Dickinson students and faculty in the Mexican Migration Mosaic worked with communities in Adams County, Pennsylvania and Peribán in Michoacán, Mexico. These communities, which lie on opposite ends of the continent, stand connected through family, work and circular migration. Participating in intensive fieldwork, students came to better understand the living and labor conditions, the economy and culture, and the lives of people in both regions. They also had the opportunity to pick apples in the Adams County orchards, visit migrant worker camps, teach ESL in school classes and after-school programs, work with the health clinics, and interview growers and advocacy groups in Adams County. In Peribán, students were involved in ethnographic fieldwork and interviewing families of migrant workers and people who have settled in Adams County.

Mexican Migration Mosaic, 2003