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International Students

International students are an important and active collective at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Silver students come from over 25 countries, bringing their varied experiences into classrooms and social service agencies in New York City.


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International Student Program Curriculum

International students admitted to the Two Year Program will follow the International Student Program Curriculum. Please see the curriculum guide below.

International students who are not following the International Student Program Curriculum should review the appropriate curriculum guide for their specific program.



  • Introduction to Social Work Education &  Practice in the United States (3)
  • Social Welfare Programs & Policies I (3)
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)
  • Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege (3)


  • Social Work Practice I (4)
  • Field Instruction I (4)
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (3)
  • Social Work Research I (3)


  • Social Work Practice II (3)
  • Field Instruction II (4)
  • Clinical Practice with Groups (3)
  • Social Work Practice III (3)
  • Field Instruction III (4)
  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment III (3)
  • Social Work Research II (3)
  • Elective (3)


  • Social Work Practice IV (3)
  • Field Instruction IV (4)
  • Advanced Social Policy (3)
  • Elective (3)

PLEASE NOTE: International students following the International Student Program Curriculum will remain in Field Instruction during their first summer semester. Students are expected to complete all Field Instruction hours and responsibilities and should arrange their travel plans accordingly.  

Coming from Abroad


International students at the School of Social Work have access to numerous support services and University-wide resources.

NYU Silver Liaison

Sarah Willyard, International Student Advisor
561 Laguardia Place, Floor 1
New York, NY US 10012
(212) 998-4706

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