Migrant Health

Special Topics in Experiential Global Health: Migrant Health (HSCI 885/496)

2018 inaugural cohort of "Experiential Learning in Global Migrant Health" with community partners

2018 inaugural cohort of “Experiential Learning in Global Migrant Health” with community partners

CGSHE’s Dr. Shira Goldenberg will be teaching an intensive, hands-on course on global migrant health at the Tijuana-San Diego border – the busiest land border crossing in the world. Graduate students and senior undergraduate students will engage directly with community, policy, and other stakeholders to learn about strategies for addressing health and social inequities faced by diverse migrant populations.


Dr. Shira Goldenberg


April 27 – May 7, 2020


University of California San Diego, and community, clinical, and research sites in Tijuana and San Diego.


Graduate and senior graduate students from SFU, UCSD, or other institutions participating in the Western Dean’s Agreement (e.g. UBC).

Prerequisites (as of Spring 2020)

Introductory course in global health (HSCI 821/160) or instructor approval. Conversational Spanish/introductory Spanish course (SPAN 102/103) an asset.


Students responsible for modest travel and fieldwork costs (est. $1850-2000 CAD).

How to Apply

Applications are currently open! Submissions are reviewed as they arrive, with the Round 1 deadline November 15, 2019. To apply, send one email with the following materials to

  • a one-page statement summarizing prerequisites completed, any prior relevant experience (e.g., global health, Spanish skills, migrant health), and how the course complements your learning and career goals;
  • transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.