The entire immigration process—from deciding to leave one’s home country, to crossing of international borders, to establishing oneself in a new host country, to being received by the host population, to acquiring citizenship and “assimilating”—is a complex and challenging one. It is, moreover, a process with daily relevance for the world in which we live. SOC 3650  - Crossing Borders: The Sociology of Immigration analyzes all aspects of immigration through sociological lens. The course begins by examining immigrants originating from all over the world with a primary focus on migration to the United States and Western Europe as destination countries. The course will also consider both historical and contemporary examples and case studies to illustrate the most important theories and concepts. 


Program Dates:

Spring 2017 Semester Course with May 26-June 5, 2017 on-site


Germany: Berlin, Hamburg


SOC3650 - Crossing Borders: The Sociology of Immigration fulfills:

  • Social Science (SOSC)
  • Experiential Learning (X) Requirement in the Liberal Studies Core
  • Cultural Diversity (D) Requirement in the Liberal Studies Core


Program Cost: $3,500 

Program costs of $3,500 includes all course and program-related expenses, including: airfare, accommodations, meals, admissions, local transportation, and travel insurance.


Closed for Spring/Summer 2017

  • Submit the online application.
  • Conduct an interview with Professor Daniel Herda
  • Submit a student affairs reference
  • Submit a non-refundable $30 application fee

Upon acceptance, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm acceptance. 


Office of Global Education 

Faculty Leader:
Prof. Daniel Herda
Office: Sullivan Hall 303D
Phone: 978.837.3581

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