This course explores the link between migration & urbanization within the context of Nicaraguan migrants in SanJosé, Costa Rica; complementary to classroom themes, students will participate in community projects on-site in San Jose, engaging in the everyday experiences of Nicaraguan migrants in Central America's largest informal settlement. La Carpio, while juxtaposing the role of Costa Rica's neoliberal tourism industry, and the material and social inequalities it creates.