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Virtual Fall 2020 will run from August 20th to November 23rd

Apply here to participate in one of the following:

Virtual Border Studies Internship Program (2 credits), featuring internships at organizations along the border, and throughout Mexico and the United States. Opportunities include research positions with independent journalists, digital theater production with Borderlands Theater, legal support for immigrants and non-citizens through Keep Tucson Together, support work for a northern Mexico migrant shelter network through the Ajo Samaritans, distribution of the film Undeterred, and many more!  Internships will run for 14 weeks and are open to any student from any Border Studies-affiliated campus or academic institution.

Virtual Border Studies Course (2 or 4 credits), a series of ten online panels, workshops and webinars featuring grassroots actors on the frontlines of social justice struggles in the U.S. / Mexico borderlands that will be freely available to the public and folded into two seven-week, two-credit courses titled “Critical Issues in the Borderlands.”  All panels, workshops and webinars will be bilingual in English and Spanish, and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm EST.  See here for more information.


The Spring 2021 program will run from January 19th to May 7th

You may apply by downloading the application (see below), by requesting an application from the program at, or by checking in the Study Abroad Office on your campus.

Please download the appropriate application (Earlham students, please click here; all other students, please click here), fill it out electronically, and mail or fax it back to:

The Border Studies Program
The Center for Global Education, Drawer 202
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374 
Phone: 765-983-1424 
Fax: 765-983-1553

Campus Contacts

The following are program representatives that students should contact on their campus to learn more about the program.

Albion | Elizabeth Barrios, Deborah Kanter, Cristen Casey

Antioch | Andrzej Bloch, Julia Schiavone-Camacho

Carleton | Helena Kauffman

Denison | Taku Suzuki, Mónica Ayala-Martínez

DePauw | Glen Kuecker, Rebecca Alexander, Meryl Altman, Angela Castañeda, Alejandro Puga, Mandy Brookins-Blinn

Earlham | Rizqarossaa (Rossa) Darni, Patty Lamson, Joanna Swanger, Jonathan Diskin, Ryan Murphy

Hope | Yolanda Vega, Amy Otis-DeGrau, Gaby Olaguibel

Kalamazoo | Adriana Garriaga-Lopez, Alayna Lewis, Reid Gomez, Francisco Villegas, Shanna Salinas

Kenyon | Nancy Powers, Joseph Klesner, Marne Ausec, Jennifer Johnson, Víctor Rodrígues-Nuñez

Lewis and Clark | Elliot Young, Blythe Knott, Magalí Rabasa

Macalester | Kevin Morrison, Paul Dosh, Shanti Freitas

Oberlin | Danielle Terrazas Williams, Linda Arbogast, Rochelle Travis, Pablo Mitchell, Janet Fiskio, Gina Perez

Ohio Wesleyan | Juan Armando Rojas

Susquehanna | Anna Marter

Vassar | Leslie Offutt, Joseph Nevins, Susan Stephens

Wabash | Amy Weir, Gilberto Gomez, Jeremey Hartnett

Wooster | Pam Frese, Rikki Palmer, Jamie Adler

Yale-NUS | Beth UDING

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