Hosted by the UCSD Center for
Comparative Immigration Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Division of Global Public Health and the Latin American Studies Program
The MMFRP is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who want an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on international migration. Students involved in MMFRP consistently report that their participation in this program is a life-changing experience, as they gain an understanding of the Mexico-to-U.S. migration experience that could never have been obtained in a typical classroom environment. During Fall Quarter 2014 students will be trained in field research methods and in how to conduct fieldwork in other cultural settings. In Winter Quarter 2015 students will study a high-migration town in rural Yucatán, México, and its satellite communities in southern California. In Spring Quarter 2015 the data that you have gathered will be analyzed and written up for publication. The MMFRP is excellent preparation for graduate or professional school, and for a wide range of careers, including research and teaching, public health, non-governmental organizations, and law. For graduate students, the program can be used to satisfy an international field experience requirement, obtain data for a thesis project, and expand your publications record.
What will you get out of this program?
- Hands-on, community-based field research experience in Mexico and the United States.
- Experience working with a multidisciplinary research team of undergrads and graduate students from both countries.
- Extensive, direct guidance, and training from professors at UCSD and Mexican partner institutions.
- Opportunities to explore how public policies, economics, and culture on both sides of the border affect the health of migrants to the U.S. and of family members who are left behind.
- Learn how to gather and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.
- The opportunity to have your work published as a professional journal article.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Graduate and undergraduate students in all majors, in all six UCSD colleges, are eligible to apply.
What does it cost?
- Students selected to participate in the program will pay a non-refundable $200 registration fee. Scholarships are available to cover all other costs of participation, including air fare, ground transportation, food, lodging, and other expenses during fieldwork in Mexico and in the U.S. field research sites.
What are the principal requirements for the program?
- Proficiency in conversational Spanish
- GPA at least 3.0.
- Commitment to complete all three courses that comprise the program, from Fall through Spring Quarter.
How do I apply?
- No later than April 15, visit the program website, http://ccis.ucsd.edu/programs/mmfrp/ , and follow the link to the on-line application. For more information, visit http://ccis.ucsd.edu/category/mmfrpblog/. The program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply as soon as possible.
- E-mail Yessenia Núñez, email@example.com, to discuss your application and schedule your admission interview. You cannot be admitted to the program without a personal interview.