This course will provide an opportunity for social work students to explore issues of globalization, immigration, state response to social service needs, and privatization of welfare in Norway and Denmark. This is directly in sync with the University's mission of nurturing global prerogatives and citizenship. Students will pay visits to government institutions, social service agencies, NGO's etc to get a better sense of how social services are organized in these countries and reflect on their learnings throughout the trip.
Summer 2019 (06/23/19 – 07/05/19)
Faculty & Staff
: Dr. Ankita Deka and Dr. Laura Boisen
Language of Instruction:
Denmark = Danish krone, Norway = Norwegian krone
Population of Denmark and Norway:
Denmark = 5.8 million, Norway = 5.2 million
SWK 699 (Global Elective)
- Visits to government institutions, social service agencies, NGO’s, to get a better sense of how social services are organized in Denmark and Iceland.
- Explore the cities of Reykjavik, Copenhagen and the beautiful countrysides
- Hike around the Reykjanes Peninsula
- Join a Harbor Cruise
- Learn more about "The Happiness Research Institute."
- Reflections on travel and visits on a regular basis
Housing & Meals
Students will be staying in hostels and hotels. Some meals will be included in the program and some meals will be on their own. Students should budget $250 for meals.
The program price will range from $4150-$4550, depending on the number of students recruited. The price includes Includes tuition, several meals; RT airfare, lodging, all ground transportation, speakers/lecturers, cultural events, etc.