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The International Study Program will be conducted during Summer I of 2017 and will provide approximately 20 students (undergraduate) a unique opportunity to study Romanian Social Welfare system from its past to current state.

The Social Work Program is offering a study abroad opportunity during Summer I of June 2017 in Bucharest, Romania. There will an opportunity to visit the University of Bucharest (UB) and meet both Social Work Faculty and Students. Those attending the study abroad program will be able to meet students from the UB and tour the campus. Five of the Professors form the UB will meet with the students and provide a lecture on social work from a Romanian perspective. The lectures will include, but not limited to: poverty, family planning, healthcare, and high risk populations. There will be an opportunity to visit at least two, possible three, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and interact with social workers in those agencies. 

Along with the educational component of the study abroad program, there will be an opportunity to visit many historical and cultural sites in Bucharest included, but not limited to: the National Military Museum, Cismigiu Park (like Central Park in New York), various art and natural history museums. We will also visit the People’s Parliament Building, which is the second largest building in the world, only to the Pentagon. There will take a trip to the city of Brasov and while there, we will visit Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle). 

Bucharest is an old Eastern European city that was once known as the “Little Paris” and has a feel and looks similar to that of Paris today. There are many open air outdoor cafes and restaurants and most of the people of Bucharest speak English. Bucharest has old world charm and modern conveniences that make this opportunity one that is hard to pass upon.  

Program Summary

Focus: Social Work

Term: Summer I

Travel Dates: June 5 - July 6, 2017

Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 21. Students who apply early will be given first preference toward acceptance.