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The 2015–16 community will travel to the U.S.–Mexico border to see first-hand the border, as well as visit with scholars, journalists and experts.

United States–Mexico Border
Week of January 4, 2016

Students will travel to San Diego, California to visit with and interact with professors, experts and staff at the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego. In order to experience what the students have been researching and studying, the students will actually cross the United States–Mexico border at San Ysidro/Tijuana, which is the largest border crossing, accounting for 300,000 people daily. From both sides, they will tour the fencing that was built to see firsthand the border.

They will also meet with Enrinque Morones, founder of Border Angels, visit the Friendship Park and the Hotville Cemetary.

Safety on this trip is of paramount concern, and all precautions are being taken to ensure student safety while on this trip. Among the precautions are that the community will only travel into Mexico during the day, and all overnight accomodations are in San Diego.

SSIR Living on the Frontera: San Diego & Tijuana