Thursday, June 30, 2011

NASW Social Work Delegation Oct. 15-24, 2011

Consider an investment in your career that will generate lifelong returns. Travel to Brazil with executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and President of the NASW Foundation Elizabeth J. Clark in October 2011 as a member of the People to People Social Work Delegation.
You could benefit from nearly 50 years of People to People exchanges as you:
  • Build lasting partnerships with your peers overseas through formal meetings, discussion sessions, and site visits
  • Deepen your understanding of your profession and enhance your value to your organization by networking internationally while earning continuing-education credits
  • Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and take in iconic sights
  • Make a global impact—not only advancing your field, but also gaining international perspectives
Across nations, there may be similarities in social problems, but the focus of concern can differ within borders and within cultures. Competency in social work today requires an understanding of the global context of human rights and social justice. Take this opportunity to explore international social work by traveling to Brazil with NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark October 15-24, 2011 as a member of the People to People Social Work Delegation.

Build lasting partnerships with your peers overseas, network internationally while earning continuing education credits, enjoy immersive cultural experiences, and make a global impact. This delegation will specifically focus on the following topics of discussion throughout the trip:
  • Rights of women
  • Racial inequality
  • Crime and prisoner reentry
  • Services for the aging
  • Structure of social work practice in Brazil
  • Violence against street children
Delegation Member Cost: $5,995.00

  • International airfare from a domestic gateway city
  • Accommodations in four- to five-star hotels
  • Admission to all activities specified in the itinerary for delegates or guests
  • Most meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • All in-country transportation for the group
  • Fees for all group services, including tips and taxes
  • Continuing-education credit, where applicable
  • Pre-travel materials to aid in your preparation
  • 24-hour support from the program office
It's good to see NASW finally branching out to some international social work and this sounds like an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded professional workers. Plus you are lead by the ED of NASW! 


  1. Hello,

    My name is Anish Neupane, and I am the Director of Volunteer Nepal National Group (VolNepal) which is a non-profit organization in Nepal. VolNepal was founded in 2000 and registered with the Chief District Administration Office and the Social Welfare Council, in Kathmandu in 2004.

    Our organization was created to implement new initiatives and platforms that could better answer the need for communication between volunteers and community groups with NGOs operating both locally and internationally.

    VolNepal currently works to assist and improve the welfare of the underprivileged in our society. Our work includes community rural sustainability development, education and capacity building, teaching, technology, literacy, economically self-sustaining activities, women,children and gender issues.

    We would like for you to consider partnering with us, since our goals appear to be convergent and the co-operation will, in our opinion, be mutually beneficial. We would like to running some Climate Change program in Nepal in near future.

    We provide volunteer opportunities in the following areas :

    1 Teaching in a school
    2 Pre Medical Interns
    3 Working in Orphanages
    4 Working with Women
    5. Awareness and capacity Development
    6. Environment

    For more info please log on:


    Anish Neupane

    Skype: Volnepal

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