- Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, Professor and Mexican Exchange Program Director
- Armando Garcia Yanez, MBA, UPAEP
- Jane Lee, MSW, BA
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...)
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.
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.
Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN
Professor of Social Work