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Puebla, Mexico

Mexican Immigrants and New York City: Understanding Puebla as a Focal Point of Origin

Puebla, Mexico


Program Summary:

  • Dates of Course: TBD
  • 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: 3 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.

Global Program Application and Registration Process

All students wishing to participate in the Puebla global course must complete the application on this page. The application will be reviewed by the course director and instructor(s). Students will be notified of their application decision by the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. Upon notification, each student is required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $150 within two weeks to hold his or her place in the course. The remainder of the housing and insurance balance due from the student must be paid by the date outlined in the acceptance letter.

Students do not self-register for global courses offered by NYU Silver. All students admitted to the course will be enrolled by the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning and the Registrar.

For General Inquiries Contact

Eileen Wolkstein, PhD
Director, Global and Lifelong Learning

Stephanie Kaplan
Coordinator, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

Program Faculty:

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Professor and Mexican Exchange Program Director


  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition and fees: 3 Credits: $3,3939 (estimate), paid to the Bursar.  Continuing Education non-credit rate 2/3 of graduate tuition less fees $2,232, paid to the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning.
  • Program activities fees and personal expenses: $500-$1,000 (estimated)
  • Housing: $600 (Residence arranged by staff. Students housed with local families)
  • Other: Estimated airfare: $750 based on flights from New York and subject to change based on booking dates.



Faculty Contacts

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD
Professor of Social Work