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  • Locations: Basel, Switzerland; Freiburg, Germany; Mulhouse, France; Strasbourg, France
  • Program Terms: Spring - Short Term
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

SWK 710: Topics in Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy: A Four Nation Experiential Comparison (3 credits)

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This 3-credit course offers Syracuse University M.S.W. students in the School of Social Work the opportunity to study comparative social work services in a specific area of human need by visiting human service agencies in France, Germany, and Switzerland in the company of social work students from these three countries.

U.S. students participate in a one-week seminar in the Alsace/Rhine region of Europe with approximately 40 European social work students, followed by five days in Strasbourg with visits to the Council of Europe and a social work agency, debriefing and synthesis, and touring. In class sessions on the S.U. campus before leaving for Europe, students study the structure of the social welfare systems in the three countries and how each country and the U.S. address the social problem that is the focus of the year's seminar. Costs are subject to change.

To read more about the 2019 program and see photos of past groups, please click here: RECOS for 2019 Quick view.pdf


Taught in Syracuse during spring semester 2019 and Europe in May 2019. Travel will take place from May 12th - 23rd, 2019.

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In 2019, students will reside together at a retreat facility in the countryside near Freiburg, Germany. Students will make day trips to social work agencies in France, Germany, and Switzerland. The second half of the program will be based in Strasbourg, France.

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The program fee for 2019 is an estimated at $2,785. The program fee includes all conference fees and related activities, international ID card, some meals, accommodations, and all ground transportation costs once students meet up with the professor in Europe. In Strasbourg, the program fee covers a boat tour, a visit to the Council of Europe, hotels, some meals, and a guided walking tour of Strasbourg. Graduate students pay the per-credit tuition charge for this three credit class. Please note: airfare is not included in the program fee. Students purchase their tickets independently.

*Please note that there may be additional fees associated with this program if a visa is required.


For more information and to apply: Eligible students should contact Dr. Nancy Mudrick ( in order to apply. Students must complete an initial application with Dr. Mudrick before completing the Syracuse Abroad application. Enrollment is limited.

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.