Application: Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP)
THIS APPLICATION is for the year-long program starting in Fall 2021.

The MMFRP is a unique, year-long program for undergraduate and graduate students who want an in-depth, community-based research practicum focused on international migration. (more info at All students must commit to the full year, including winter fieldwork in Tijuana. Graduate students enroll in LATI 222A in fall, LATI 222B in winter and LATI 222C in spring. Undergraduate students participate in three classes, listed below:

1. Fall: Sociology 125: Sociology of Immigration (4 units) - note you may take EITHER the in-person OR the remote version, though I suggest in person if possible/comfortable for you.
2. Winter: Sociology/Urban Studies and Planning 188: Mexican Migration Field Research Practicum (8 units, including one week and 4-5 Fridays of fieldwork, likely virtual in 2020-21)
3. Spring: Sociology 109M: Research Reporting (4 units)

To apply, please fill out this form and enroll in Sociology 125 or LATI 222A for Fall. Also, please watch the info session at Please note that Spanish proficiency is required unless you have spoken to the director and agreed otherwise.

DEADLINE: September 1, 2021. You will be notified by September 10. If there are any remaining spots, we accept applications on a rolling basis after September 10. *We almost always fill up, so we suggest applying early.

For questions please contact Dr. Abigail Andrews, MMFRP director, at
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First Name *
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Major(s) at UCSD *
Current GPA at UCSD (or your GPA from community college, if you're an incoming transfer student)
Year (based on your standing) as of this coming Fall Quarter
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UCSD Email Address (if applicable) *
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Spanish speaking ability *
Please enter (cut and paste) a statement of 250 words or less about why you'd like to participate in this program. *
In Winter 2022, we plan to conduct fieldwork in Tijuana, if Covid permits. To travel to Tijuana, students need one of the following by December 2021. If you are DACA or undocumented you are welcome, and you will be assigned work in California. Please check if you have any of these (or expect to have by December 2021):
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Have you ever done MMFRP before?
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If accepted, can you commit to participating in the program for the full year? The program is a total of 16 units of coursework. Please check your winter quarter schedule to be sure you will be able to accommodate a demanding 8-unit field program.
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Are you enrolled or waitlisted in Sociology 125 or LATI 222A (grad) for Fall quarter? *Note: as of August 6, 2021, SOCI 125 is full. I will help you get in, but please get on the waitlist ASAP to ensure you can get a slot. *
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Have you watched the 2021-22 MMFRP Info Session? If not, please watch it as a requirement of applying. The recording is available here:
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