Earn Saint Francis
University credits in a program organized and led by Saint Francis University
Faculty. Become familiar with Taiwanese
culture, travel to new and interesting places, and interact with students at
Providence University, Taiwan. Gain new social work insight within a different
environment while learning about new practices and understandings of
traditional and modern customs.
Students are required to take six
credits during the program. Courses
452 International Social Work
seminar is designed for students interested in international social work
practice and policy abroad or transnational or transcultural social work
practice and policy in the United States with immigrants, refugees,
international adoptions, advocacy work concerning international issues, etc.
This seminar is also relevant to social work students who wish to apply
principles of social development and asset-based community development in
disenfranchised, marginalized and vulnerable communities anywhere. A special
emphasis will be placed on Taiwanese culture and social work practice and
compare it to other nation’s social work practice. No prerequisite.
FNAR 102 Culture and Values (COOP 499)
An overview of the
visual arts, literature, and music from the beginnings of civilization to the
present. The masterworks of mankind’s varied cultural epochs are presented
within their respective sociopolitical contexts in a manner which seeks to
explain the artist’s place in society, impart a sense of historical
progression, and explore technical and expressive concerns.
will stay in the house of the student center with 3 to 4 people in one room. Meals will be available at the University’s
food courts. There are also grocery
stores in close proximity.
receive an “easy card” to use in convenience stores, buses and metro in Taipei.
include activities and visits to places such as Taipei, Taichung City, Night
Market, Tea making in Jusan, Lugan and Taiwan Glass Gallery, Picnic at Sun Moon
lake, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Visit, Changhua Ba Bua Mountain, Gaomei
Wetland, Chinese Calligraphy, and Seal Crafting.
Dates: May, 2020
Fee: $3,300 plus the SCWK tuition (each student must take
Not included: SCWK tuition, incidental supplies, personal travel, gifts, passport
fees, some meals. Students should
estimate approximately $300 for miscellaneous spending and souvenirs.
Interested students must return the completed program application to the Office for Study Aborad (205 Scotus Hall) along with, a copy of your passport (or passport application) and a deposit of $300 made payable to Saint Francis University.
Social Work in Taiwan Application
Juliana HorvathDirector, Office of Study Abroadjhorvath@francis.edu814-472-3245
"Studying abroad in Taiwan was life changing. This trip challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone by communicating with people who did not speak English, learning their language and culture, and exploring breathtaking country that has so much to offer."
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