Date of Award

4-2017

Document Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Modern Languages & Cultures; College of Arts & Sciences

First Advisor

Giorgio Galbussera

Abstract

This work discusses Italy's migrant reception system including its flaws and their effects. Furthermore, this work explores an alternative, sustainable model of migrant reception created in Riace, Calabria, that has been successful in varying towns across Italy. Ultimately, this work argues that this system, which is beneficial to both Italians and incoming migrants — specifically asylum seekers — can and should be implemented nationally to counter the current flawed system.