Mexican Migration Field Research And Training Program


Hosted by the UCSD Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Division of Global Public Health, HFIT, Center for Comparative
Immigration Studies, and the Latin American Studies Program

We are excited to announce that the application process for the Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP) is now open. Next year, students will have the opportunity to learn about issues at the intersection of health, education and migration and to engage in fieldwork in Baja California, Mexico.

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. Participants may be able to use the MMFRP to satisfy an international field experience requirement, obtain data for a thesis project, and expand their publications record.

Please click here for the flyer with additional information on the course and how to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 22nd.

MMFRP course offerings include three classes and a group independent study section:

  • LATI-122A (fall – 4 units): Teaches survey research methods used by social and health scientists
  • LATI-122B (winter – 12 units): Offers fieldwork experience focused on migration and education
  • LATI-122C (spring – 4 units): Focuses on analysis of primary data and preparation of publications
  • MED-199 (4 units): Group independent study; can be taken any quarter by health track students


Please note that for 2015-2016 students must choose between two distinct MMFRP research tracks:

  • Education Track: A year-long sequence of three courses focused on the effects of migration on the educational and professional trajectories of
  • Participation in the fall (LATI-122A) and winter (LATI-122B) quarters is mandatory and participation in the spring (LATI-122C) quarter is optional.
  • Students will work in binational teams with partners at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC).
  • Health Track: A one-quarter independent group study section (MED-199) focused on the effects of migrants’ mental health on individual and community health.
    • This class can be taken any quarter.
    • Students will receive in-class training and conduct fieldwork in Mexico at the HFIT Clinic during five Saturday field visits.
    • articipants are also eligible to take the LATI-122A in the fall and LATI-122C in the spring