Mexican Immigrants and New York City: Understanding Puebla as a Focal Point of Origin
- Dates of Course: June 10 - July 30, 2014
- Location: Puebla, Mexico
- Housing: Students will live with Mexican families carefully selected by the program staff. Meals (breakfast and dinner) are provided by the host family.
- Total Credits: 6 credits
- Available for: Master's of Social Work, Master's of Public or Global Health, and related professions
Academic Details/Program Curriculum:
- This course provides students the opportunity to examine the impact of migration on issues of social welfare and public health in Puebla, Mexico; a state of particular relevance to New York as more than 60% of Mexican immigrants in New York City are natives of Puebla.
- Poblanos in New York City face unique challenges; the policies, opportunity structures and resources in New York greatly influence the behaviors and outcomes of Poblanos in New York. In order to understand the poor socio-economic and health outcomes of Poblanos in NYC, we must take into consideration the socio-political environment that migrants face in NY and during the migratory process.
- The course will provide a comprehensive overview of critical issues impacting Poblano communities in the Mexican and New York City context. Students will utilize a bi-national perspective to critically engage with the challenges and opportunities in Puebla in regard to social welfare and economic well-being.