• Graduate Student
• Worldwide Social Work placements are only open to Social Work students (generally Master's-level students, though exceptions can be made for advanced undergraduate Social Work students). Interested students should contact the School of Social Work for more information.
• Depends on site placement.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Social Work

Classroom Language

Depends on location


Housing varies depending on placement

Program Duration

Fall: dates depend on placement
Spring: dates depend on placement
Summer: generally eight weeks, but dates depend on placement

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Summer 2018  3/2/2018
Fall 2018-19  4/28/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Worldwide, Worldwide
UW Social Work Field Placement

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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 your field placements internationally should contact 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 placements in Chile, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Switzerland and Uganda.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Deepen cross-cultural understanding through field work