International Field Placements
Dominican University is one of the first School of Social Work programs in the nation to offer a globally focused, relationship-centered concentration in its Master of Social Work program.
The purpose of the 10-week international field placement is to provide students with an opportunity to experience social work practice in a different national and cultural context thus increasing their skills in critically reflexive, anti-oppressive, and human rights practice. The international field placement is intended to increase a student's knowledge and understanding of how service users are impacted by local and global events providing real world, hands-on training that addresses social needs in collaboration with service users and communities. Below are examples of where students have gone in the past; however, faculty will work with students directly to secure an international field placement.
Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Urban and Rural project
Capetown, South Africa
Feedback Food Redistribution
Pretoria, South Africa
Universidad Estatal de Milagro
West Bengal, India
Amar Kutir Society for Rural Development
Elmhirst Institute of Community Studies
The Cisarua Learning Center