Border Studies Program


  • We are still accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Border Studies Program! The deadline for applying is October 17, 2014. Apply now!
  • The BSP is excited to announce that we have new staff and family member, Alisha Vasquez! Read her bio and a brief Q&A here!
  • Maddie Taterka, Contributing Editor for Autostraddle and Fall 2012 BSP Alum, recently published a piece on the detention of child migrants in Arizona.
  • Spring 2014 Border Studies Program alum Alex Cook is working this summer with migrant advocacy group Migrant Justice. Read about his work with the Vermont based organization here.
  • Marcos Ramos, Earlham grad and Spring 2013 BSP alum is spending his summer in his native Brazil after having won a Davis Project for Peace Grant for his project “Navigating Discourses of Sexuality: Resistance to Homophobia in Brazil”. Read more here.
  • Read the participants' updates from the Borderlands and follow their experiences throughout the semester at our Border Studies blog.
  • Read BSP Instructor Katie Sharar's piece for NACLA's Border Wars blog on immigration enforcement in Texas' Big Bend region.
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The Fall 2014 Border Studies Program runs from August 19th to November 25th.

The Spring 2015 Border Studies Program runs from January 27th to May 5th. There are still spaces available for the spring program. The deadline for applications is October 17, 2014.

You may apply by downloading the application (see below), by requesting an application from the program at, or by checking in the Study Abroad Office on your campus.

Note: The Spanish writing sample is required only for the Spring Program applicants.

Please download the application, fill it out electronically, and mail or fax it back to:


The Border Studies Program
Earlham College
International Programs Office, Drawer 202
Richmond, Indiana 47374
Phone: 765-983-1424
Fax: 765-983-1553

Campus Contacts

The following are program representatives that students should contact on their campus to learn more about the program.

Albion | Deborah Kanter

Antioch | Andrzej Bloch

Carleton | Helena Kauffman, Silvia Lopez

Denison | Trey Proctor, Andrew Law

DePauw | Glen Kuecker, Meryl Altman, Kate Knaul, Angela Castañeda, Alejandro Puga

Earlham | Howard Lamson, Patty Lamson, Joanna Swanger

Hope | Jane Dickie, Lorna Hernández-Jarvis, Claudia André, Amy Otis

Kalamazoo | Joseph Brockington, Adriana Garriga-Lopez

Kenyon | Joseph Klesner, Marne Ausec, Jennifer Johnson, Víctor Rodrígues-Nuñez

Lewis and Clark| Elliot Young

Macalester | Paul Dosh

Oberlin | Steven Volk, Ellen Sayles, Pablo Mitchell

Ohio Wesleyan | Juan Armando Rojas, Blake Michaels

Vassar | Leslie Offutt, Joseph Nevins, Susan Stephens

Wabash | Rick Warner, Dan Rogers, Jane Hardy

Wooster | Pam Frese, Rikki Palmer

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