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EMU: Social Work International Service Learning
Bluefields, Jamaica (Outgoing Program)
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|Language of Instruction:||English||
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|Field of Study:||Social Work|
International Service Learning for Social Workers
|Course(s):||SWKE 456 or SWKE 556|
|Eligibility:||Must be a social work major and at least 18 years old. SWRK 251 is a pre-requisite to this course unless you have been admitted to the M.S.W. program.|
|Program Fee:||See budget|
This program requires a personal interview prior to being accepted. Interview rounds will take place during November.
Use your Winter Break to volunteer and complete a unique service learning experience in the rural fishing village of Bluefields, Jamaica. You'll experience the culture and food of the region while working with the local population. In addition to daily volunteer work in the local community you'll participate in several day excursions including a visit to a local plantation and ecological preserve.
- Discover YS Falls with seven waterfalls cascading into natural pools
- Conduct community surveys with local residents
- Learn about local community groups
There will be several mandatory on-campus meeting dates prior to the departure of this trip. Dates will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Professor David Manville, Claudette Braxton, the Field Coordinator and Part-time Lecturer in EMU's School of Social Work, and Caren Knight will be coordinating the service learning for students while abroad on this program.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and many EMU scholarships may be applied to the tuition and fees for this approved program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on how to use your financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of studying abroad.
Find information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad here.
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