Justice in January

Artwork at the Nogales border 

Justice in January is a winter break immersion trip where students explore the realities of immigration and border issues along the U.S./Mexico border. During the fall semester students will take a one credit course that provides a brief sociologically-informed political, economic, and cultural overview of the U.S./Mexico border. Students will utilize this common baseline of knowledge to inform their Justice in January experience.

During the immersion experience students will enter into dialogue with individuals impacted by immigration, community leaders, non-profit and government agencies to better understand the complexities of immigration. Students will have the opportunity to cross the border to learn from and serve with organizations that provide assistance to and accompany migrants.

Students will register for SOSJ 280: Justice in January after signing up for the immersion experience through the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). The course will meet on Fridays from 12:10–1p.m. for the last eight weeks of Fall semester.

The immersion experience takes place during Christmas break from January 5-11, 2020.

Health insurance is required to participate in this program. If you have any questions or concerns please contact CCE before you register for the program.

Sites for 2019-2020:

  • Tucson, Arizona/Nogales, Arizona and Mexico
  • San Diego, California/Tijuana, Mexico


Registration will open on Tuesday, April 16 at 9am and will remain open until filled. To register for Justice in January there is a $150 non-refundable deposit. See the financial page for more details.




Fee Waivers

Fee waiver applications are due by April 12 for priority consideration.  Students will be notified about their fee waiver application before registration opens on April 16th.  Any applications submitted after April 12 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.