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February 10, 2016

Canadian Excellence

International Placements


Registration for SK622 and SK643

All students participating in an International Placement must register for SK622 prior to going abroad, during the term while abroad, as well as the term following the International Placement. Please see your program on the web page under MSW Programs. Therefore, SK622 MUST be registered for three terms. For the term when the placement takes place, you must register for both SK622 and SK643.

  • SK622 International Placement: Self, Identity and Diversity - This is a required course for students who have been accepted for an International Placement in the second year of the MSW program. The goal of the course is to prepare students for an international learning opportunity and to support the integration of their learning and practice across cultures and settings, including an improved understanding of reciprocal and mutual learning between and among cultures. Cross-cultural learning, colonialism and oppression, and anti-racism are discussed.
  • SK643 Practicum - A supervised field experience designed to develop competence pertinent to social work practice in the student's chosen area of concentration (15 weeks).