Social Work in a Global Context

From campus Intercultural Dialogues to study abroad trips, the UM-Flint Social Work Department supports a variety of internationally-focused learning opportunities for students to gain a broad perspective of the role of social work within a global context.

International Activities

South Africa Study Abroad 2018

Study Abroad and Community-Based Learning in South Africa

The social work department has consistently participated in UM-Flint faculty led study abroad courses. In July 2018, social work students were led by Dr. Otrude Moyo, department chair, on a 3 week course Rethinking Social Development in South Africa

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    Shadowing Social Worker in Haiti Impacts UM-Flint Students

    Social work students gained a first-hand perspective of rural Haitian life and learned more about the needs of the people who live there.

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    UM-Flint Social Work Welcomes South African Visiting Scholar

    The UM-Flint Social Work Department’s "Intercultural Dialogues" event on January 13 features Nenekazi Melody Gxashe, a South African scholar who specializes in social development and generalist practice.

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    UM-Flint Students Depart for South Africa Study Abroad Trip

    Social Work chair Otrude Moyo, Ph.D. led an interdisciplinary group of UM-Flint students to South Africa. Students engaged in many opportunities to interact with African children and their families.