Alongside our partner, Madres y Familias Deportadas en Acción, you will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico Border while exploring the issues of globalization, migration, and human rights across borders.
Alongside our partner, Madres y Familias Deportadas en Acción, you will learn about the history of the U.S.-Mexico Border while exploring the issues of globalization, migration, human rights across borders, race, and racism. This program will allow you to explore the border region from the U.S. side and spend two days in Tijuana working directly with Madres y Familias Deportadas en Acción.
Upon arriving in San Diego, you will cross the border into Tijuana and support the work of Madres y Familias Deportadas en Acción as they help people who have been recently deported or are seeking asylum. While in Tijuana, you will stay at the facilities of Madres y Familias Deportadas en Acción, which is just across the border from San Diego. In Tijuana, you will also work directly with other non-profit organizations supporting migrants, asylum seekers, and the recently deported.
After two days in Tijuana, you will return to San Diego, where you will explore Old Town and Chicano as you learn about the rich multicultural history of the area alongside border historians. You will also drive to the small California town of Jacumba to directly experience the harsh desert landscape migrants confront when attempting to cross the border. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to meet with a Border Patrol agent and hear their perspective on the U.S.-Mexico Border while touring the border wall from the U.S. side of the border. Throughout the program, you will also hear the personal stories of activists, historians, deportees, families separated by the border, and DACA recipients.
*Please note that programs are subject to change based on the health and safety of participants and our partners.
Learn about the history of the border from historians and activists while visiting Old Town and Chicano Park.
Work with nonprofit organizations in Tijuana, Mexico supporting migrants, asylum seekers, and the recently deported.
Do a daytime hike of the border wall and learn about the border from the perspective of the U.S. Border Patrol
1 is the least rigorous, 5 is the most rigorous
ON THE MOVE
When we went to the border and touched the wall, I noticed that my view of immigration changed. I had heard so many stories about people trying to cross over into the US, but walking up to the border gave me a perspective that I had never thought I would feel at that moment.
SAN DIEGO // 2021 PROGRAM
San Diego/TijuanaPhoto Gallery
San Diego/Tijuana : In Three Phases
During the travel phase of each SStS course, you will spend time reflecting and processing your experience. The posts below are from past programs.
*Please note that tuition does not include transportation to San Diego.
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