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Mexican Migration Field Research Program
Co-sponsored by UCSD Division of Global Public Health, UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UCSD Latin American Studies Program, and SDSU Graduate School of Public Health
The Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP) is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who want an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on international migration.
Note: Thanks to successful fundraising efforts, the MMFRP will take place during the 2013-2014 academic year. The program’s continuation is assured and not contingent on availability of funds.
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 team of undergrads and graduate students from both countries.
- Extensive, direct guidance, and training from professors at UCSD , SDSU, and partner institutions.
- Opportunities to explore how public policies, economics, and culture on both sides of the border affect the health and well-being of migrants to the U.S. and of family members who remain in Mexico.
- Learn how to gather and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data using the latest social science and biomedical methods.
- The opportunity to have your work published as a professional journal article.
For undergraduates this program, with its unique research and scientific writing opportunities, is 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, obtain data for a thesis project, and expand your publications record.
During Fall Quarter/Semester 2013 students will be trained in field research methods and in how to conduct fieldwork in other cultural settings. In Winter Quarter/Semester 2014 students will study a high-migration area of Oaxaca, México, and migrant communities in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties.
Who is eligible to participate?
- Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in all majors, all six UCSD colleges and the SDSU College of Public Health and Human Services/Graduate School of Public Health are eligible to apply.
What does it cost?
- Students selected to participate in the program will pay a non-refundable $200 registration fee. Scholarships may be available to cover the costs of travel, 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
- Commitment to take both the Fall Quarter/Semester and Winter Quarter/Semester courses
How do I apply?
To begin your application, visit the online application page. The deadline to apply is May 15. If you are selected for a personal interview, you will be contacted by May 15. For more information, visit the MMFRP Blog or email email@example.com.