Social Work in a Global Context

From campus Intercultural Dialogues to study abroad trips, the UM-Flint Social Work Department supports a variety of internationally-focused learning opportunities for students to gain a broad perspective of the role of social work within a global context.

International Activities

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Shadowing Social Worker in Haiti Impacts UM-Flint Students

Social work students gained a first-hand perspective of rural Haitian life and learned more about the needs of the people who live there.

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UM-Flint Social Work Welcomes South African Visiting Scholar

The UM-Flint Social Work Department’s "Intercultural Dialogues" event on January 13 features Nenekazi Melody Gxashe, a South African scholar who specializes in social development and generalist practice.

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UM-Flint Students Depart for South Africa Study Abroad Trip

Social Work chair Otrude Moyo, Ph.D. led an interdisciplinary group of UM-Flint students to South Africa. Students engaged in many opportunities to interact with African children and their families.