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).
Cost 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 2, 2016, you will be charged the full seminar fee.
You must participate in all class sessions and entire immersion in order to complete requirements for the course.
The following websites may be of interest:
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Migration and Refugee Services
- Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- Application process consists of two parts: (1) Completed application and (2) Interviews (you will be notified about interviews via email)
- You cannot register for the seminar until you receive registration information from Seminars staff.
- Notification of seminar placement will happen after final application deadline.
- If you are not selected for participation in your first choice of seminars, you will be given the opportunity to participate in another seminar if there is still availability.
- No admittance into the seminar after the first class (see seminar calendar of events)
- By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing.
- With questions about your application, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application deadline is January 19, 2017.