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The center is leading a class tied in with the Mexican Migration Field Research Project. This courses bring our Fellows’ expertise into the classroom, support discussion of current policy issues, and connect students to our research projects through fieldwork and experiential learning.

Mexican Migration Field Research Project (MMFRP)
It is a unique, three-course offering for students seeking hands-on field research experience focused on issues related to migration in the San Diego-Tijuana binational metropolis. Students participating in the course have the opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary, multinational research team of undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and Mexico. Through coursework and time in the field, students develop skills to collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data using established methods from the social and behavioral sciences.

MMFRP has partnered with UCLA, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California to survey high school students in the region to understand the ways in which migration affects youths’ perspectives on future educational and professional opportunities.