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Arizona: On the Line in the Immigration Debate - Winter
Tucson, Arizona, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Elon applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
0-First Year and Above
Minimum GPA:
Language Prerequisite:
Language(s) of Instruction:
All courses in English
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Program Advisor/Manager:
Mark Dalhouse
STA # (Pre-departure Course):
STU 294
Program Leader 1:
Donna Van Bodegraven
Program Description:

**This program will run again in Winter Term 2016.**  

It is not accepting applications for Winter Term 2015.

Border Fence

Course Description:
The immigration debate along the southwestern border of the United States is multifaceted because of the unique geography, history and cultural interactions of the region.  In this course, students will learn about immigration from multiple perspectives and interact with numerous stakeholders along the Arizona/Sonora border.  Activities will include meetings with government officials from both countries, interaction with humanitarian groups, exposure to the unique geographical features of the Sonora Desert, presentations by scholars, experiences with artists, contact with migrants and group reflection. By the end of the course, students will engage effectively in public discourse about the complicated issue of immigration from a much broader perspective than that of the average U.S. citizen.

Tentative Activities
  • Living Desert Museum
  • Move to BorderLinks where students will reside
  • Work with various humanitarian and environmental organizations ex. Humane Borders, No More Deaths, etc.
  • Trip to Nogales, Sonora
  • Meet with repatriated Mexicans
  • Day with the Tohono O’odham Nation
  • Day trip to Sasabé and Arivaca
  • Visit El Tiradito

Costs for Study USA vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

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