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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Spring Program

Courses | Supervised Field Study | Language Learning | Living Arrangements | Cultural Excursions |
How To Apply

Roots and Routes of Migration is designed for Spanish language competent students who wish to study migration, border enforcement, human rights, globalization, and immigration policy in-depth. The semester will include an extended travel seminar in Guatemala and southern Mexico to visit communities that have been affected by migration. The goal of the spring program is to assist students in developing a comprehensive analysis of the causes of migration and the consequences for individuals and communities on both sides of the international border. Building on that analysis, the spring program gives students opportunities to explore alternatives to the policies that have caused migration, and to speak with communities of people on both sides of the border dedicated to construcing a world where people can exercise their right to migrate or their right to stay home.

Students on BorderFrom Left to Right (clockwise): Students at the International Border in Nogales, Sonora with US Border Patrol in the background; Border art on display at the University of Arizona in Tucson; Students visiting the work of Taller Yonke along the border wall in Nogales, Sonora.

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