This course examines human rights within a social work framework from a European perspective. The European focus is on Germany, although discussion about Europe generally is also an important part of the course. The course provides students with an introduction to economic and political human rights in Europe, with a United States perspective integrated into the instruction. Field visits and course instruction illustrate human rights principles as they apply to social work. The location of Munich adds essential context to the study of human rights, as contemporary human rights arose from the history in this part of the world. Participants have the opportunity to explore human rights that apply to their own experiences, as well as historical events. This course is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students in social work, but would also be suitable for students and non-students interested in a general, cross-cultural introduction to human rights. REGISTRATION FOR AT LEAST 3 CREDIT HOURS MANDATORY FOR THE COURSE!
Munich, Germany and St. Gallen, Switzerland.
May 23, 2018-June 03, 2018
Field visits to social service agencies in Munich and Switzerland. The subjects of these visits usually include HIV-AIDS, street social work, crisis intervention, refugees, and other social issues. The course this session will also include a visit to a Swiss harm reduction center that covers treatment for heroin addiction.
Visit to Dachau Memorial Site.
Excursions to Salzburg and Nuremberg
Students need to examine the particular syllabus for the course they select for specific information as to course content. This syllabus is available on the website noted below about three weeks before the course occurs.
The course this session will also include a visit to a Swiss harm reduction center that covers treatment for heroin addiction.
SOCW 478A International Social Work- 3 credit hours. This course is an elective.
SOCW 578 International Social Work - 3 credits. Graduate credit
SIU credits can be transferred to home university
To access the course's syllabus click the following link: Global Seminar Syllabus--May 2018.docx
Open to all disciplines.
Students who are not already enrolled at SIU must be admitted to SIU in order to receive transfer credit (this is not the normal application process, but an abbreviated process which is much easier than the full admission)
No language or other prerequisites.
The course provides students with an introduction to economic and political human rights in Europe, with a United States perspective integrated into the instruction. Field visits and course instruction illustrate human rights principles as they apply to social work.
Faculty and Contact Information
The program is directed by Elisabeth Reichert, MSW, Ph.D, Professor, School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Contact Information: email@example.com or 618-453-2243
Number of Participants
Varies but usually between 10 and 15
Program Charge and Payment Plan
May, 2018 program charge is $1,650.00
The program charge includes the following:
All necessary transportation relating to the course (e.g., field visits) within Germany and Switzerland
SIU Study Abroad insurance
The Program Charge does not include SIU tuition. Students are required to register for 3 credit hours or more. Tuition at SIU is approximately $315 per credit hour for undergraduate students, and $460 for graduate students. The tuition rate is charged at the in-state rate for students coming from universities other than SIU. You can find your exact cost here.
Airfare from the U.S. to Germany (and return). Students must arrange their own airfare/transportation to Munich. Airfare can average around $1,000-$1,400 from the Midwest, although your cost will vary depending on your departure city and date purchased
Personal expenses are also additional to the program charge.
Installment 1 - $150 non-refundable deposit is due with the application and payable by check or money order to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall. (This $150 is included in the Program Charge)
Installment 2 - $1,000 is due by March 1, 2018 or with application and payable by check or money order to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall.
*Installment 3 - $500 is due by April 1, 2018 and payable by check or money order to SIUC at the Study Abroad Office located in Woody Hall or billed to your Bursar bill.
*SIU Students may request the final installment to be placed on their Bursar bill. It will be billed to the Spring statement dated April 15 or if you wish to defer it to the summer statement May 15 a "Request to Defer Payment" form available in the Study Abroad Office in Woody Hall and will need to be filled out by the Financial Aid Office.
Financial aid is available for SIU Carbondale students and may also be available for non-SIU students through their home university. Financial aid requires full-time registration and other conditions. You should consult with the Financial Aid Office to get an estimate of what you might have available. Programs that take place after the end of the Fall Semester/commencement are considered as Spring Semester Programs. Programs that take place after the end of the Spring Semester/commencement are considered Fall Semester Programs.
Study abroad has scholarships that are available for SIU undergraduate students. You can apply for those here “Salukis Abroad Scholarship”.
Accommodation is in a hotel, centrally located in the city of Munich.
Participants must arrange their own transportation from the United States to Munich. The program then covers all transportation related to course activities, include an excursion to Salzburg, Austria.
Participants also receive a metro pass for Munich, which can be used for personal trips around Munich, as well as field visits.
The following cancellation policies apply to all programs with the exceptions noted:
90+ Days before departure - $50 application charge plus any non-refundable charges
60+ Days before departure - $100 plus any non-refundable charges
30+ Days before departure - $$150 plus any non-refundable charges
Up to day of departure - $200 plus any non-refundable charges
After departure – No Refunds
Please contact Study Abroad Programs immediately if you are unable to participate in the program. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify Study Abroad Programs as well as the instructor about withdrawing. This must be done in writing (e-mail is acceptable) as well as logging in to “MyStudyAbroad” and withdrawing yourself under the “Status” tab. You will be considered as a continuing participant until you notify us. If you need to withdraw, it is in your best interest to withdraw as soon as possible and to verify that we have received your written notice.
Application Deadline and Procedure
We have extended the application deadline to March 31, 2018 although earlier application is advised. We cannot guarantee that space will still be available by this time. If applying after the original March 1, 2018 deadline you will need to pay installment 2 of $1,000 at the time of application.
To apply, click on “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of the program description and log in using your SIU network ID.
Please contact Study Abroad Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-453-7670 for assistance.
Program web site: http://ehs.siu.edu/socialwork/study-abroad/germany/index.php