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Global Learning

Global Learning

As part of NYU’s Global Network University, students have several opportunities to participate in global learning programs. Through immersion in local culture and society, our global learning opportunities developed by faculty provide students with the ability to examine social policy and social work practice as well as contemporary social, political, and economic issues from a global perspective while gaining a deeper understanding first hand of diverse cultures.

Areas of Focus

Through an international lens, students can focus on:

  • Advanced clinical theory
  • Community engagement
  • Health and social welfare issues
  • Social justice and social movement
  • Global mental health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma

Several study abroad options allow for language immersion and residing with local families. Through the global experience, students are encouraged to reflect on social conditions and the multicultural values, ethics, ideologies, and approaches used in social work practice.

opportunities for Undergraduates

Undergraduate students can enroll in some of the global programs housed at the Silver School—Costa Rica; Washington, DC; and Paris—and have additional options available in Ghana and Buenos Aires.

Opportunities for Alumni and Other Social Work Professionals

We invite applications to participate in global learning courses on a selected basis and at a reduced cost. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Eileen Wolkstein, Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning.


This opportunity is being offered in collaboration between the Silver School of Social Work and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research.

Current Courses

Please check back during the late summer for Fall 2015 courses.

NYU Silver Students Eligible for Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

Visit the webpage for more information

The Global Program Scholarship

The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning has a limited number of competitive scholarships available for students traveling to locations outside the U.S. for global programs.  If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please complete the following application to be considered.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need an academic motivation.  

This scholarship is intended to help students who would not otherwise be able to consider study abroad to have the opportunity to participate.

It is only available to students traveling outside of the United States for an NYU Silver global program.

All students who applied for a scholarship will be notified about their decision.  If a student is awarded a scholarship, the award will be applied directly to his/her bursar account.

The application is available here.

The deadline for all January and March courses has passed.

The deadline for all Summer courses is Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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