Global Immersion Programs

The USC School of Social Work offers cross-cultural immersion opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures and models of social service in an international setting. Students may choose from a variety of programs throughout the world, including locations in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Global Immersion Program Goals

  • Enhance the school’s curriculum
  • Demonstrate a direct connection between the areas visited and the Southern California region
  • Explore changing what we do as social work practitioners
  • Provide reciprocity and student/faculty engagement with partner institutions across the globe

Each program has a specific theme connected to social work practice and/or policy and typically takes place during the summer months. Immersions are led by faculty and range in size from 20 to 25 students. Participants receive four credits per program that can be applied to units required for completion of the MSW degree.

Current Programs
Past Programs