Thursday, April 26, 2012

Study Abroad with Case Western Reserve University

Study-Abroad Courses at MSASS

MSASS Students

Break Away from the Classroom and Sign Up for 3-Credit Travel-Abroad Courses!

Take an educational holiday overseas. Engage in cross-cultural studies of social policies and practices for health and human services. Several three-credit travel-abroad courses are available for all students from all majors and programs as well as working professionals in health and human services.
Upcoming Trips: 2012/2013
New trips are still being finalized for fall 2012 and spring 2013. A summary of trips is listed below, so stay tuned for more details!
Fall 2012
Bangladesh Travel/Study: Micro Enterprise and Social Development (Travel Dates: Dec 27, 2012 - Jan 11, 2013)
Ecuador Travel/Study: Social, Health and Human Development (Travel Dates: Jan 1 - Jan 13, 2013)
Spring, 2013 (Travel Dates: March 8-17)
Guatemala Travel/Study: Community Development Approach to Child Welfare
Netherlands Travel/Study: Social Justice: Health & Violence Prevention (one section for grads/one for undergrads)
Netherlands Travel/Study: Integrated Mental Health & Substance Use
Poland Travel/Study: Invisible Groups in a New Poland

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Summer Program in Vietnam

Credits: 3 (open to graduate and undergraduate from different universities) 
Time: June 15 – July 7, 2012 
Location: Hanoi – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 
Faculty: Huong Nguyen and Tuan Tran (School of Social Work) 
Host: School of Social Work (San Jose State University) 
Cost: US$2897, not including air ticket 
Deadline: ongoing. 
Application: Refer to the website 

Huong Nguyen, PhD, MSW  and Tuan Tran, MSW, LCSW 
School of Social Work 
San Jose State University 
One Washington Square 
San Jose, CA 95192 
Email: Email: 
Phone: (408) 924-5811 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

 2012 Human Rights Summer Program
Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

In 2012, the program will offer seven courses in human rights, which can be taken independently or as part of a four-course certificate program.
Session D: May 21-June 29
Introduction to Human Rights
Transitional Justice
Human Rights and Business
International Human Rights Law

Session Q: July 2-August 10
Human Rights of Women
Children’s Rights
Human Rights and the Image

All courses are 4000 level, and are designed for graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and professionals.
For more information about the program, course descriptions, application procedures, and relevant deadlines, please visit: 
New and visiting students must apply by May 10th for Session D and June 21st for Session Q.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Social Work Study Abroad Opportunity in Germany

Germany: Human Rights and Social Work within European Framework  (May 29- June 9,2012)

This course examines human rights within a social work framework from a European perspective. The European focus is on Germany although discussion about Europe generally is also an important part of the course. The course provides students with an introduction to economic and political human rights in Europe, with a United States perspective integrated into the instruction. Field visits and course instruction illustrate human rights principles as they apply to social work. The location of Munich adds essential context to the study of human rights, as contemporary human rights arose from the history in this part of the world. Participants have the opportunity to explore human rights that apply to their own experiences, as well as historical events. Typically, the program is offered in January and May/June.

For more information, contact:
Elisabeth Reichert, PhD, LCSW
Mail Code: 4329
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Social Work
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618-453-2243
Fax: 618-453-4291
Personal Webpage:

Study Abroad Program:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Explore South Africa with the School of Social Work

The School is hosting a summer study abroad trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, May 21-June 1, 2011. Applications are due March 25.
This course will examine social issues, development strategies, and health programs in the new South Africa. Students will participate in an International Symposium at the University of Johannesburg May 24-25 on “Social Protection in Southern Africa: New Opportunities for Social Development.”
Additionally, the course will explore how policy is being designed to respond to the needs of all South Africans. Our stay in Johannesburg will include visits to townships, local and national governmental and non-governmental agencies, health and medical facilities, cultural and tourist landmarks and universities.
Lectures and discussions on social development, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, political transitions, and racial and cultural issues in South Africa will accompany this experience, allowing opportunity for analysis, reflection and collective learning. We will engage with people working in townships such as Soweto, visit a medical facility treating persons with HIV/AIDS, and explore cultural centers and museums. We will also meet with South African students and with alumni teaching and practicing social work in South Africa.
This course is open to all MSW graduate students, as well as practitioners, administrators, and educators in social work who want to learn more about social issues and culture in southern Africa. Friends and family members of participants are also welcome; however, priority will be given to students and social work educators and practitioners. There are no prerequisites for this course. Students taking the course for credit will earn three credit hours.
The program leaders for this trip are UNC School of Social Work faculty members Dr. Gina Chowa, Dan Hudgins and Sharon Thomas.
For more information, contact Dan Hudgins.
Costs and additional details (pdf)
Trip application (pdf)

Council on Social Work Education Study Abroad Opportunities

Looking for social work-related study abroad opportunities? Check out the link below:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Latin American Options
CCIDD: Cuernavaca Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development- 30 year old organization in Cuernavaca, Mexico that hosts groups from the US and Canada. Focus on social Justice
Frontera de Cristo:  organization on US-Mexico border
Cemanauhac language school in Cuernavaca; invites SW students specifically

A 1-2 month language and cultural immersion program. 4 hours of language a day, 2 hours of cultural immersion. Migrant worker interviewing opportunities available for SW students.
 El Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca