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The Economics of Immigration

The Economics of Immigration with travel to Mexico


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The Department of Economics is excited to maintain the most affordable opportunity to study abroad offered at Ohio State. ECON 3900.01S: The Economics of Immigration is a service learning course offered during the spring semester every other year, on odd-numbered years. This course will include a study abroad component to Tijuana, Mexico during Spring Break.
This 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 into the opinions of immigrants and the impacts the economy has had on them.
Studying abroad in Mexico will consist 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 Affairs' Education Abroad website by clicking here and searching for “The Economics of Immigration”. The most up-to-date information regarding requirements, travel dates, costs, etc. will be maintained here.