This semester, Innovate@BCSW is following the experiences of four BC Social Work students who have embarked on international field education placements in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Stay tuned during the spring for ongoing updates through student-crafted blog posts, video diaries, and photography.
Global concentration graduate Skylar Chew discusses the impact of international field education.
Boston College School of Social Work is a leader in the education of global social work practitioners. The Global Practice concentration will prepare you, in both Clinical and Macro practices, to work effectively in cross-cultural settings, to address global social issues, and to work towards the improved well-being of individuals, families, and communities around the globe.
You will learn to collaborate effectively when confronting complex issues using social development and rights-based approaches. Your work will be guided by the principles of human rights, social justice, and the promotion of sustainable solutions to social problems.
Boston College School of Social Work partners with international relief and development organizations to place students in international field placements. As a Global Practice student, you may provide training and support to case managers serving refugees and asylum seekers; draft immigration policies; help develop programs to prevent trafficking of children; write grant proposals, or evaluate the impact of housing programs on women, among other activities.
Our Global Practice graduates work domestically and internationally in a range of positions that involve direct practice, program development and management, program evaluation, research, training, capacity building, and policy work.
Required courses include:
SCWK 7797 Frameworks and Tools for Global Practice
SCWK 8806 Global Policy Issues and Implications
School of Social Work
Assistant Dean of Global Programs
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