School of Social Work

South Africa Study Abroad Trip Emotional, Inspiring

July 1, 2011

Fifteen UNC students and faculty members landed in Johannesburg, South Africa, in late May to explore a country that has experienced significant change since transitioning from an apartheid regime to a nonracial democracy. {View the photo gallery} The School of Social Work sponsored the two-week study abroad trip, which offered an emotional and educational journey through South Africa’s… Read more »

Alex Loizias in Kenya with Carolina for Kibera.

School of Social Work Collaborates with Carolina for Kibera

April 6, 2011

For 10 years, Carolina for Kibera, an international nonprofit affiliated with the UNC Center for Global Initiatives, has worked with individuals, children and families in Nairobi, Kenya, to improve their access to healthcare, education and employment. This summer, UNC faculty from the School of Social Work will team up with the organization to explore how to help Kibera’s youth… Read more »

Katherine Perry

Social Work Student Creates Photojournalism Exhibit on India

April 5, 2011

Incoming student Katharine Perry has created an online photojournalism exhibit documenting her experience in India with the UNC School of Social Work’s study abroad program. Prior to applying to the master of social work program, Perry worked for American Airlines, using the flight benefits to travel abroad and complete independent research projects related to public health and social justice… Read more »

Explore South Africa with the School of Social Work

March 14, 2011

The UNC School of Social Work is hosting a summer study abroad trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, May 21-June 1, 2011. Applications are due March 25. This course will examine social issues, development strategies, and health programs in the new South Africa. Students will participate in an International Symposium at the University of Johannesburg May… Read more »

UNC School of Social Work to Collaborate with Universities in Sweden and India

November 12, 2010

UNC School of Social Work students and faculty will soon have more opportunities to study abroad and collaborate with international peers on research and other academic activities. The School recently signed “memorandums of understanding (MOUs)” to create graduate student exchange programs with the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) in Pune, India and with the School… Read more »

Professor Sees Hope and Innovation Among Rubble in Haiti

September 16, 2010

Seven months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, recovery efforts continue, but among the remaining rubble are glimmers of hope and signs of innovation. Mat Despard, a clinical assistant professor at UNC’s School of Social Work, got a glimpse of both this summer during a volunteer trip to assist a Haitian-run organization that offers business training… Read more »

Students Spend Summer in Haiti Helping Disaster Victims

September 16, 2010

Master of Social Work students Kristen Little and Megan Key never had much doubt about where they would spend their summer vacation. From the moment a 7.0 earthquake shook and devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, the students knew they needed to help. Both recently returned from Leogane – the epicenter of the disaster – where they worked as… Read more »