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MAY TERM ABROAD: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND SOCIAL CHANGE: A CRITICAL INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

 

This course explores the historical and contemporary contexts of the British welfare state, social work practice, and institutional efforts to address social injustice. Through cultural immersion, students develop critical self-awareness, deepen their understanding of how the U.K. and the U.S. address pressing social issues, and heighten their awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and actions of global citizenship in an increasingly global society. By listening to and engaging with local communities, students consider the social frameworks within which people live to appreciate the moral and ethical complexities of privilege, inequity, and social justice issues. With London as our classroom, this interdisciplinary course emphasizes learning through field visits, seminars, and lively discussions.

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Sponsored by School of Social Work

Course(s)

  • S W 360K / S W 497M / WGS 441F - Roots of Social and Economic Justice: An International Perspective and
    L A 119 - International Learning Seminar

Academic Information

Students earn 4 hours of in-residence credit upon successful completion of the program. Courses must be taken for a grade and are factored into GPA. The May Term course (3 hours) carries a Global Cultures Flag. Students will also take a one hour course during the Spring Term in preparation for departure.

Faculty

The program course is by Steve Hicks School of Social Work Professor Lauren Gulbas. Dr. Gulbas has led the London program for several years and is excited to return to London in 2023.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students live in vetted homestays in London. A shared room is standard. There is typically two students per homestay. Continental breakfast is included in the homestay, as well as weekly laundry service and wifi.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 Program fee: $5315. Program fee includes housing, some meals and activities, local transportation and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance and personal expenses. **2023 Program Information Pending**

Dates:

- May Term
  • Program: May 8, 2023 to May 31, 2023
  • Instructional: May 8, 2023 to May 31, 2023
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2022

Application Code

355012

Program Coordinator

Phoebe Scott

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Next Step

Info sessions held on Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Oct. 24, 5-6pm, on Zoom (https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94781752582). Recorded info session is linked above. Contact Program Coordinator Phoebe Scott at phoebe.scott@austin.utexas.edu with questions.

Program information above is subject to change