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Social Services in Isla Mujeres, Mexico (SASS 575)

3 credits or 30 CEUs

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This course is designed to familiarize participants with social service issues in Mexico. Participants will learn Spanish each morning, followed by visits to field sites and service learning projects with specific organizations. The experience challenges participants to compare Mexico with the United States, and to understand the strengths and weaknesses of social policies and social service organizations in both countries. This course acquaints participants with the historical and socio-political factors that influence the development of social services in the nongovernmental sector (private, nonprofit) and governmental sector in Mexico. The roles of the helping professions are explored via agency visits, lectures, and collaboration with Mexican professionals. The program is an intense small group experience in living, learning, traveling and studying. Programming and logistics are coordinated in Mexico by Karen Rosenberg, MSSA, LISW-S.

We invite alumni and other social work professionals to participate in our study abroad courses on a selected basis. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. David Miller.

Meet the course leader, Dr. Victor Groza

Meet the course leader, Dr. Zoë Breen Wood

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