Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Refugees & Immigration

Migration is deeply intertwined with every era of United States’ history. In light of the threat that immigrants face under the new administration and the continued refugee crisis around the world, now is a critical time to examine what we can do to alleviate the effects of new policies and ensure that people feel safe and welcomed in this country. Swarthmore recently declared itself a sanctuary campus, but there is still much work to be done. Through collective efforts, we can tackle the different facets of migration that make it challenging, and often impossible, for immigrants and refugees to adapt to their new lives.


International Student Office

Jennifer Marks-Gold, Director of International Student Services
Remsha Ajayan, International Student Coordinator

Student groups

Swarthmore Undocumented Student Group | Contact: Miguel Gutierrez '18 and Ivan Lomeli '19


Bryn Mawr 360 Program: Migrations and Borderlands

Haverford Migration Studies Program


  • [POLS31] Borders and Migration (Spring 2018)
  • [HIST56] Cities of (Im)migrants: Buenos Aires, Lima, Miami, and New York- Armus (Fall 2018)
  • [POLS30] Citizenship and Migration in Comparative Politics
  • [ENGL 009D] FYS: Nation and Migration


  • [ANTH352] Citizenship, Migration, and Belonging
  • [ENGLB236001] Latina/o Cultural Migrations

  • [PSYCB322001] Culture and Development

  • [SOCLB246001] Immigrant Experiences

  • [POLSH289B001] Refugees and Forced Migration

  • [WRPRH162B001] Immigration and Representation 

Bryn Mawr

  • ​[SOC246001] Sociology of Migration  
  • [SPANB243001] Temas de la literatura hispana: Migration in the Hispanic World (Fall 2018)

  • [POLSH161B001] The Politics of Globalization