International migration is a global phenomenon—comprising broad and deep linkages within and between the developed and developing worlds. Issues surrounding global migration processes cross manifold intellectual boundaries, understanding demands insights and methods from a broad array of disciplines.

Standard models in economics or demography offer powerful explanations of why people migrate and how migration might have an effect on wages and employment in both sending and receiving societies. However, migration is ultimately about the lived experience of people—those moving and those they encounter. Understanding migrants’ emergent identities and the problems of belonging and acceptance that migration generates requires attention, both to the micro level, as well as to the specific historical and cultural contexts surrounding both migration flows and societal responses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The minor in International Migration Studies aims to build an appreciation of international migration and its dilemmas as it draws on the insights generated from a broad array of disciplines and methodological approaches needed for grappling with a vast social and intellectual phenomenon.

The International Migration Studies minor is designed for students who are seeking advanced work in the subject matter, and culminates in a substantial research thesis (I M Std 199) of approximately 30 pages in length, generally completed during the last quarter of their Senior Year.

Interested students must apply to the minor no later than the Spring Quarter of their Junior Year. 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION STUDIES
FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE 2019-20


Roger Waldinger, Chair, International Migration Studies

Leisy Abrego Ph.D., Chicana/o Studies
Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Ph.D., Sociology
Hiroshi Motomura, J.D., Law
Marjorie Orellana, Ph.D., Education
Roger Waldinger, Ph.D., Sociology

The above faculty have agreed to teach applicable courses for the International Migration Studies minor and/or serve as faculty advisors for the required thesis.


AFFILIATED FACULTY

The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration maintains a list of affiliated faculty. International Migration Studies minors are encouraged to consider these faculty as potential advisors for the thesis, as well.


ACADEMIC COUNSELING

Gaby Solomon-Dorian, Director of Student Affairs
UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
10389B Bunche Hall*
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487

Have a question about the International Migration Studies minor?  Send your inquiry to advising@international.ucla.edu, and please be sure to include your UID# in all correspondence.

*Want to get in person advising?  Note that in person advising is available by appointment only! To make an appointment, simply send an email to advising@international.ucla.edu. Please include your UID#, as well as your schedule of availability for the next few days. You will receive an email confirmation as to your appointment day/time.

***Academic Counseling is available for UCLA students only. Non-UCLA students may refer to the Admissions & Transfer Student Information link for information on UCLA requirements.***

Want to be on the Mailing List for the minor? UCLA students can receive up-to-date information regarding application deadlines, upcoming workshops, course information, enrollment updates, and other announcements pertaining to the International Migration Studies minor. To be added to the mailing list, please email your request (be sure to include your UID#) to advising@international.ucla.edu.

Our Students

The Academic Programs offered through the UCLA International Institute allow students to focus on a particular area of study - either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach - through a variety of disciplines across campus. The Institute also offers its own courses taught by core teaching faculty under the following subject areas: African Studies, Global Health, Global Studies, International & Area Studies, International Development Studies, International Migration Studies, and Latin American Studies.

 

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Center for the Study of International Migration

The Center for the Study of International Migration, which is also housed in the International Institute, offers events each quarter related to current scholarship in the field of international migration. Students are encouraged to attend center events of interest, and may sign up for the Center’s mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

Students who wish to receive unit credit for attendance to and reflection on center events may elect to enroll in I M Std 193 (Colloquia and Speaker Series), when offered. This 2-unit course may be repeated for credit. Please note, however, that I M Std 193 does not go towards any requirements for the minor. It does, however, go towards your overall and upper division unit requirements, as well as give you great exposure to migration issues!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ACADEMIC COUNSELING

Gaby Solomon-Dorian, Director of Student Affairs
UCLA International Institute Academic Programs
advising@international.ucla.edu

  • Have a question about the International Migration Studies minor? Send your inquiry to advising@international.ucla.edu, and please be sure to include your UID# in all correspondence.

  • Want to get in person advising? Note that in person advising is available by appointment only! To make an appointment, simply send an email to advising@international.ucla.edu. Please include your UID#, as well as your schedule of availability for the next few days. You will receive an email confirmation as to your appointment day/time. Note that academic counseling is available for UCLA students only. Non-UCLA students may refer to the Admissions & Transfer Student Information link for information on UCLA requirements.

  • Want to be on the Mailing List for the minor? UCLA students can receive up-to-date information regarding application deadlines, upcoming workshops, course information, enrollment updates, and other announcements pertaining to the International Migration Studies minor. To be added to the mailing list, please email your request (be sure to include your UID#) to advising@international.ucla.edu.