Border Studies Program, Earlham College
The Border Studies Program combines rigorous academic study, practical on-site learning, travel seminars and structured reflection in a semester that engages students in some of today's most urgent social, economic, and ecological matters. A semester with the Border Studies Program facilitates the examination of issues related to (im)migration, human rights, globalization, food systems, and the environment. Peers, scholars, farmers, indigenous peoples, state officials, (im)migrants, and activists in both Mexico and the U.S. contribute to the learning process. This integrated experience challenges students to be more thoughtful and intentional about their participation in creating a just and sustainable world.