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Puebla, Mexico

Complex Health and Social Welfare Issues: The Case of Unaccompanied Minors in the U.S.

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Program Faculty:

  • Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, Professor and Mexican Exchange Program Director
  • Armando Garcia Yanez, MBA, UPAEP
  • Jane Lee, MSW, BA

Costs:

  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition and fees: 3 Credits: $4,085 (estimate), paid to the Bursar. 
  • Housing: $600 per student.  Housing will either be double hotel rooms (two students per room) with private baths, breakfast included in price OR homestays with Mexican families (two students per home in separate rooms).  This is currently being coordinated and final information will be available shortly.
  • Insurance: $12.36/week.  All students are required to carry HTH Insurance for the duration of the course.  Students will be enrolled by the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning.
  • Estimated Activity Fees & Personal Expenses: $500-800 (amount varies based on individual student expenses).
  • Estimated Travel Expense to Puebla: Round-trip (from New York) is around $750 depending on booking date, type, and availability.
  • Meals: A welcoming meal will be provided and daily breakfast is included in the cost of the hotel charges.  Students are responsible for any additional meals.
  • Excursions: Selected agency visits and museums trips in Puebla; accompanied excursion to Mexico City.
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2016-2017

Please note that this program will not be available during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and NYU Silver PhD Program Students to receive SAGE/CSWE 2015 Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education

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The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) will honor NYU Latino Consortium Co-Directors Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Armando Garcia along with Silver doctoral students Jane Lee (NYU) and Gabriel Robles (NYU) with the 2015 CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching for their inter-professional course on migration in Puebla, Mexico. In 2015, Professor Ramos and his team introduced twenty-three students from universities in both the United States and Mexico to the complex and urgent health and social welfare issues facing unaccompanied minors (UMs). The NYU Silver/UPAEP course teaches students to critically analyze the migratory process and how the socio-political and economic environments of Central America and Mexico influence unaccompanied minors’ migration to Mexico and the United States. Many of the Mexican and Central American migrants, whose migratory destination is the New York City area, travel through or have origins in the State of Puebla.  (Read more...)

about the program

  • Dates of Course: January 3 - 16, 2016
  • NOTE: January program credits count toward spring semester credit allotments and financial aid.  Students with field placements must obtain permission from their faculty advisors and agency field instructors to miss field dates for a January course.  Students must make up all missed field dates at another time during the year.
  • Location: Puebla, Mexico
  • Housing: Housing will either be double hotel rooms (two students per room) with private baths, breakfast included in price OR homestays with Mexican families (two students per home in separate rooms).  This is currently being coordinated and final information will be available shortly.
  • Total Credits: 3 credits
  • Available for: Master's of Social Work, Master's of Public or Global Health, and related professions.

The course seeks to expose students to the complex and urgent social welfare issue of unaccompanied minors in the U.S. through providing a comprehensive overview of critical issues impacting unaccompanied minors throughout the migratory process. As such, students will develop the ability to critically and reflectively analyze the migratory process and how the socio-political environment of Mexico affects unaccompanied minors’ migration into the U.S. Students will be able to develop a deeper understanding of the current issue of unaccompanied minors through a bi-national perspective. Additionally, students will explore strategies for addressing the health and social welfare problems associated with all stages of migration that encompass individual, community, and policy level approaches. The target audience for the course includes students in social welfare, nursing, public health, and other health related disciplines.

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.

Deadline to apply: November 15, 2015.  This program admits students on a rolling basis.  We encourage students to apply as early as possible in order to be considered for a space.

For General Inquiries Contact

Stephanie Kaplan
Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
stephanie.kaplan@nyu.edu

For Course Content Inquiries Contact

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN
Professor of Social Work
vincent.ramos@nyu.edu