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.