Global immersion presentation (2011 2012)

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Global immersion presentation (2011 2012)

  1. 1. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Philippines Israel Europe
  2. 2. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>Three unique opportunities for social work students to gain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to social work practice in different locations and cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative perspectives on similar social issues and how they are approached differently outside of mainland United States; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New practice skills and techniques used with individuals and communities; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informed view of social support systems at both the family and societal level in Asia and Israel as well U.S. military bases in Europe; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness of major policies and social service programs in three distinct regions of the world; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four units of credit </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li> Each program is designed for a limited </li></ul><ul><li>number of graduate-level social work </li></ul><ul><li>students who are interested in: </li></ul><ul><li>creative practice, </li></ul><ul><li>cross-cultural training , and </li></ul><ul><li>client empowerment. </li></ul><ul><li> Each program is of particular value to students interested in communities and community organization, children and families, work with minorities and immigrants, group work and social </li></ul><ul><li>justice issues. </li></ul>
  4. 4. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Global Immersion in Military Culture: U.S. Forces Abroad in Germany Europe
  5. 5. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li> A unique global immersion program in </li></ul><ul><li>Europe designed to prepare students </li></ul><ul><li>to meet the critical need for culturally- </li></ul><ul><li>competent behavioral healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>providers who work with military </li></ul><ul><li>veterans. </li></ul><ul><li> A three-week interactive learning program </li></ul><ul><li>that will take place at Los Alamitos </li></ul><ul><li>Army Airfield in California and U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>military installations in Germany including Ramstein Air Base, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the U.S. Army Garrisons in Baumholder and Heidelberg. </li></ul><ul><li> An immersion experience that will not only increase students’ military fluency, but will develop their deeper understanding of systems of care in place for military personnel during deployment and the transition back home. </li></ul>
  6. 6. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>WHAT STUDENTS WILL GAIN </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify the military’s emphasis on mission readiness, support of service, honor and cohesion, and how these influence social work delivery at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. </li></ul><ul><li>• Understanding of the impact of military transitions and stressful </li></ul><ul><li>life events throughout life course of a military family. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of issues related to loss, stressors, changes, and transitions over a veteran’s life cycle as pertinent to designing interventions. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrative knowledge base related to risk and protective factors associated with deployment, military service, and other aspects of life and role transitions that service members and veterans experience </li></ul>
  7. 7. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Strasbourg, France </li></ul>Accommodations Germany
  8. 8. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>Baumholder Luxembourg Strausbourg </li></ul>Field Sites and Excursions in Europe Ramstein Air Base Landstuhl Medical Center Heidelberg
  9. 9. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Social Conflict, Empowerment and Creative Practice in Israel
  10. 10. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs  A unique program in Israel for individuals interested in Israel’s current and longstanding social conflicts and its creative problem-solving practices focused on community and client empowerment and social change.  An opportunity to explore Israel in an intensive two-week immersion visit that spans various regions, sub-cultures and communities including urban and rural, Jewish and Arabic, and immigrants.  An immersion into the social and cultural life of Israel through daily interaction with faculty and students at Tel Aviv University and others in Israel.
  11. 11. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>WHAT STUDENTS WILL GAIN </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to international social work through understanding social problems and social problem-solving in a different culture. </li></ul><ul><li>A historical, cultural and social perspective of the factors that shape Israeli society. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of empowerment theory and its application to clients in different social work settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Theoretical foundation and evidence-based practice knowledge of expressive therapies utilizing performing arts, visual arts and music with individuals, groups and communities. </li></ul><ul><li>A repertoire of expressive practice skills and techniques that can be utilized in working with various clients and communities. </li></ul>
  12. 12. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>Tel Aviv-Jaffa – Mishkenot </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Daniel Guest House </li></ul>Tel-Hai Guest House Upper Galilee Accommodations in Israel
  13. 13. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Cultural Sites and Excursions in Israel Tel Aviv-Jaffa The Galilee Jerusalem
