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 All students must commit to the full year, including winter fieldwork in Tijuana. All travel costs are covered for you. Graduate students enroll in grad-only classes to which they'll be admitted after acceptance into the program. Undergraduate students participate in three classes, listed below:

1. Fall: Sociology 125: Sociology of Immigration (4 units)
2. Winter: Urban Studies and Planning 188 (Or Sociology 188): Mexican Migration Field Research Practicum (8 units, including one week and 4-5 Fridays of fieldwork)
3. Spring: Course number TBD: Research Reporting (4 units)

DEADLINE: September 10. If there are remaining spots, we accept applications on a rolling basis.

For questions please contact Dr. Abigail Andrews, MMFRP director, at
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Last Name *
Major(s) at UCSD *
Current GPA at UCSD (if you're an incoming transfer, enter your GPA from community college) *
Year as of Fall 2022 (based on your standing)
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Spanish speaking ability *
Do you speak any French or Haitian Creole?
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In Winter 2023, we hope to have SOME students conduct fieldwork in Tijuana, if Covid permits. To travel to Tijuana, students need one of the following by December 2022. **If you are DACA or undocumented you will not have to travel. Instead 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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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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If you are an undergrad, are you currently enrolled in SOCI 125? (NOTE: The first undergrad course in MMFRP is SOCI 125 in the fall. SOCI 125 usually fills up, so I recommend you enroll early). *
Please enter (cut and paste) a statement of 250 words or less about why you'd like to participate in this program. *
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