Program Overview

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Ideal for GLOA, INTS, GVIP, SOCI, ANTH majors and others!

The Migration Policy and Advocacy Fellows program is a flexible 15-credit academic program for selected students interested in immersing themselves in the complex issues of migration right here in Northern Virginia. This semester-long undergraduate program is based at Mason Square campus (Arlington) and combines classroom and experiential learning to explore the cultural, political, economic, and personal dimensions of the migration experience. 

Migration Policy and Advocacy Fellows will make up a small cohort of 15-20 students all interested in the complex challenges of understanding the migrant experience through an interdisciplinary lens. The smaller classes allow for more student discussion and an opportunity to work closely with faculty and fellow students.

This program offers the unique opportunity to learn about migration policy and advocacy through 3 courses:

  1. Demographic Change
  2. (Im)migration Policies and Applied Methods
  3. Global Migration and Experiences of Displacement

See our Course Descriptions for more information.

How does this program count for my major or minor requirements?

Anthropology Majors: this program will count for your entire elective requirement.

Sociology majors: this program will count toward the elective requirement in the Sociology major. 

Global Affairs majors: This program will count for your whole concentration in Global Inequalities and Responses or Human Security.

Integrative Studies majors: count coursework toward your concentration electives and substitute concentration requirements where applicable; talk to your advisor!

Government and International Politics Majors: GVIP students: Some courses may apply to various concentrations within the major, Talk to your advisor!

This program will count for 12 of the 15 credits in the Immigration Studies minor. Just take SOCI 330 to complete the minor. 

Spring 2024 applications are still open, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.Questions? Email

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