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