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Alex Zimmerman, Director
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Hong Kong



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Kareen Tonsing
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Service Learning in Hong Kong

This study abroad program to Hong Kong is designed for students interested in international social work and service learning. This course involves three on-campus meetings before departing and a 10-day study abroad program to Hong Kong from July 19-30, 2017, and is based on experiential education as a model for teaching and learning. This program will offer students a global perspective and understanding of social problems, practice approaches and policies in other countries, with a specific focus on Hong Kong through site visits at different government and non-governmental social service agencies and organizations. The program departs on July 19, 2017.
Where You
Will Be
The travel study program to Hong Kong includes three on-campus meetings before departing and a 10-day study program to Hong Kong.

What You
Will learn
Students will learn about the history and development of social work practices, global social issues and global interdependence. Global issues to be discussed include poverty, child labor, adoption and resettlement of refugees and immigrants. Students will critically analyze and compare human rights issues, human relationships, global social work agendas, and strengths and limitations of initiatives and intervention in the United States and Hong Kong. The knowledge and experience gained will provide students with an understanding of international practice and policies along with the need for competency in international practice at the individual, family, group community and organizational levels.

What to
Bring

Summer clothing, good walking shoes, umbrella and rain coat, smart casual clothing for all site visits.

Requirements
  1. To register for this program, students must obtain the permission of the instructor or faculty.
  2. Students must enroll in SW395: International Social Work and Service Learning course, a 4-credit course.
  3. Students must be in good academic standing.
  4. Students must have a passport valid for 6 months at the time of travel in July 2017.


Cost
Service Learning in Hong Kong
June 19-July 30
Number of Credits4
Program Cost$1366.50 (tuition fee not included)
Meals not included10 daily breakfast, one dinner and one lunch included. Remaining meals not included.
ExcursionsOne day cultural and historical tour included.
AirfareNot included
Books and suppliesN/A
Extra costsPassport, meals (lunch and dinner) and other personal expenses
Important
Dates
To apply to this program, you need to create an account (or log in if you already have an account). Under "Program Type" select "OU Programs"; under "Program Country" select "Hong Kong SAR of China" and then click "Search" and follow the instructions"

DetailsAmountDate
1st installment of program fee due$350February 28, 2017
2nd installment of program fee due$450March 30, 2017
Final installment of program fee due$567May 15, 2017
Total program cost$1,366.50