May 28 - June 7, 2013
January 4 - January 12, 2014
The School of Social Work at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is offering a Study Abroad based in Munich, Germany beginning on May 28, 2013 ending on June 7, 2013 and on January 4 ending on January 12, 2014.
This course examines human rights within a social work framework, from both European and US perspectives. Field visits and course instruction focuses on political and social human rights, with an emphasis on defining human rights principles as they apply to social work.
The location of Munich, Germany highlights the importance of human rights within our current environment, as contemporary human rights arose from the history of this part of the world. Participants in the course have the opportunity to explore concepts of human rights that apply to their own experiences, as well as historical events. This course is ideal for undergraduate or graduate students and professionals interested in learning about different approaches to social problems within a human rights context.
The estimated program fee is $1,500, not including airfare from the US to Germany. The program fee includes all necessary transportation relating to the course within Germany, accommodation, and some meals. Three hours of course credit is available from Southern Illinois University, with tuition charged in addition to the program fee. At current rates, three hours of tuition at SIU costs about $900. However, participants outside SIU are not required to take the course for credit. Scholarships are available for SIUC undergraduate students.
Dr. Elisabeth Reichert, Professor of Social Work at SIUC and author of several books and articles on human rights, will conduct the course. For further details, please contact Dr. Reichert by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her by telephone at 618 687-1798.
If you wish to apply for the above study abroad course in Germany, you will need to do the following:
1. Email Saundra Cawthon at email@example.com to request an application form. Saundra works with the SIUC International Programs office and handles applications for the program.
2. Complete the application form and send it back to our International Programs office, along with a $250 deposit by check or money order. If you decide not to participate in the course after submitting the application and deposit, please let us know within two months before the course begins, and the deposit will be fully refundable. Otherwise, any refund of the deposit will be at the discretion of the program.
3. Mail the application and deposit to the address on the application form. Once SIUC receives these items, we will place you on the course list. Also, please inform Saundra whether you wish to take the course for credit. If you do, you will need to complete additional documents for payment of tuition, a cost which is in addition to the program fee of $1,500. The payment of tuition is treated separately from payment of the program fee.
4. The initial $250 deposit will be applied toward the program fee, leaving you with a balance due of $1,250. We will send you a schedule within which to complete payment of the program fee after you have sent in the application and initial deposit.
The process is not difficult, but if you have any further questions regarding the application procedures, please contact me. Thank you for your interest in the course.
Dr. Elisabeth Reichert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Professor of Social Work
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale