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Social Concerns Seminar: Migrant Experiences

CSC 33967 / THEO 33967

Immersion DatesSaturday, March 8–Saturday, March 15, 2014

(Departure/Return dates on weekends may vary.)

 

Cost: $290

  • Covers transportation, food, housing, and supplies.

  • It will be assessed through student accounts during March or April.

  • If you are accepted into the seminar and decide not to participate after February 1, 2014, you will be charged the full seminar fee.

     

Size: 12 students

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SPRING 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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  • APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

    • Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST, Thursday, January 16,, 2014
    • Only students who are in good academic standing with the University are eligible for participation.
    • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing with the University.
    • By submitting the application, you confirm you have read the drug and alcohol agreement.

    • Placements will be published on the spring 2014 application web page.
    • You will be notified by e-mail when placements have been uploaded.

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OVERVIEW

The goal of the Migrant Seminar is to introduce students to the cultural and social issues surrounding migrant farm labor through experiential learning. Such learning creates a strong foundation of knowledge through direct participation, allowing the development of relationships capable of revealing the diversity, culture, and life challenges of migrant farm workers.

Exploration into the plight of migrant farm workers begins in the mandatory preparatory class sessions involving presentations, discussions, videos, and selected readings. The Seminar centers on a week-long trip to Immokalee, Florida during the semester break.

Explore Exposure Values: The Immokalee Justice Project. In this exhibit, Notre Dame student Matthew Searle went to the farming region of Immokalee, Florida, to document the lives and experiences of its residents. (Flash player required).

 

The following websites may be of interest:

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CONTACT

 

Melissa Marley Bonnichsen

Seminar Director

 

 

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