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The Worldwide Social Work program is coordinated through the School of Social Work. Master's level Social Work students who are interested in doing their field placements internationally should contact Professor Susan Kidd Webster in the School of Social Work for information on international field placements. Social Work students completing international field placements will work full-time and placements are generally offered during the Spring and summer sessions (Fall placements may be possible, but you generally need to be on-campus for required coursework in the Fall). The School of Social Work has a number of already established relationships for field placements internationally. Past students have done field work placements in Chile, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Switzerland and Uganda.
The city varies with field experience location. Past students have been placed in Chile, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Switzerland and Uganda.
Getting to Your Program
You are responsible for arranging round-trip transportation to your placement site in coordination with your site supervisor.
A visa may be required depending on location. U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program. You will apply for your own visa. IAP will provide you with visa information.
OrientationIAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
On-site orientation may be offered by the placement site staff.
HousingYou need to arrange your own housing for your field placement. You may be able to work with your on-site coordinators to help you arrange housing.
Excursions and Activities
Since all field experiences are unique, the nature and extent of excursions varies with each placement. Previous participants have often taken advantage of their new surroundings by visiting neighboring cities and countries in their free time.
You will be enrolled in the UW System required health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
You will have an on-site supervisor. This supervisor is usually an employee of the agency or organization for which you are working.
Returned Student Network
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