Global Programs

We live in an increasingly interdependent global community. With this growing connectivity and absence of geographic borders comes responsibility. Our role as social workers is to promote the mutually reinforcing goals of community development and community empowerment. We must all work collectively to strengthen the impact of social work in a global context, especially amidst the economic, political, cultural and social influences shaping contemporary societies.

The Office of Global and Community Initiatives (OGCI) is taking an innovative approach to tackling social issues faced in the social work profession, OGCI ensures students and faculty are engaged globally and locally across universities, projects and social issues. Considering that people are at the forefront of all that we do as social workers, OGCI connects scholars and researchers with like-minded opportunities for collaboration, research and joint projects that directly impact communities.
 

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Australia Certificate Program

The Australia Post-Graduate Certificate Program is designed for MSW graduates who want to gain work experience overseas and learn about social work in an international setting in the Australia.
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U.K. Certificate Program

The U.K. Post-Graduate Certificate Program is designed for MSW graduates who want to gain work experience overseas and learn about social work in an international setting in the United Kingdom.
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Germany Education and Training Program

The Education and Training Program in International Service for Migration and Refugees is designed for MSW students/graduates who want to gain experience overseas and learn about social work in an international setting in Germany.
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Research in China

This program provides innovative education and training opportunities for American and Chinese leaders in business, government, academia and nonprofits. The China Program encourages cross-national and multidisciplinary collaboration among schools within USC and beyond.
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Symposiums

In an effort to help bridge academic research with community and policy impact, the Office of Global Community Initiatives is currently working to create macro focused initiatives in two major areas: race relations in the US and issues faced by military veterans in the Pacific Rim.
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