Sin Fronteras

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The pandemic continues to present challenges related to international travel and student well-being. Consequently, Sin Fronteras- Oaxaca Summer Program 2021 is expected to be offered virtually. 

Sin Fronteras - Oaxaca Summer Program 

The Sin Fronteras - Oaxaca Summer Program is a comprehensive and integrated learning program conducted in Oaxaca, Mexico as a service-learning course, SOC WEL 272: Health and Human Services in 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 UC Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students, UC Berkeley graduate students from selected programs (Public Health, Public Policy, Ethnic Studies, Education, Psychology), and graduate students from other schools of social work in California. Applicants must speak Spanish at an intermediate 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


Virtual Sin Fronteras Application 

The 2021 Virtual Sin Fronteras Summer Program application is now open!  Please review the program details and eligibility requirements before starting a new application. Applications must be submitted online via the Qualtrics link by 11:59 pm (PST), Monday, January 18.  Decision notifications will be emailed in mid-February.

Please use the PDF version of the application to preview the application and prepare your responses in advance. The Qualtitrics link requires users to complete the application in one sitting. 


Sin Fronteras LCOEBH Stipend Program

The Sin Fronteras LCOEBH stipend is intended to support Latinx students' training in culturally responsive social work practice with Latinx communities.  Applications for the Sin Fronteras and the Sin Fronteras LCOEBH Stipend are due concurrently.