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About Sin Fronteras 2019
Sin Fronteras is a summer sessions course that takes place in Oaxaca, Mexico. The course is intended for Social Work students interested in deepening their understanding of effective and culturally responsive international social work practice. The program is open to all Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students, students from other graduate MSW programs, and other behavioral health professionals. Applicants must speak Spanish at an advanced-beginner level to be considered.
While in Oaxaca, the students will:
Work with NGOs to find effective interventions to the many national and local social, economic and political problems, such as forced migration
Learn from local community experts regarding indigenous practices, methods, beliefs and stories that relate to health and well-being
Refine Spanish language skills by taking an intensive language course
Gain a transnational perspective that will shape their approach to providing services to Latinx communities in the US
This year's Sin Fronteras program will take place from May 27 to June 29, 2019. All potential participants must submit a pre-screening application prior to receiving the Course Control Number to enroll in SOC WEL 272.
Funding is available for eligible students through the Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) at the Berkeley School of Social Welfare.