in how to conduct fieldwork in other cultural settings.  In Winter Quarter/Semester 2014 you will study a high-migration area of Oaxaca, México, and migrant communities in San Diego County. You will also have the opportunity to work with local migrants in conjunction with community-based organizations in San Diego County. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50am.

Why should I apply for MMFRP?

For undergraduates, this program’s unique research and scientific writing opportunities provide excellent preparation for graduate school as well as a career in teaching, public health, non-governmental organizations, and law.  For graduate students, the program can be used to satisfy an international field experience requirement, collect data for a thesis project or pilot study, and expand your publication record.

To apply, please visit the online application page.

If you have any questions, please email Allison at

We look forward to seeing your application!

The MMFRP Team

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