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Global Connections

Our award-winning faculty are making a difference in today’s most pressing social issues such as substance abuse, eldercare, developmental disabilities, child welfare, mental health care, and supporting military families. And faculty, students and alumni are sharing their knowledge and experience internationally.

By building relationships with schools and organizations in other countries, we have an invaluable opportunity to learn from each other.

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Working with universities in China, Sweden and India

Opportunities are actively sought to collaborate with international peers on research and other academic activities. The School has signed “memorandums of understanding (MOUs)” with East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai; the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare at Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden; the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) in Pune, India; and the Centre for Studies in Rural Development, Institute of Social Work and Research in Ahmednagar, India, which is affiliated with the University of Pune. 



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for stories about current faculty research abroad, visiting scholars, exchange students, student projects and much more.




Click on the interactive map to discover the international work that faculty and students have done. Our School truly has a global reach!



Study Abroad Program

Previous study abroad experiences have included trips to China, Eastern Europe, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, South Africa, Mexico, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, India and Sweden, to examine social welfare issues in different societies and gain a deeper understanding of the globalization of social issues. Read more