UMB and the School of Social Work share a strong and growing focus on global educational experiences. The SSW offers courses that include international travel and an international field placement program. We are excited that student travel will has resumed.

Learn more about UMB interprofessional courses and funding opportunities through the Center for Global Engagement.

SSW Courses with International Travel

Each year, the SSW typically offers one or more specialized courses that include campus classes and short-term travel to another  country. Recent courses have focused on social justice, health research, and comparative social work practice with concomitant travel to India and Israel.

SW International Field Placement Program (IFPP)

International Advanced field placements are offered in London, UK and Cochin, India. Students live on campus at the partnering university and take MSW courses in the social work department there. Field placements are arranged in local agencies based upon the students’ concentrations.

In both locations, students are in residence for five to six months and complete 18 credits towards their advanced curriculum including their complete Advanced field practicum requirement. These placements begin in summer and extend through the fall semester. Interested students complete an application and interview as part of the selection process, followed by preparation and teambuilding activities.

For more information about IFPP, contact: 

Caroline Long, PhD, MSW

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