  14. 14. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Modern Day Slavery: Combating Human Trafficking in the Philippines
  15. 15. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs  A unique cultural immersion program in the Philippines designed to increase participants' understanding of this form of modern day slavery and the global efforts underway to combat the problem.  An opportunity to take part in a three-week program will begin with pre-departure sessions on the USC campus followed by two weeks in the Philippines, where participants will be immersed in the social, cultural and political life of the country through daily interaction with faculty and students at the University of the Philippines and others.  An immersion consisting of lectures with faculty and guest speakers, discussion panels, experiential and reflective exercises, and group-based assignments. The program will also include site visits to social service, community and human rights organizations, as well as cultural excursions.
  16. 16. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>• Exposure to the diversity of the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>• Historical, cultural, religious and social perspectives of the factors </li></ul><ul><li>that shape Philippines society and promote resilience </li></ul><ul><li>• Hands-on experience in examining human trafficking in the </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>• Increased comprehensive knowledge on all aspects of trafficking: </li></ul><ul><li>child, labor and sex </li></ul><ul><li>• Understanding of trafficking from various viewpoints and </li></ul><ul><li>perspectives </li></ul>WHAT STUDENTS WILL GAIN
  17. 17. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Accommodations in the Philippines Transportation
  18. 18. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Cultural Sites and Excursions in the Philippines Subic Bay Angles City Manila Taal Lake & Volcano Rice Terraces
  19. 19. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>What are the program formats? </li></ul><ul><li> Each of the three-week programs will </li></ul><ul><li>take place in May and June 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>and will be comprised of pre-departure </li></ul><ul><li>sessions in Southern California followed </li></ul><ul><li>by two weeks at the following locations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europe May 23-26 (May 27 – June 8, 2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Israel May 24 and June 4 (June 8 – 23, 2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippines May 14-18 (June 3-17, 2012) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: The above listed dates are tentative and subject to change. </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Daily instruction will combine university faculty and guest speakers, discussion panels, and site visits to community organizations </li></ul><ul><li> Visits to cultural sites and participation in special events </li></ul><ul><li> Field excursions </li></ul>
  20. 20. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs <ul><li>Program Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition: $5,680 + Fees ( $1,420 unit x 4 units – SOWK599) </li></ul><ul><li>Program Fee: $1,950 + Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LAX to Tel Aviv (Est. $1,300 - $1,900 round-trip) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LAX to Frankfurt (Est. $900 - $1,200 round-trip) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LAX to Manila (Est. $1,200 - $1,800 round-trip) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Program Fee includes: Lodging (double room occupancy, breakfast included), local transportation, weekday lunches, cultural activities, tours, and field visits. </li></ul><ul><li>Other Fees include: Required health insurance if not enrolled in mandatory USC health insurance plan. Participants are also responsible for their own visas (if required) dinners, weekend lunches, snacks, non-program local transportation and other incidentals. </li></ul>
  21. 21. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Application Process: Application and $250.00 non-refundable deposit are due by Friday, February 24, 2012. (Checks made out to the University of Southern California.) The sooner you apply, the better chance you will have in being accepted into the program of your choice. Program fee balance is due no later than Friday, April 20, 2012 . Note: You must be enrolled in SOWK599 in order to participate on the program. Financial Aid If you are receiving financial aid, you may also be able to use it toward international study. See the School’s Financial Aid Office.
  22. 22. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs Special note for 2 nd or 3 rd year students who are scheduled to graduate in May. You will be able to take one of the three global immersion courses as your last elective. In doing so, you will be able to walk during the May commencement, but your degree will not be conferred until August 2012.
  23. 23. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs For more information on Europe Program contact: Anthony Hassan Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families USC School of Social Work 213.743.2050 ● CIR@usc.edu Dan Hester Director, International Programs USC School of Social Work MRF 202B 213.740.3939 ● [email_address]
  24. 24. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs For more information on Israel Program contact: Michal Sela-Amit Clinical Associate Professor USC School of Social Work 213.821.4402 ● mselaami @usc.edu Dan Hester Director, International Programs USC School of Social Work MRF 202B 213.740.3939 ● [email_address]
  25. 25. USC School of Social Work Global Immersion Programs For more information on the Philippines Program contact: Annalisa Enrile Clinical Associate Professor USC School of Social Work 213.821.1334 ● [email_address] Dan Hester Director, International Programs USC School of Social Work MRF 202B 213.740.3939 ● [email_address]

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