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Study Abroad Programs

The School of Social Work has several study abroad programs that offer students an incredible opportunity to examine social welfare policy and social work practice in other countries, as well as a deeper understanding of another culture. 

 

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Explore community-based care models, and how they are addressing vulnerable populations in Romania amid a climate of social and political change.

Graduate students can earn 3-credits of field hours through service learning placements with local social welfare agency, where you will engage in meaningful work with professionals caring for the city’s most vulnerable populations. Undergraduate students will earn 6-credits.

For more information visit global.rutgers.edu

 

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Israel

Learn about social services in Israel, from the establishment of the country to the present in the contexts of diversity.

Students will experience the rich multicultural history of Israel's Ethiopian, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, and Bedouin communities. The service learning aspect includes direct practice with individuals, families, groups and communities in a local Ethiopian neighborhood.

For more information visit global.rutgers.edu

 

 

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Rutgers- Social Welfare System in China: Processes and Challenges

Take an in-depth look at the nature and practice of social welfare institutions in China, and the challenges faced due to rapid urban population growth and economic development.

Visit local social welfare organizations throughout Beijing and/or Taiwan, meeting with social work practitioners from across the field and exploring the differences between practices and policy in China and the United States.

For more information visit global.rutgers.edu. 

Rutgers- Social Welfare System of China: Service Learning Practicum

Take an in-depth look at the nature and practice of social welfare institutions in China, and the challenges faced due to rapid urban population growth and economic development.

Visit local social welfare organizations throughout Beijing and/or Taiwan, meeting with social work practitioners from across the field and exploring the differences between practices and policy in China and the United States. Drawing on your knowledge from the two-week course, complete an additional service learning practicum in a local social welfare agency, where you will engage in meaningful work with professionals caring for the city’s most vulnerable populations.  The service learning practicum is worth an additional three credits (total: 6), and can be counted toward the required field hours for MSW students.

For more information visit global.rutgers.edu. 

 

India

Come learn about community-based interventions that aim to provide healthcare services and empower the vulnerable populations of sex workers and children in Sonagachi, India. Immerse yourself in the community-developed organizations, learn about community based interventions, collective support, and study with professionals in the field to learn about the historical impact of the sociopolitical climate on the function of the cooperative approach in Sonagachi.

Graduate students can earn 3 credits while learning about community development interventions through direct engagement with sex workers and their children, and will be provided opportunities to compare social work practice strategies utilized in the United States and India through professional lectures. 

For more information visit global.rutgers.edu.

 

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This course provides students with historical and current information about populations in Puerto Rico and the country’s unique status as a colony of the United States and the impact of colonialism on its residents. Students will learn about social work education and practice models in Puerto Rico and the role of social workers within various systems, particularly within the child welfare system and nonprofit sectors. In addition, community engaged research methods will be explored that are part of a multi-sectorial coordination effort to improve community health that affect communities in Puerto Rico.

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