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Global Learning

Social Work as a Global Profession

As part of NYU's Global Network University, students have several opportunities to participate in global learning programs. Through immersion in local cultures and societies, students are able to experience social work as a global profession. Silver Faculty and Field instructors developed each program to examine social policy and practice, framed by the location’s social, political, and economic issues to give students a deeper understanding of diverse cultures.

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 required for social work practice. Learn more about the Silver School’s global vision »

Up-Coming Information Sessions

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February 7, 2017 (1:00-1:50pm) Buenos Aires, Argentina: MSW Semester Program

1 Washington Square North

Room 216

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February 14, 2017 (1:00-1:50pm) Buenos Aires, Argentina: MSW Semester Program

1 Washington Square North

Room 216

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**CANCELLED** February 16, 2017 (1:00-1:50pm) Buenos Aires, Argentina: MSW Semester Program

1 Washington Square North

Room 112


intercultural conversation series


Three-part series for fall 2016

We are excited to present this joint-presentation/conversation between professionals working with in Buenos Aires and New York live with the technological capacity of NYU Global classrooms.  

Audience members in BA and NY will be able to experience this presentation together and ask questions of the presenters in both locations. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve, so please arrive on time to secure a seat.

Part 2: Housing, Policy, and Homelessness

November 3, 2016 (rescheduled from original date of October 20)
Buenos Aires                                            New York
2:00-3:00 pm                                            1:00-2:00pm
NYU Global Classroom (Borges)                  NYU Global Classroom (G13)


Lucilia Steinberg                                      Kevin Lotz, BSW, MSW, LCSW, CASAC, ACSW
Coordinadora Gestión del                          Adjunct Lecturer, NYU Silver;
Conocimiento                                           Director & Founder, Trinity Place Shelter
Subsecretaría de Hábitat e                     
Inclusión (SSHI)        
Due to scheduling, we will not be running a third part of this series this fall.  We thank all of our presenters and attendees for making the first two sessions successful.                    


Part 1: Comparing and Contrasting US and Argentine Perspectives on Work with Refugees
September 22, 2016

Buenos Aires                                                New York
2:00-3:00 pm                                                1:00-2:00 pm
NYU Buenos Aires Global classroom                NYU Silver Global classroom (G13)


Brenda L. Pereyra Cousiño, MSP                   HangYi Chen, LMSW
Doctoral Candidate in Social Sciences,            Program Social Worker,
Uniersidad de Buenos Aires;                           Bellvue/NYU Program
Coordinator of the Center of Support              for Survivors of Torture
for Refugees (ADRA Argentina, partner
with UNHRC)

MSW and Semester Programs

Single Courses

January 2017

Tel Aviv, Israel: Assessment and Treatment of Children of Substance Misusing Parents - Application closed

March (Spring Break) 2017

Washington, D.C.: Social Work and Legislative Advocacy: Developing Skills and Knowledge - Application closed

Summer 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma

Paris, France: Practice with Families: Comparative Approaches

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. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ben Sher, 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 and offers students an opportunity to become globally focused, even if they study in New York. MORE INFORMATION»

The GLO for the 2015-2016 academic year is now full and cannot accept  additional applications.

Please visit our Global Program pages for information about single courses and longer program abroad this year.

Global Program Scholarship

The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning has a limited number of scholarships available to Silver students participating in short-term Silver global programs that take place abroad (i.e., not in the U.S.).
  • January 2017 (Tel Aviv) scholarship - This application closed at 4:00 PM on Monday, November 14th. 
  • To apply for the Summer 2017 (Buenos Aires short program or Paris) scholarships, click here and complete the form.
  • To apply for the Fall 2017 (Buenos Aires semester) scholarship, click here and complete the form.

NYU Silver Students Eligible for Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

Visit the webpage for more information

NYU Passport Drive for US Citizens

APRIL 14, 2017 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

383 Lafayette Street

Need to apply for or renew a US passport for international travel? The Office of Global Services (OGS) is hosting a convenient Passport Drive for US citizens at NYU- don’t miss the chance to easily apply for or renew your passport!

Representatives from the US Department of State will be here to collect applications from US citizens for first time passports, passport renewals and passport cards. You can find more information about passports at


Questions?  Contact OGS at or 212-998-4242.

This event has passed for Fall 2016, however, you can always reach out to OGS for passport questions.

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