International students gather for a photo.

International Opportunities

The WSU Social Work programs offers and collaborates on a variety of social work-oriented international learning opportunities.

Many students may want to go abroad through the Study Abroad office during their sophomore year and take General Education classes. This way their social work sequencing will not be interrupted and their experiences will only enhance their learning in their junior and senior years.

Mexico Faculty-led Travel Program

This faculty-led program in Mexico focuses on social work and is called Experiencing Mexican Cultures & Mexican Social Service Systems (SOCW360/361). Each year one or two short-term (1-3 week) social work travel study opportunities in Mexico are offered that provide students from 3-6 credits. No Spanish speaking ability is required.

Social Work in a Latin American Context

Students with some Spanish skills and interest in a semester-long experience in Mexico may be able to participate in study abroad programs during the spring semester of their junior year.

Great Britain and Bangladesh

Other experiences offered by the social work department have been to places such as Great Britain and Bangladesh. Students should check with their advisor to learn more about these programs early in their college experience.