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Investigate current global social issues such as human rights and mobility, criminal justice, and labor. Learn firsthand from community leaders, non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives, and institutional representatives
Siracusa, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Description:

In the Mediterranean, are Southern borders dividers or connecting spaces? Sicily, which is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and receives a large influx of asylum seekers, economic migrants, and unaccompanied minors, stands out as an ideal laboratory for investigating contemporary global migration challenges.

It provides the opportunity to study the various aspects of migration in terms of politics and policies, smuggling and trafficking phenomena, and media framing and coverage. It provides the opportunity to create comparative research designs with other countries, regions, or critical southern borders (e.g. US-Mexico border; Myanmar-Thailand border etc.).

Courses in this Study Track include: 

  • Migration across the Mediterranean: Human Rights and the Media
  • The Antimafia Movement & Ethical Business: The Impact of Organized Crime
  • Mediterranean Food Systems: Identity, Migration & Labor in Sicily 
  • Field Research Project: Systems Thinking & Sustainability
  • Italian Language and Culture
Setting Description:
This study abroad program takes place in Syracuse, Sicily with study trips to various sites across Sicily.

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