The Economics of Immigration with travel to Mexico
The Department of Economics is excited to maintain the most affordable Study Abroad opportunity that is offered at OSU. ECON 3900.01S: The Economics of Immigration is a service learning course that is offered during Spring Semesters every other year (on odd numbered years); the course will include a Study Abroad component to Tijuana, Mexico over Spring Break.
This is a service-learning opportunity collaborates with Esperanza International in Tijuana, Mexico. The course introduces micro and macroeconomic issues related to immigration. This case study will focus on the opportunity costs for immigrants, the effects of the flow of money, and the loss of labor and human capital on economic growth. Students will then work with the immigrant community to gain hands-on insight to the opinions of immigrants and the impacts the economy has had on them.
Studying Abroad in Mexico will consist primarily of service learning activities, where students will help build houses, hear the stories of people in transition and gain a better understanding of economic choices being faced by individuals, households, communities and nations. Tijuana is a city of immigrants from all over Mexico and other parts of Latin America. Students will have many opportunities to view immigration issues from various perspectives and apply economic principles to the activities included.
To learn more, please visit the Office of International Affair’s Education Abroad website by clicking here and search for the Program Name “The Economics of Immigration”. The most up-to-date information in regards to requirements, travel dates, costs, etc. will be maintained here.