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Sin Fronteras

Video by Dawn Albert

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.   


To stay up-to-date on students' experiences through the program, please visit the Social Work sin Fronteras : Intercambio Oaxaca blog.