The School of Social Work will again be offering a study abroad course in Calabria, Italy this summer titled Social Work in a globalizing world: Voices and experiences from four continents. The course includes a week in Calabria (May 26th through May 31st, returning June 1st). Classroom seminars will include students from Milan, Calabria and Russia in addition to Loyola students. Specifics of the course are pending but students should anticipate that there will be readings and assignment both before and following the trip. In addition to classroom seminars, week field visits, and meeting students and faculty from a number of different countries including Italy, Russia, South Africa and India have been included during the week.
Students will stay in a residence hall at the University of Calabria. The University of Calabria, situated in Southern Italy (in Calabria near the town of Cosenza, about 500 km South of Rome), is a public institution established in 1972. The University of Calabria is a medium-sized university with about 36,000 students. Since its very beginning the University of Calabria has clearly set out the strategies for the development of its international dimension.
Dr. John Orwat will be leading the trip and teaching the course associated with this study abroad opportunity. There is a limit of 8 students who can attend this program. Details about the costs beyond tuition and the instructor will be available shortly, but we wanted you to know about this course before registration in case you are interested.
An information session for interested students will take place on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH FROM 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. in the Corboy Law Center, Room 306. If you are unable to attend that meeting, you can email either Dr. Orwat (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Grossman (email@example.com) to indicate your interest. Please submit completed applications to Dr. John Orwat (firstname.lastname@example.org). He will confirm receipt within 24 hours.
If you are a MSW student, you should register for SOWK 634 (3 credits) if you want to participate which counts as an elective.
Interested BSW students should register for an independent study (SOWK 360 -3 credit hours).
DATES OF TRIP
May 26th through May 31st (returning June 1st)
University of Calabria
–Class is Mon- Fri 9am -5pm
–One class before and after (TBA)
1.Tuition for course- 3 credits
–You will be billed through LOCUS as a 3 credit course - this is not included in the program fee
2.Program Fee- $500
–Include housing, some meals, course room prep
–Non-refundable, paid on time to retain seat
3.Mandatory LUC Health Insurance
–Cost is about $30 for one week coverage
–Airfare and ground transportation
–Some meals are not included
–Tours unrelated to course work is not included