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MAYMESTER: 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 467M / WGS 441 / S W 497M - London: Roots of Social and Economic Justice

Academic Information

Students earn 4 hours of in-residence credit upon successful completion of the program. Course must be taken for a grade and are factored into GPA. This course carries a Global Cultures Flag.

Faculty

The program course is co-taught by Steve Hicks School of Social Work Professors Barbara Anderson and Lauren Gulbas. They both have led the London program for several years and are excited to return to London in 2022.

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.

Dates:

- Maymester
  • Program: May 23, 2022 to June 18, 2022
  • Instructional: May 23, 2022 to June 18, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2021

Application Code

355012

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Next Step

Application deadline for 2022 program is November 15, 2021. For questions contact program coordinator Tim Myers at tmyers@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change