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BCA Study Abroad

You will have the opportunity to significantly impact the communities we will be working with as a part of this program as we work in teams with different cultured students to address major challenges in these areas.

For more infomation on the many study abroad loactions BCA has to offer please visit:

BCA Study Abroad
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022


George Mason University: Center for Global Education

Costa Rica

The Center for Global Education at George Mason University, is currently accepting online applications for the summer short-term program on Sustainable Human Development and Human Rights in Costa Rica.

Travel Dates: May 18 - June 2, 2013

Application Deadline: March 8, 2013

Application Fee:$100

Program Fee: Approx. $3,500

Led by Dr. Dennis J. Ritchie, Social Work, this field-based seminar focuses on the interrelated themes of human rights, particularly women and children's rights. Students can earn 3 credits in Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, or Conflict Analysis.

Interested? Questions? Contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar at (703) 993-2155.

Vist their webpage for more information:


NC State University: Study Abroad, Choose Your Destination


NCSU Summer Program: Guatemala Social Work

Dates: May 24 - July 13, 2013 (7 weeks)

Application Deadline: February 8, 2013

View their webpage for information on this opportunity:

This 7-week program combines homestays with indigenous families, 1:1
language lessons, and service learning in a program or agency in the Lake
Atitlan area of Guatemala.  Service learning opportunities are available in
a variety of settings:

  • domestic violence prevention
  • senior center
  • Christian Foundation for Children and Aging
  • women's weaving, beading or herbal medicine cooperatives
  • micro-credit
  • habilitation programs for children/adults with developmental or physical
  • disabilities
  • medical clinics
  • national hospital
  • transition orphanage for children being adopted
  • open door library literacy projects
  • organic gardening
  • reforestation project
  • nature reserve
  • teaching ESL in an elementary or middle school
  • working with teenagers in a vocational school

We can match most student interests with opportunities to work in the
communities around the lake.

Email for additional information.

Linda R. Williams, ACSW
BSW Program Director and Associate Department Head
Department of Social Work
Box 7639 NC State University
Raleigh, NC   27695-7639

(919) 513-1989 Phone
(919) 515-4403 Fax


Case Western Reserve University: Study Abroad Courses at MSASS


Child Welfare in Guatemala: March 8-17, 2013


The Netherlands: Social Justice: March 8-17, 2013

Mental Health Issues & Practices Netherlands: March 8-17, 2013


Invisible Groups in a New Poland: March 8-17, 2013


Global Issues and Sustainablitiy: May 21- June 4, 2013


We offer opportunities to other students in the spirit of sharing our international programs with other social work schools.  We recognize that our tuition would be a barrier so we have significantly reduced that fee.  Our interest is in sharing the international study course with students who will bring new perspectives that will enrich the experience for all participants.

International study program offered by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

See for more information and details on these amazing opportunites.

Contact information: Deborah R. Jacobson, Ph.D., LISW-S, ACSW Assistant Professor and Director of International Education Programs MSASS/Case Western Reserve University, , 216- 368-6014


Southern Illinois University: School of Social Work

Munich, Germany

Study Abroad: Human Rights and Social Work

May 29- June 10, 2010

The School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is offering a Study Abroad based in Munich and Coburg, Germany beginning on May 29, 2010,  and ending on June 10, 2010.

This course examines human rights within a social work framework, from both European and US perspectives. Field visits and course instruction focuses on economic, social and political human rights, with an emphasis on defining human rights principles as they apply to social work.

The first location of the course will be Munich, Germany. This part of the course highlights the importance of human rights within our current environment, as contemporary human rights arose from the recent history of this part of the world. After four days in Munich, participants will travel to the small university town of Coburg, where they will be staying with German students from the University of Coburg. Together, course participants and the German students will visit a concentration camp and a town that had been divided with barriers between East and West Germany. They will also visit the city of Nuremberg, where they will explore human rights history. Participants in the course have the opportunity to explore concepts of human rights that apply to their own experiences, as well as historical events.

This course is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students and professionals interested in learning about different approaches to social problems within a human rights context.

The program fee is $2,000, not including airfare from the US to Germany. The program fee includes all necessary transportation relating to the course within Germany, accommodation, and some meals. Participants must arrange and pay for their own airfare or other transportation to Munich. Three hours of course credit is available from Southern Illinois University, which is then transferred to the participant's home university for credit. Tuition is charged in addition to the program fee. At current rates, three hours of graduate level tuition costs $984, with three hours of undergraduate tuition costing $729. This course credit Scholarships may be available for SIUC undergraduate students.

If you wish to apply for the above study abroad course in Germany, you will need to do the following:

  1. Email Saundra Cawthon at to request an application form. Saundra works with the SIUC International Programs office and handles applications for the program.
  2. Complete the application form and send it back to our International Programs office, along with a $250 deposit by check or money order. If you decide not to participate in the course after submitting the application and deposit, please let us know by March 31, 2010, and the deposit will be fully refundable. After March 31, 2010, any refund of the deposit will be at the discretion of the program.
  3. Mail the application and deposit to the address on the application form. Once SIUC receives these items, we will place you on the course list. Also, please inform Saundra whether you wish to take the course for credit. If you do, you will need to complete additional documents for payment of tuition, a cost which is in addition to the program fee of $2,000. The payment of tuition is treated separately from payment of the program fee.
  4. The initial $250 deposit will be applied toward the program fee, leaving you with a balance due of $1,750. This balance must be paid in full by the end of April, 2010. We will send you a payment schedule after you have sent in the application and initial deposit.

If you have any further questions regarding the application procedures, please contact me. Thank you for your interest in the course.

Dr. Elisabeth Reichert (
Professor of Social Work
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
(618) 687-1798

Global Health Unite For Sight: High Impact Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Unite For Sight supports eye clinics by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Volunteers work with local ophthamic nurses, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to support and assist the clinic in outreach programs that reduce barriers to health care, including financial, transportation, and education barriers. With the assistance of volunteers like you, Unite for Sight has restoreed sight to 19,549 patients and provided eyecare to 600,000. For more information contact or visit the Unite For Sight Volunteer website.


Southern Illinois University: School of Social Work

Bangladesh, South Asia

This trip will focusing exclusively on the role of microfinance to alleviate poverty, and nurture social entrepreneurship

For more information, visit the SIUC Study Abroad Website


University of Southern Mississippi: International Programs

View the list of locations the Unveristy of Southern Mississippi has to offer for Study Abroad opportunites.

Featured excursion: Caribbean Studies Program to Jamaica!

The University of Southern Mississippi invites your students to participate in the Caribbean Studies program in Jamaica.  Southern Mississippi has been teaching and learning in Jamaica since 1986, we invite your undergraduate and graduate students to join us in a variety of courses being taught in this wonderful setting.  Welcome in the New Year in the Caribbean, and learn about this fascinating island nation and its people.

For more information please visit our website:

If you have specific questions please feel free to contact:

Tim Rehner
School of Social Work
Phone: 601-266-4163

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