International Opportunities

The Department continues to seek new arrangements and affiliations that support our commitment to including an international focus in our curriculum. Here are some examples of global experiences Social Work students have had the opportunity to be part of: 

  • Helsinki Polytechnic Institute, Helsinki, Finland 
    • The Department maintains an exchange relationship with Helsinki Metropolia University, where students from both programs may study for a semester or a year in the other country. Helsinki Metropolia offers an English-language social work program with course work that substitutes for Minnesota State Mankato requirements. Students pay their normal tuition at their home institution, and can take courses that are applicable to their major. In this case, our students are responsible for airfare, but most other costs are similar to expenses associated with attendance at Minnesota State Mankato. For further information, contact Dr. Debra Gohagan.
  • Social Development and Direct Practice in South Africa 
  • Northern Ireland Summer Intensive Study Program and Northern Ireland Fall Semester Internship Program at Queen's University, Belfast 

Other International Study Opportunities
As other international opportunities become available for travel and/or study, the department will notify students through the Social Work Department Listserv.

Center for Global Engagement
For more information about other study abroad activities and for assistance in completing the application with the process, please visit the Center for Global Engagement.