It’s difficult enough to be a refugee, but female migrants are faced with an additional set of challenges.
Journalism student Jaileane Aguilar speaks with migrants in Greece, and draws comparisons with the crisis in the US.
San Jose State journalism student Sofia Wright takes a look at Centro Adtalli, a Jesuit-run aid center for migrants in Catania, Sicily.
In this photo essay, Melody Del Rio introduces us to some Sicilian refugees.
The Italian government is silently but systematically reducing benefits to refugees and migrants. Cara Mineo camp outside Catania is set to close by the end of 2019. Thomas Soares reports.
Jose Francisco Govea speaks with migrants and officials on two European islands: Sicily and Lesvos.
Cindy Cuellar’s photo essay from Sicily depicts a show of unity in a Ramadan celebration, while divergent viewpoints exist over the influx of refugees.
Kayla Marshall is a graduate social work student who participated in the program. In this conversation with Thomas Soares, she describes her impressions. You can read the two research papers Kayla wrote while on the program by scrolling down on our website.
The U.S. and Italy’s administrations have fostered environments that are not welcoming towards migrants, and this hostility has at times has not distinguished between an asylum seeker or any person of color.
Italians in the area of Catania,, Sicily have divergent views of the refugee crisis. Global Studies major Nicole Alibillar spoke with students at a religious leader while on a study-abroad program with San Jose State University in the summer of 2019.
Refugees and migrants in Italy are viewed in many different ways. Chelsea Nguyen-Fleige examines their plight, interviewing refugees, students, professors and a police officer speaking as a private citizen in Sicily. Chelsea, a journalism major, filed this field report while participating in a faculty-led program with San Jose State University.
Global studies major Sarah Chang explains the basics of the refugee crisis in this first episode in a series of podcasts.
Refugees, like anyone else, want to live without violence or fear, they want to be able to provide for their family and they want to have basic human rights. Though their destination might not be America, there is a sense that they strive for the American dream.
Global studies major Sarah Chang examines the perception vs. reality of the refugee crisis, by assessing various viewpoints.