2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 30, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK396: International Field Experience and Seminar in Belize

3 Credit(s)
This two-week interim service learning internship provides students with an opportunity to explore the history and culture of Belize, while learning through direct service in health and human service settings. Through interdisciplinary exchange and a blend of classroom and field experiences, students are challenged to think critically about global issues in health care and social welfare. Students spend 60 hours working in health and human service settings in Belize (e.g., assisting in the building of homes for low-income families; working in soup kitchens, clinics and nursing homes; participating in outreach services to frail elderly in the community, working with incarcerated youth, assisting families impacted by HIV/AIDS and working with children in an orphanage and in various school settings). Prior to departure, students gain familiarity with the country through readings and class meetings.