Studying abroad gives social work majors the unique opportunity to see human diversity and the diversity of lifestyle on a personal level; understanding another cultural perspective can help a future social worker to analyze specific behaviors and interpret and make comparisons between social institutions. Immersion in another culture can give social work students a deeper educational background on identity, lifestyle, and behavior in order to empower people and affect change at personal and societal levels.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

JMU offers many programs specifically geared towards Social Work majors such as:

JMU Summer in Ghana and Internship - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

Flinders University (Australia) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

Malmö University (Sweden) - Fall, Spring, or Full Academic Year

External Programs

Human Rights, Crime, and Journalism in Dublin - CAPA - Ireland

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch - AIFS Study Abroad - South Africa

Service Learning in Santiago - CIEE - Dominican Republic

Liberal Arts and Sciences in Barcelona - CEA Study Abroad - Spain

University of Otago - TEAN - New Zealand

Other Related JMU Programs

Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy - Summer

Madison Camp-Kenya: Interdisciplinary Education Abroad - Summer

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