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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:

Advanced Social WorkSWK 710: Topics in Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy: A Four Nation Experiential Comparison

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 2016 program and see photos of past groups, please click here: SWK 710 2016.pdf


Taught in Syracuse during spring semester 2017 and Europe in May 2017. Travel will take place from May 13th - 25th, 2017.  

Travel Sites
In 2017, students will reside together at a conference facility in Schloss Beuggen outside of Rheinfelden, Germany, and make day trips to social work agencies in France, Germany, and Switzerland. The second half of the program will be based in Strasbourg, France.

Advanced Social Work 3Costs
The program fee is TBD. The program fee includes all conference fees and related activities, international ID card, most meals, and train travel, as well as conference accommodations. 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. Please note: airfare is not included in the program fee. Students purchase their tickets independently.

For more information: Please contact Dr. Nancy Mudrick ( for more information on the program or for permission to enroll. Enrollment is limited.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.