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"The story of humanity is essentially the story of human movement."
--Patrick Kingsley, The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Refugees and Immigrants in San Diego and Tijuana
March 4-11, 2017
$475 includes transportation, group meals, and lodging

Apply before January 25 and get $25 off your program fee!


Recent reports indicate that almost 1 in every 100 people in the world is displaced from his or her home, and many of that percentage become refugees in neighboring countries.  Other people voluntarily leave their home countries, hoping to contribute to and benefit from the economic, educational, and cultural benefits of the United States.  What happens when dreams of prosperity and opportunity come together in a border town?

Join USU Alternative Breaks as they learn about the lives of refugees and immigrants in San Diego, CA.  We will be working closely with various nonprofit organizations that assist newcomers and their families throughout the week.  We will also spend one day in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, helping the Binational Friendship Garden with a food-growing workshop.

For those who apply by January 25, payment will be due February 8 and will include the $25 discount.  After January 25, if there is still room on the trip, students may continue to apply.  Payment for late applications will be due by February 22.  

Apply online here

Make arrangements to apply for a US passport here

Click here to see a sample itinerary from a previous trip.