This study examines how globalization affects immigrant youth in the Imperial and Mexicali Valleys with regards to their educational and occupational choices. The U.S.- Mexico border region is the subject of many studies; however, very few focus on the spatiality of globalization and its impact on young people. This study about the geographies of border youth is positioned within a theoretical framework informed by Gloria Anzaldua's border theory and Juan Poblete's innovative transnational border perspectives. Through qualitative methodologies like interviews and focus groups, high school, and preparatoria/secundaria students on both sides of the border were asked questions related to globalization in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Young people's distinct insights about the socio-economic spatial dynamics of the US-Mexico border add a unique perspective to border scholarship and to globalization studies. The study seeks to answer research questions about young people's occupational and educational choices; whether globalization in the border hinders or enhances their future well-being; and how globalization impacts them on their respective side of the border. The results demonstrate different levels of awareness about globalization. Students in Mexico expressed a high degree of awareness because they have direct contact with globalization due to the large presence of international maquiladoras and American multinational businesses. On the U.S. side students demonstrated a lower level of awareness about globalization but they indicated a higher level of preparation to participate in the occupations that the global economy requires. Young people on both sides demonstrate through their diverse transnational/transborder experiences a sophisticated level of engagement with globalization but the impacts were different in each side of the border. Young people in Mexico expressed more negative side effects of globalization and expressed more concern about globalization's impact on their future than their U.S. counterparts. Lastly, it was found that young people's level of mobility across borders varies due to multiple social and economic factors including the immigration experiences they or their families have experienced.