Costa Rica - International Social Work
- SWK 459
July 23, 2014 - August 5, 2014
This course focuses on social policies and cultural values to women and childen, especially those that impact social policy. The core component of the course is a comparison of social policies and programs of Costa Rica, focusing on women and children, with those in the United States. The course will incorporate the impact of policies on undocumented immigrants (primarily Nicaraguans) in Costa Rica with the other policies in the United States and the impact, both past and present, on Native Americans and other minorities.
The central focus of the course is experiential learning in the form of a trip to Costa Rica during the May intersession that incorporates home stays, lectures by local providers, social workers and university personnel, along with community service.View Larger Map
$2,400 - Includes air travel, transportation, lodging, breakfast and dinners, celebration meal, field trips and health insurance. Does not include tuition fees.
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