The UNC School of Social Work is hosting a study abroad trip to India, Dec. 26, 2010 to Jan. 8, 2011.
This Winter Study Abroad Course will examine social problems, social policies and the delivery of social services in India. There will be a special emphasis on considering world view, both American and Indian, and in thinking about how each country approaches social concerns.
Through lectures, interactions with Indian students and practitioners, and visits to governmental, non-governmental, neighborhood and community grassroots organizations in Pune and Ahmednagar, participants will deepen their understanding of societal responses to social issues such as aging, mental health and substance abuse, homelessness, commercial sex trafficking and HIV/AIDS. Lectures, discussions and field visits will provide opportunities for analysis, reflection and collective learning.
This course is open to all graduate and upper division undergraduate students, as well as practitioners, administrators, and educators in social work, public health, education, public policy, religion, medicine, and related fields who want to learn more about Indian social issues and culture. Friends and family members of participants are also welcome; however, priority will be given to students and social work educators and practitioners. There are no prerequisites for this course.
The application deadline is Oct. 1. Early applications are encouraged.