Global Immersion Programs
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers cross-cultural immersion opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures and models of social service in an international setting. During the 2019 academic year, students may choose from immersion opportunities in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.
Global Immersion Program Goals
- Enhance the school’s curriculum
- Demonstrate a direct connection between the areas visited and students home communities
- Explore changing what we do as social work practitioners
- Provide reciprocity and student/faculty engagement with partner institutions across the globe
Each program has a specific theme connected to social work practice and/or policy and takes place during the spring semester with travel to the program location during the spring break in March. Each immersion is faculty led and range in size from 20 to 25 students. Participants receive three elective credits upon successful completion of the immersion course requirements applied toward their MSW degree.