Gender, Intergenerational Relationships, and Social Work
Meet social work students from all over the world in a 2 week program inplace in Lausanne, Switzerlandat the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland · EESP · www.eesp.ch
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.
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