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Forced Migration 8

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 4 @ 5:00 pm


Course Description:

Migration, whether forced displacement or economic migration of the poorest, is often a major factor in either escaping from poverty, persecution and danger and/or moving into yet more dangerous situations. In search of livelihoods and safety, people often become victims of smugglers or traffickers. Students are given an enhanced awareness and understanding of the complex interaction between migration and humanitarian interventions from the point of view of the migrant, the authorities of the host be it the national or recipient region or country, and the humanitarian worker. This course is held in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Course Objectives:

  1. Equip aid workers, government officials, military personnel and other professionals with the tools necessary to work effectively in situations involving migrants and refugees.
  2. Gain knowledge of the theory and principles of forced migration through a combination of case studies and group exercises.

This course is a week-long elective course for the IDOHA and IDMHA modules of the MIHA.

To learn more about this course, view the individual Course Listing on our website

To view a complete list of IIHA course offerings, Course Calendar

About the IIHA:

The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University offers humanitarian training courses in various locations around the world. With the creation of a Master’s in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), the Institute offers a flexible yet academically rigorous training model for aid practitioners looking to further their knowledge and skills in the humanitarian sector.

Fee information:

For those who wish to receive academic credit, the tuition for each short course is $1,600 USD*. There is an additional student fee of $293 USD charged once per semester. Thus, the total cost for one short course would be $1,893 USD and if a second course is taken within the same semester, the cost of the second course would be $1,600 USD. Upon successful completion of each course, participants are entitled to 2 academic credits through Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). For those who do not wish to receive formal academic credit, the tuition for each short course has been reduced to $915 USD. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the program but will receive no formal academic recognition. The choice to receive academic credit must be made before the course begins and cannot be upgraded at a later date. The program cost includes the tuition and coffee breaks. It does not include accommodation, meals, or transportation costs.


All of the IIHA short courses can be taken for academic credit and counted towards Fordham University’s Master’s in International Humanitarian Action (MIHA) or taken individually, independent from the MIHA at a reduced cost.

To take this course, please Apply Here.

To learn more about this course, please view the individual Course Listing on our website. For a complete list of IIHA courses, view the Course Calendar on our website. If you have questions, please contact for more information.


April 30 @ 8:00 am
May 4 @ 5:00 pm
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