When you study in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University, you’ll deepen your understanding and appreciation of the Chicana/o and Latina/o experience in the United States/Mexico borderlands. You’ll explore the concerns, social problems, health inequalities and political issues that influence these communities and their respective nations of origin. As you broaden your perspective of transborder studies, you’ll become an agent of social change who’s eager to find solutions for the problems facing Mexican origin and Latina/o communities.

Many of our students have found success in prestigious graduate and professional schools as well as in a diverse variety of professions. Whether you want to further your education or enter the workforce, your broad skill set — in writing, critical thinking, data collection and reasoning — will help you excel in any career path, such as:

  • art
  • advocacy
  • education
  • government
  • health services
  • international affairs
  • law
  • politics
  • public relations

Become an expert in borderlands territory

We believe the study of how borders can both separate and bring people together is fundamental to understanding the human condition. And we’re the only program in the nation that focuses specifically on the populations of the United States/Mexico transborder space and beyond. Being located in a transborder state enables our students to learn firsthand as they help our faculty create social change that positively affects policy and helps develop more prosperous and sustainable transborder communities in our globalized world.

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Search for internships

Our school offers internship opportunities. Plus, you can explore ASU’s Career Services website for additional postings and online internship resources.

Join an outreach initiative

If you want to expand your knowledge of border regions around the world, get involved in one of our worthwhile research or outreach initiatives through the Program for Transborder Communities. Learn more.

Globalize your perspective

Studying abroad is a great way to increase your appreciation of Chicana/o and Latina/o culture in other parts of the world. You’ll also learn how to become a true global citizen. Browse some of ASU’s study abroad programs today.

Enrich your educational experience

As a part of the School of Transborder Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to explore real-world applications of your studies through various extracurricular activities like outreach and research initiatives, internships, student clubs and organizations. Getting involved is the best way to elevate your academics and enhance your education.