Applications now being accepted for More to Migration

Church and Society will host its fourth annual called seminar More to Migration Nov. 4-9, 2019, in El Salvador. Apply today. Applications close June 28.

More to Migration

More to Migration will explore the root causes of migration with a particular focus on El Salvador. It will be an opportunity to learn from indigenous leaders, faith leaders and community leaders the lived reality in the country.

There will be two components to the More to Migration called seminar. The first part will be a five-part webinar component facilitated by Aimee Hong, the Director of UM Seminar Program. The immersion will be facilitated by professor Joseph Cistone, the chief executive officer of International Partners in Mission and their partner leaders in El Salvador.

The Seminar Program is excited to be in partnership with International Partners in Mission for More to Migration. IPM was founded in 1974 with an emphasis that mission should be a two-way street that creates partnerships. Their mission is to work across borders of faith, culture and economic circumstance to create partnerships that build justice, peace and hope.

More to Migration will explore:

  • The social and political realities of migration to host countries and also to the home country.
  • The role of U.S. foreign policy (both past and present) that plays in the role migration.
  • The theological implications of migration.

Apply to attend

Due to limited space, this year’s called seminar will be by application. The application is open now until June 28, 2019. Apply today.


The cost of More to Migration is $2,400 — which covers airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, activities and cultural excursions, and translation services. It does not cover immunizations or medications, visas, airline baggage fees, tips snacks, and souvenirs. Scholarships are available to accepted applicants.

Please contact Aimee Hong, director of the United Methodist seminar program with any questions.

Schedule at a glance:

May 1
Application Opens

June 28
Applications Closes

July 3
Applicants Contacted

July 22
Participant Forms Due

September (date/time TBD)
Two 90-minute required cohort webinars

October (date/time TBD)
Two 90-minute required cohort webinars

Nov. 4-9
El Salvador immersion with IPM

November (date/time TBD)
Debrief Cohort Webinar