National Immersion Programs
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers national immersion opportunities for students to gain knowledge and insights into social work policy formation and practices in settings outside their home communities and allow them to bring back skills that will have practical application in their future service to the social work profession.
National Immersion Program Goals
- Enhance the school’s curriculum
- Demonstrate a direct connection between sites 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 nation
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.