Program Overview

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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, narrative, literary, and linguistic dimensions of the migrant's 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) SPAN 325 Migration Stories 

(2) Immigration Policy and the Migrant Experience (SOCI 395/GLOA 450/GOVT 319)

(3) GOVT 445 Human Rights

These courses provide you with a well-rounded, historically-grounded understanding of issues and debates surrounding global migration. To further your experiential learning, the program offers the opportunity for a 6 credit internship in a placement of your choice in the DC/NOVA area. You may choose a placement in where you speak primarily English or Spanish. You may register for internship credits in Spanish (SPAN 490) or English (FRLN 490/GLOA495/SOCI 416/GOVT 496).

See our Course Descriptions page for more information on the courses.

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