Monday, February 28, 2011

Fly for Good

Often, even when you find an affordable abroad program, the flights are not included. Then suddenly your "great deal" ends up adding up...

Here is a great website for those flying somewhere for a good cause!

Happy Flying :) 

Summer University in Social Work SWITZERLAND

June 20- July 1st, 2011

Gender, Intergenerational Relationships, and Social Work

Meet social work students from all over the world in a 2 week program in place in Lausanne, Switzerland at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland · EESP ·

This program occurs every two years, the gap years are used for professors to travel and introduce the program and lecture on topics related to the theme of the upcoming year. 


Conferences, lectures, workshops in small groups, visits of social facilities and institutions, cultural and social events are on the program of the Summer University ; these various activities offera unique opportunity to address social work issues and to identify similarities and differences with the participants’ own national orregional contexts.
  • Conferences and lectures will provide the chance to hear internationally renowned specialists from the social work, social sciences and humanities faculties in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, United States,…
  • Workshops organized for small groups, with methodological support, will enable students to work on an original social work project linked to gender and intergenerational relationships issues. Projects will be presented in plenary session on the lastday of the Summer University.
  • Field visits to social work services and structures will help students understand how social workers deal with concrete issues of intergenerational relationships and gender.
  • Social evenings and other informal events will facilitate socialization between students and faculty.
Switzerland, a multilingual and multicultural country in the heart of Europe, is ideally situated to host this Summer University in social work.
Taught in English and French (with translating avail.) 

Registration Deadline: MARCH 15th, 2011

I heard about this program from MSW students from who went 2009- it sounded like intense but rewarding work and a great experience of an international perspective on social work and social issues. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Travel Study

do your outside course another country! It's possible.

Each UC school has their own unique programs during the summer, but any UC student can participate in any campus program and get UC credit. Programs/countries vary every year.

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UC Santa Barbara -

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Welcome to the International Social Welfare Caucus at University of California, Los Angeles.

The purpose of this blog is to be a place and space for members, students, faculty, alumni, professionals in the field, nonprofits, and visitors to post and find international social work opportunities and information.

Find links to

  • study abroad opportunities
  • field placements
  • fellowships
  • volunteer opportunities
  • travel links
  • international and domestic nonprofits that are doing great work addressing international issues. 
All entries will be "labeled" as accurately as possible to make it easier for you to find something specific that you are looking for. 

Please feel free to post comments and post opportunities that you have found. Eventually, we hope that people will share and review their experiences with volunteer organizations and share tips/ advice to other readers.

*ISWC does not directly endorse any programs posted on this platform, please do your research to ensure the program is a good match with your goals, values, and expectations. 

*we ask that you show respect in your words to the Caucus, fellow readers, commenters, organizations, and countries/cultures/religions/governments/races/ethnic groups/genders/ orientations that may be discussed. Thank you.

~ International Social Welfare Caucus at UCLA, Luskin School of Public Affairs