US. /Mexican Immigration and Interdependence
During the 2018 Spring Break, eight Edgewood College students and two faculty members, Julie Whitaker of the Social Science Department and Mary Elizabeth Bathum in the school of Nursing, took part in a U.S./Mexico border program through the Tucson-based organization, Border Links. They visited locations in Tucson, Florence and Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, including the border wall on both sides, Operational Streamline, a detention center in Florence, a migrant shelter, and learned about economic development programs in Mexico.
International Service Learning In Chiapas, Mexico
Students in Julie Whitaker's Bridging Borders course spent the first two weeks of January 2014 in the charming colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico. It is also the most impoverished and most highly indigenous state of Mexico. Students collaborated with indigenous university students on a project in Zinacantan, a nearby Mayan village.
"I felt like part of the community, like part of the family, more so than I have ever felt anywhere else in the world."