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1 International Study Opportunities at HBSSW 2015

2 2015 Study Abroad Programs Comparative Social Policy in:  South Africa  Austria Spanish Immersion & Service Learning in  Costa Rica Field Internships in England, Austria, & Ghana

3 Social Work & Criminal Justice in Austria June 21 – July 4, 2015 Earn 6 graduate or undergraduate credits in Social Work or Criminal Justice (3 grad credits in CJ) Focus areas are substance abuse, crime, international immigration, child welfare, & social welfare policy Financial aid available – Undergrads eligible for Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant – Grads are eligible to apply for a Dean’s Scholarship or a Nothum Family Scholarship The cost of the program includes tuition, ground transportation, site visits, housing and many meals. Airfare is not included in cost. Cost in 2014 was $ $2650.

4 Austria

5 Linz

6 You could be here next summer!

7 Housing in Austria All rooms are double with shared bathroom. Students are housed in modern conference center near the city and botanical garden.

8 Visit and talk with professionals in: Prisons Youth & Family service agencies Mauthausen concentration camp

9 CJ Site Visits in Austria Police command – City of Wels Garsten Prison Prison reentry program Mauthausen Concentration Camp Prevention/Harm Reduction Center – Drugs Therapy Center for Substance Misuse SOS Menschenrechte – Asylum seekers Refugee Center – St. Georgen 9

10 Social Work Site visits in Austria Youth/Child Welfare offices Domestic Violence Intervention Center Garsten Prison Mauthausen Concentration Camp SOS Menschenrechte – Organization for Asylum seekers St. Georgen Refugee Center

11 Weekend side trips can be to: Vienna Salzburg Munich Czech Republic Prague

12 Accompanying Faculty Dr. David Pate, Social Work Dr. Tom LeBel, Criminal Justice Dr. Stan Stojkovic, Dean Office: 1117 Enderis Hall Phone: Office: 1053 Enderis Hall Phone: Office: 1095 Enderis Hall

13 South Africa! (Pretoria & Bloemfontein) July 17 - August 2, 2015 Earn 6 graduate or undergraduate credits in Social Work or Criminal Justice (3 grad credits in CJ) Focus areas include crime, domestic violence, prisons, poverty, community development, & child welfare Financial aid available – Undergrads eligible for Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant – Grads are eligible to apply for a Dean’s Scholarship or a Nothum Family Scholarship The cost of the program includes airfare, tuition, ground transportation, site visits, housing and many meals. Cost in 2014 was $3300.

14 South Africa

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16 You Could Be Here Next Summer!

17 Housing in South Africa Housed in student flats at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein. 2 single rooms per flat Kitchen & laundry facilities in each flat

18 Site visits in South Africa SW programs at UFS in Bloemfontein SW & CJ programs at University of Pretoria Child welfare & orphanage sites Child justice center Vasfontein community development center Youth detention facilities School and special needs programs Apartheid museum

19 Cultural experiences Pilansberg Nature Preserve Lesedi Cultural Village, exploring tribal villages, tribal dancing, and a South African feast Boer War Museum Visit to craft market Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

20 Accompanying Faculty Dr. Susan Rose Dr. Linda Britz Dr. Stan Stojkovic, Dean Office: 1175 Enderis Hall Office: 1095 Enderis Hall Office: 1117 Enderis Hall

21 Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica January 3 – 17, 2015 Earn 3 credits in social work or criminal justice (graduate or undergraduate). Students will attend Spanish immersion classes in the morning, and lectures and site visits in the afternoon. Students are housed with host families. Cost in 2014 was approximately $3500 (for undergrads) and included tuition, room, laundry, breakfast & supper; (airfare excluded).

22 Spanish language classes & site visits

23 Stay with host families

24 Accompanying Faculty Roberta Hanus, Clinical Associate Professor Social Work Office: 1045 Enderis Hall Phone:

25 Field Internships in Plymouth, England Two summer internships (graduate & undergraduate) are available in Plymouth, England Internships are 6 – 8 weeks and are equivalent to one semester of field. Students earn 3 – 5 credits. Focus is on substance use and mental health

26 Field Internships in Linz, Austria One summer internship (graduate or undergraduate) is available in Linz, Austria Internships are 6 – 8 weeks and are equivalent to one semester of field. Students earn 3 – 5 credits. Focus is on working with international immigrant families or individuals.

27 We will plan to place a student in Ghana for a one semester internship in the summer of This could change depending on advice of the Centers for Disease Control in relation to the Ebola virus.

28 UWM Field Faculty Jeanne Wagner, Director of Field Programs Office: 1073 Enderis Hall

29 Funding opportunities for study abroad Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant: – provides funding for UWM undergraduate students – Maximum award is $2,000, with an average award of $700. In 2014 eligible students who applied were awarded $1500 Veteran’s Benefits – students should consult with the veteran’s benefits advisor in the Department of Financial Aid Title IV-E Grant – Full time students in the BSW component in the CWTP-BSW may be able to have some of their academic costs covered

30 Scholarships opportunities for graduate students for study abroad Dean’s Scholarship for International Study – Dean Stan Stojkovic awarded three scholarships of $2000 apiece for graduate students study abroad in 2014 – students must be enrolled as full time graduate students in either Social Work or Criminal Justice and have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher Nothum Scholarship for International Studies – This privately funded scholarship made two awards of $2000 apiece for graduate study abroad in 2013 – Students must be enrolled as full time grad students in SW or CJ, have a GPA of 3.5 & evidence of financial need.

31 Fall 2014 Informational Meetings Tuesday, November 4, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, November 5, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, November 6, 12:15 – 1:15 pm Tuesday, November 11, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, November 12, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, November 13, 12:15 – 1:15 pm All information meetings will be held in Enderis 1080 Deadline for applications is March 1, 2015 Contact Professor Susan Rose for more information

32 For more information on Austria or South Africa Programs contact: Professor Susan Rose, For further information on Costa Rica Program contact: Assoc. Prof. Roberta Hanus

33 For further information on all international programs offered through UWM, contact: Sharon Gosz Center for International Education 156 Pearse Hall


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