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International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different typ
Location:
Istanbul, Turkey
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Taking the recent mass refugee movement as the case study, this course aims to offer participants an understanding of the complex and varied nature of global migration in general and forced migration in specific and their centrality to global, regional and national processes of political, social and economic change and of the needs of displaced people themselves.

International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments' responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. The course material is organized to reflect on the social issues such as social mobility, poverty, gender, inequality and citizenship as they relate to different types of international mobility. Particularly, we will look at changing trends in global mobility, at theories explaining international mobility, forced migration, migrant integration; the impact of migration in sending and receiving societies, the basic methods used for analyzing migration related issues. This course will not only seek to learn from, but also to evaluate, critique, and expand existing methods. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own professional thinking in this field.

Course dates: July 11 – July 29, 2016 Application deadline: April 15, 2016 Students will earn 6 ECTS credits at the end of the course. Please email program coordinator for more information Nilüfer Akpinar Sahin.
Setting Description:
On completion participants will: Develop a broad understanding of key concepts and debates in global migration; Gain skills in critical analysis and the ability to plan, organize and carry out research into aspects of global migration as well as forced migration and refugees Develop an ability to contribute new perspectives to the study of migration. Produce an investigative piece for a publication. Gain an understanding of the dilemmas facing policy-makers at both national and international level Gain ability to help transfer theoretical knowledge to policy-oriented research
Cost:
The program fee: 1250 USD *Excludes accommodation on campus, meals, costs associated with service learning activities (transportation etc.), other miscellaneous expenses. Dorm accommodation in single rooms (21 nights): 525 USD Accommodation on campus is recommended, but optional. Scholarships: One full scholarship (the program fee of 1250 USD) One half scholarship (half of the program fee: 625 USD) 3 dorm scholarships (3 x 525 USD)

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