In this time of globalization, Cleveland is looking for its strengths and for potential for development. One of our greatest strengths is our population of immigrants. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS) of Case Western Reserve University is helping to build cultural competency of social workers working in Cleveland’s diverse social environment. We are happy to announce that MSASS has added workshops and classes concerning Poland to its international curriculum this year.
Travel to Poland, Spring, 2012
Mandel School offers travel-abroad courses for college students and health and human service professionals, during spring break
Cleveland, OH—Take an educational holiday overseas in March 2012 during Spring Break and engage in cross-cultural studies of social policies and practices for health and human services. Several three-credit travel courses for Case Western Reserve University students are open to students at other colleges and universities and to working professionals in health and human services. (CEUs may be offered).
Arrangements can be made for credits to be offered as independent study with permission from home college/university.
This trip is led and taught by experienced instructors and faculty from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (school of social work) at Case Western Reserve, who travel with and lodge at the same location as students. Each trip is also designed around a course syllabus and assignments that promote interaction with policymakers and direct-service providers in the country being visited.
MORE INFO & REGISTRATION
Direct all questions about all trips to the following:
Debby Jacobson, PhD, assistant professor & director of International Programs, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Deadlines posted on the Mandel School web site are for students of Case Western Reserve University only. Inquire with Dr. Jacobson about updated deadlines. Trip rosters must be finalized by the end of January 2012, so register today to reserve your place.
Dr. Jacobson reminds everyone who is interested in these travel-abroad courses that the U.S. Passport application and renewal process may take longer than expected. Begin the process today online.
Course Title: Invisible Groups in a New Poland (SASS 575/375)
Student will visit Berlin and Poznan. Lectures at the University of Poznan.
Travel: March 9-18, 2012
Saturday Seminars: February 4 & 18; April 28
Instructors: Kathleen Farkas, PhD, associate professor of social work at the Mandel School & Richard Romaniuk, PhD, MSSA (’98), adjunct instructor at the Mandel School and supervisory social worker at the Cleveland VA Medical Center
Travel Fee*: $2,950 ($250 non-refundable due with application)
Travel fee covers the following:
In-country travel (e.g., trains, trams, trolleys, buses)
Double-occupancy hotel rooms
Visits to service organizations, agencies
Students of Case Western Reserve pay for their travel-abroad course credits via the regular course-registration process.
Students from other colleges and universities and non-students (e.g., health and human service professionals) pay a professional-development fee of $400 in place of course-credit fees.
Adapted from article written by Paul M. Kubek, Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University