What is Migration?

Part I. Missing Migrants

The IOM’s Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination. Visit the Missing Migrant Project page here and use the information from the page to answer the questions below.

  1. According to the site’s main page, how many migrant fatalities occurred in 2021?

0 fatalities

  1. What are the top 3 regions where migrant fatalities have occurred in 2021?

Africa, Asia, and the Americas
Mediterranean, Africa, and the Americas
Mediterranean, Asia, and Europe
  1. Fill in the chart below with the data on global migrant fatalities from the Missing Migrant Project webpage (you can find it on the data section).

Part II. International Students

An estimated 5.3 million students undertook international migration to study abroad in 2017 according to UNESCO. Most academic programs last around 10 months, with the United States, Germany, and Australia as three of the most popular destination countries for international students, at least before the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. For those same countries, what were the 3 most popular destinations for international students? What might explain why students wanted to study in those destinations?"

  1. How does international academic study fit the definition of migration? How might it not?