The Social Work Department is traveling to Athens, Greece for the purpose of having an international social work experience. This supplemental field experience will enhance cultural understanding and give an opportunity that students will never forget. While enjoying the beauty of Greece and witnessing unique aspects of the Greek culture, the team will visit with local organizations to learn about their work serving at-risk populations, including refugees and immigrants. Participants will engage in discussions regarding diversity, cultural differences, family dynamics, cultural norms, economic factors, spiritual considerations, and other complex contributors to the issues that pertain to the groups we will be working with. Cross-cultural communication and language barriers will also be facets of our processing. Students will be challenged with the complex issues of people leaving their countries of origin and will be encouraged to recognize the importance of self-care for individuals working with these populations. The group is hosted by the Greek Bible College, located slightly outside of the city in Pikermi, where students stay in the dormitories and enjoy many delicious meals. Excursions include tours to the Acropolis museum, the Parthenon, Mars Hill, Ancient Corinth, and a variety of beach destinations.
*Students attending this trip will purchase their own airfare. Airfare is not included in the price of this trip.
Date: 6/27/19 - 7/7/19
Course Options: SOWK 497 (3 Credits) and SOWK 439 (3 Credits)
Price: $1,450 - $1,600