Students have the opportunity to do an international field experience in Romania and Uganda. Besides practicing social work within these countries, students take a college course locally that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of their host country, its culture and people and apply toward graduation from Cedarville. While living among the local population and learning language and customs, students have opportunity to share God's love and minister to these individuals.
Romania offers opportunities to work with the elderly, with orphans, youth, victims of domestic violence or the Roma gypsy population through an organization called Veritas. International placement in Romania is available for juniors and seniors in the Fall or Summer.
Uganda Christian University offers the base for a social work internship in Uganda. While housing is provided in the dorms, students may choose to live for a week in a village with a local family. Students also have the unique opportunity to travel within Africa to Rwanda and learn about the effects of genocide. Internship settings include an agency for the blind, an orphanage, a school for street children, HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, and ESL opportunities. International placement in Uganda is available for juniors and seniors in the fall semester.
Also we invite you to visit the blog site of junior Faith Handley, link below, doing her internship in Uganda fall 2009.
More information is available through Cedarville University's Office of International Studies.