Border Studies Program


  • Read the participants' updates from the Borderlands and follow their experiences throughout the semester at our Border Studies blog.
  • Resources page is updated with links to recent BSP students' final projects. Books, zines, and cds based on their experience in the borderlands have all been produced by recent participants. Look here to find photos from the current BSP semester and instructions for applying to the program too.
  • BSP Instructor Katie Sharar recently wrote a piece for NACLA's Border Wars blog on immigration enforcement in Texas' Big Bend region.
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How To Apply

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Application deadlines for Border Studies Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 is March 14, 2014. If there are still spaces available for the spring program, there will be a second deadline of 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, Julia Medina

Antioch | Andrzej Bloch, Kim Sims

Carleton | Helena Kauffman, Silvia Lopez

Denison | Joanna Mitchell, 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, Angela Gross, Laura Barraclough, Adriana Garriga-Lopez

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

Lewis and Clark| Elliot Young

Macalester | Paul Dosh, Erica Ledesma

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, Jessica DuPlaga

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