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The Borderland Experience

Living and teaching on the U.S./Mexico border puts you at the center of contemporary geo-political history and prepares you to live in a bi-national environment. A commitment to historic, bi-national and creative culture can be found throughout the region with museums, art and music events, and historical points of interest.

  •  Scenic desert treasure

    Finding the unexpected

  • Artists of Bisbee

    Bisbee artists bedazzle the border wall in Naco Sonora, MX

  • Lake Patagonia

    Lake Patagonia - a state park in Santa Cruz County

  • Art exhibit at Central School Project

    Arts Center in Bisbee holds borderlands art exhibit.

  • Old Pearce

    Heritage Festival in Pearce, Cochise County

  • Mountains

    Prickly Pear Forest

The Land

The region is brimming with parkland and beautiful destinations.

demo-picThe Coronado National Forest covers 1,780,000 acres of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. There are twelve widely scattered mountain ranges or "sky islands". The Sky islands of the Coronado National Forest are unique and full of surprises, offering year-round recreation opportunities in a variety of biomes- from the giant saguaro forests of Tucson region to desert dunes with hot springs in Graham County. If you want to do more than explore there are opportunities to become a volunteer with many organizations that make it thier business to be stewards and promoters of our great natural resources.

We can't possibly cover all the resources available online but here are some key sites that can get you started.

Coronado National Forest
Southwest Wings Birding Festival
Sabino Canyon - Tucson
Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area
Friends of the San Pedro River
Sky Island Alliance
University of Arizona Astonomy

The History and Western Culture

demo-pic Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Explore Cochise County
Arizona Ghost Town Trail
Discover Southeastern Arizona
Bisbee Queen Mine Tour
Graham County History
Amerind Foundation

The Region's Arts, Museums, and Creative Spirit

Almost every town and city in the region celebrates a commitment to the arts. The architecture of the town and it's out of the way location is compelling to many. From Folklore and its music to one of a kind events and fine art exhibitions.

demo-pic Arts of Tubac
Central School Project - Bisbee
Arts of Tucson
Discover Bisbee
Bisbee Science Lab
Kartchner Caverns

Geo-political Awareness and Social Justice Organizations

artists at the border wall There are many learning and volunteer opportunites with organizations and churches that address the political and social complexities of immigration.
UA Center for Border and Global Journalism
Frontera de Cristo
Derechos Humanos


Nat Geo - Travel to Mexico
Explore Sonora
Cananea, Sonora

Travel to Mexico

Excursions into Mexico to close-by neighboring towns and villages are easily achieved


Bisbee Architecture

Bisbee boasts great architecture, a Smithsonian mining museum, an arts community and great shopping, nightlife and dining.

The Borderland Experience

Opportunities for world class hiking, biking, birding, rockhounding, museum-going, art and music events, and historical points of interest. In addition, living and teaching on the U.S./Mexico border puts you at the center of contemporary geo-political history and prepares you to live in a bi-national environment. Transition to Teaching Fellows have an opportunity to participate in a teacher exchange program in Mexico.

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