Mexico Immersion

Community Development and Globalization

Tijuana, Mexico

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Learn about the complex issues surrounding immigration, just housing, and border relations between the United States and Mexico while cultivating relationships with and working alongside community members in Tijuana, Mexico. Our long-time partner organization, Esperanza International, works within communities to support families in building dignified housing. In addition to spending their days working with families, in past years participants have had the opportunity to visit a shelter for migrants passing through Tijuana on the way to the United States, to spend time at the border wall learning about the issues and policies surrounding it, and to visit local community health initiatives, among other activities.


Program Information

Program Dates Spring Break
 Formation Information 8 weekly meetings throughout Winter Quarter, 1-2 post-trip integration meetings.
Cost of trip $1200
CM for Social Justice Annarose Jowenson (

 *$50 deposit due upon acceptance to immersion. Financial commitment may be fundraised or paid out of pocket. As part of the formation experience, the group of students participating on this immersion will work together to develop creative fundraising efforts to offset the cost of this immersion. Often, fundraising covers the majority of the cost for most students.

[The Mexico Immersion] simultaneously enlivened and sobered my idealism - enlivened it because I have never seen so much cause for hope or evidence of it on people's faces, and sobered because true change happens slowly.

Past Participant Mexico Immersion