Off-Campus Study

Border Studies

Ten Lake Forest College students enrolled in Professor Carolyn Tutle’s class The Mexican-American Border, spent three weeks living and learning along the Tucson – Sonora border from May 14 – May 31, 2012.

“The controversy over the impacts of the U.S. immigration policy and NAFTA were discussed in classes at Lake Forest College, and then the students got the opportunity to witness their impact on Mexican families living on both sides of the border,” said Professor Tuttle. “We visited migrant shelters (in Mexico), a Border Patrol Station (in the U.S.) and talked with Grupo Beta (in Mexico) and ICE (in U.S.) as well as lived with families in Agua Prieta, Sonora. It was a life changing experience for many of the students involved.”

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