Study Abroad Courses

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As part of NYU's Global Network University, students have several opportunities to participate in study abroad courses. 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
  • Policy
  • Advocacy

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 »

MSW and Semester Programs

Single Courses

January 2019

The application deadline for Puebla has been extended to November 26, 2018.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Core Concepts in Child and Adolescent Trauma - Application closed
  • Puebla, Mexico: Migration and the Trump Wall: Health and Social Welfare Issues of Latino Migrants - Application closed
  • Tel Aviv, Israel: Assessment and Treatment of Children of Substance Misusing Parents - Application closed

Spring Break 2019

The application deadline for the Spring Break course was November 18, 2018.
  • Washington, D.C.: Advanced Social Policy: Social Work and Legislative Advocacy - Application closed

Summer 2019

The application deadline for the Summer 2019 courses was February 11, 2019.
  • Paris, France: Practice with Families: Comparative Approaches - Application closed
  • Shanghai, China: Human Services and Social Work in China: Children, Youth and Child Welfare - Application open

Study Abroad Course Scholarships

The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning has a limited number of $1,000 global program scholarships are available to NYU Silver students participating in short-term Silver courses abroad (i.e., non-domestic programs).  These scholarships are intended to defray the costs of travel and enable students who may not otherwise be able to participate an opportunity to experience an NYU Silver study abroad courses.

Application Forms

January 2019 Courses
Application deadline for Buenos Aires and Puebla January 2019 courses was November 18, 2018
  • Buenos Aires Scholarship Application: Application closed.
  • Puebla Scholarship Application: Application closed.
Application deadline for Tel Aviv January 2019 course was November 13, 2018
  • Tel Aviv Scholarship Application: Application closed.
Summer 2019 Courses
Application deadline for the Shanghai Summer 2019 courses was February 11, 2019
  • Paris Scholarship Application: Application closed.
  • Shanghai Scholarship Application: Application closed.

Silver Students Eligible for Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

Visit the Gallatin Scholarly Communities website for more information.