Application: Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP)
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
). Undergraduate students participate in three classes, listed below. Graduate students should enroll in LATI 222A in fall, LATI 222B in winter and LATI 222C in spring. All students must commit to the full year, including winter fieldwork in Tijuana.
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.
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)
Spring: Sociology 109M: Research Reporting (4 units)
Please note that our Winter 2021 fieldwork is likely to be VIRTUAL due to Covid-19.
To apply, please fill out this form and enroll in Sociology 125 or LATI 222A for Fall. Please note that Spanish proficiency is required unless you have spoken to the director and agreed otherwise.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and close on September 30, 2020. *Due to numbers we suggest applying earlier. You will be notified of your acceptance over the summer and no later than October 1 for September applicants. In 2020-21 our fieldwork may be in person, online, or some combination, due to Covid-19. Final decisions regarding fieldwork will be made at the end of Fall quarter.
For questions please contact Dr. Abigail Andrews, MMFRP director, at
Major at UCSD
Current GPA at UCSD
Year as of this coming Fall Quarter
UCSD Email Address (if applicable)
Cell phone number
Spanish speaking ability
Fluent or native speaker
Proficient (complete high school Spanish, partial native speaker, or at least 2 years college Spanish)
Intermediate (1-4 years Spanish training)
Beginner/none (less than 1 year Spanish training)
Please enter (cut and paste) a statement of 250 words or less about why you'd like to participate in this program.
In 2020-21 it is likely the program will be virtual, so a passport is not a requirement. If we are able to travel to Mexico, however, students would need one of the following. For information purposes, please check if you have any of these:
US passport valid through April 2021
US green card valid through April 2021
Passport from another country (not US) valid through April 2021 AND relevant visa to enter Mexico. Note: Mexico requires visas from students of many countries. Please check and confirm you have the correct visa to enter Mexico.
DACA or undocumented (please contact Dr. Andrews for details)
None of the above.
Have you ever done MMFRP before?
Yes, this past year
Yes, before 2019
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.
Are you enrolled or waitlisted in Sociology 125 or LATI 222A (grad) for Fall quarter? *Note: If you have previously taken Sociology 125, please consult the director.
Yes. Note you may take EITHER the in-person OR the remote version.
Waitlisted. Note: I will ensure all MMFRP students are admitted to SOCI 125.
Plan to enroll during second pass
Have already taken Sociology 125
If no, please fill in below stating when you will enroll.
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