Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work

Study Abroad

Winthrop University provides a variety of enriching opportunities for students to study abroad on all four corners of the globe and everywhere in between. Specifically, Winthrop has study abroad programs in locations including Central America, the Southern Cone (including Argentina), Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe. Students can participate in summer, semester, or full academic year programs abroad, and tailor their experience to their specific academic goals and personal interests. Additionally, Winthrop has created clear connections between studying abroad and the curriculum we offer our students.

Semester-Long Study Abroad

Becoming a ˜global citizen' in an increasingly interconnected world is essential in being an effective social worker. Not only does it allow students to be more culturally competent, but it helps them to analyze issues at a global level. To help social work students develop such skills the Department of Social Work offers study abroad opportunities for social work course credit. The Department also has degree completion plans which allow for a semester long study abroad.   

     Sample Semester-Long Study Abroad Plan for BSW Majors (pdf 193 KB)

Faculty-Led Programs

The department also offers faculty-led study abroad programs.   These programs are short-term, ranging generally from one to two weeks, and can be offered any time during the school year. Short-term programs tend to be more tailored around specific subject areas.   This gives the students an opportunity to gain knowledge of issues or concepts within an international setting.   Students can earn 1 to 3 credit hours on these short-term trips.   While these programs benefit the students, they also contribute to faculty development, and increase the visibility of Winthrop University, internationally. Social work faculty members have led short-term study abroad trips to Nicaragua, St. Vincent, and Japan .   Please contact the department to learn of any upcoming study abroad opportunities.  

Allison Gibson, Assistant Professor of Social Work, and Miranda Knight, Assistant Dean of Students, will be leading a study abroad trip to Japan on May 4 - 14, 2017. 

Monique Constance-Huggins, an Assistant Professor, will be leading a study abroad trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines July 13th to July 20th, 2024. (3.3m pdf).


For more information about Study Abroad opportunities, please visit the  website for the International Center .