Summer time Examine Overseas: Social Justice & Migration in Madrid

Final Up to date on November 18, 2021 by AIFS Overseas

Do you’ve got a ardour for social justice and wish to make a significant influence throughout your examine overseas journey? Examine and volunteer overseas this summer time in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital metropolis! With our new Pressured Migration: Refuge, Safety & Integration Program, you’ll be able to spend 3 weeks studying concerning the the state of affairs of migration on this planet whereas gaining discipline expertise volunteering in a refugee or asylum seeker heart.  

Pressured Migration: Refuge, Safety & Integration Program 

Earn as much as 3 semester credit this summer time by means of the Pressured Migration Program in Madrid. Credit score is awarded by Fairfield College. College students on this program take the course Migration Research: Intervention for Integration and Volunteering. Divided into 25 educational hours and 20 hours volunteering in a refugee shelter, this examine overseas course goals to advertise civic reflection and practice individuals with a dedication to social justice. The course is taught in English, with no earlier Spanish language examine required. 

College students on this program will spend the primary two weeks centered on the educational portion of the course. The course explores worldwide migration and its causes, in addition to the demand for worldwide safety and interventions. College students will analyze the causes for an individual to request worldwide safety, distinguish between smuggling and human trafficking and determine the actual vulnerabilities and distinctive circumstances of individuals looking for refuge.  

Volunteering in Madrid

After two weeks of classroom studying, college students spend their third week overseas volunteering at an area ACCEM heart. Created in 1990, ACCEM is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-denominational group that works to enhance the residing circumstances of individuals in susceptible conditions. Whereas finishing 20 volunteer hours, college students will see the day after day actuality of refugees or asylum seekers. Over 5 days, college students will take part in workshops and actions organized by the ACCEM workers and help within the each day work of the shelter. 

What’s it like learning overseas in Madrid? 

“Barbara our coordinator in Madrid was a gem! She labored very onerous to make me really feel at dwelling and assist me with any points which will come up. The excisions have been so properly organized and enjoyable and all I dream of now could be going again to Madrid…thanks AIFS!!” – Camille E., AIFS in Madrid, Spain alum. 

“Expensive Madrid, Thanks for embracing me wholeheartedly. Thanks for permitting me to develop as a lady and as a human. Thank for exhibiting me {that a} first gen Brown woman can do all of it. Thanks exhibiting me the great thing about completely different cultures. And thanks for exhibiting me the strengths and weaknesses that include having to be alone. I don’t suppose there may be phrases deep sufficient to elucidate the influence you made on me. To all of the superb individuals who I shared this expertise with, I want all the perfect wherever life takes you. You all made my expertise so a lot better and I’m so glad I met each considered one of you. Until subsequent time my stunning Madrid.” – Brianna P., AIFS in Madrid, Spain alum. 

Are you interested by focusing your research on social justice, human rights and international points like migration?

How to study social justice and migration in Madrid

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