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  • Locations: All, Guatemala
  • Program Terms: Camden Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Camden Learning Abroad
Program Description:

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For questions about your application, contact the Rutgers University-Camden Office of International Students & Global Programs at or 856-225-6832.

The Program

This timely course will examine the factors leading to the recent surge in Central American children coming to the U.S. border alone. In a weekly two-hour seminar, taught simultaneously to students in Camden and Newark via the law school’s brand new immersive classroom, we will examine four main areas: (1) U.S. immigration policy towards children, including substantive law and procedure; (2) current push and pull factors leading to child migration from Central America; (3) best practices in working with children in crisis and (4) the challenges of reintegration after deportation.

Up to 10 students in the course may participate in the spring break travel to Guatemala and earn an additional credit. By traveling to Guatemala over spring break, students will have the opportunity to meet with individuals and social service organizations that work with child migrants and repatriated children. Students will learn first-hand the reasons why children emigrate and the difficulties they face in the United States, and after repatriation. The in-country experience will provide a unique and valuable setting for students to enrich their understanding of U.S. immigration policy and the effects of that policy on individuals. The travel component will also introduce students to the indigenous cultures of Guatemala as we learn how indigenous populations have been affected by migration.

This course is open to law students and other graduate students. Interested students should register for the 2 credit course via the law school AND submit a separate application for the 1 credit travel portion directly to the professors. Once accepted to participate in the travel portion, you will be asked to register via the Learning Abroad website.

Program Location(s)

Faculty Director: Joanne Gottesman (, Randi Mandelbaum (, Rutgers School of Law
Course Number: TBD
Course Meeting Dates and Times: Mondays from 3:55-5:50pm

Program Dates
March 9-17, 2018

Financial Information
Program Cost: TBD (Approximately $2,600)

Program Cost Includes
  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Excursions
  • Travel Health Insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
  • Course Tuition (all Rutgers students must register for the course to participate in this program)
  • Passport Fee (if you do not have a current, valid passport)
  • Some meals and personal expenses
*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*Upon completion of this application, the Office of International Students & Global Programs will register you in the course.
*To withdraw, please contact the Office of International Students & Global Programs at Remember: once you sign the Camden Statement of Financial Responsibility, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.