The California-Mexico Studies Center, Inc. (CMSC) is accepting applications for their Summer 2021 California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program. The program allows eligible DACA beneficiaries who obtain Advance Parole from USCIS to travel abroad as part of one of three 4-week sessions from July 15 to August 22, 2021.
The program notes that: “During each 4-week travel-study experience, the participating Dreamers will be immersed into a comprehensive language and cultural educational program organized by the CMSC in collaboration with Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and hosted by the Centro Internacional de Lenguas, Arte y Cultura Paulo Freire (CILAC Freire), our 20-year partner institution in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. This month-long educational program will consist of historical, cultural, linguistic, and academic lectures (cátedras) on social movements, the Mexican educational, economic and political systems, various museum and archeological visits, with a leadership development focus.”
Here are the eligibility requirements for this program:
- “Be 21 years-old or older at the time of travel, and speak fluent Spanish.
- Have an active DACA status with an expiration date after Sept. 30, 2021.
- Have a valid passport from the respective country of origin.
- If the applicant is Mexican-born, they must commit to apply to, and attain the Instituto Nacional Electoral’s (INE) Credencial para Votar en el Extranjero before traveling to Mexico.
- Must have no criminal or immigration record.
- Must participate in ALL PROGRAM activities.
- Must test for COVID-19, 3 days prior to departure to Mexico and 3 days before arriving in Mexico City for the academic program and returning to the U.S. Participants must pay for all their COVID-19 testing and for vaccination, if available.
- Must be able to pay the $3,000 program fees and the USCIS $575 Advance Parole permit travel fee.”
The deadline to apply is February 14, 2021
If you have any questions and/or are interested in applying to this program, please contact the organizers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also learn more about the program, including application requirements and important dates, directly on their website: Summer 2021 California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program
Please note that this opportunity was first posted by the California-Mexico Studies Center (CMSC). The link to this opportunity may not work after the deadline has passed.
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