MSW International Opportunities

International opportunities

International study and exchange opportunities may be available for Master of Social Work (MSW) students through:

SWK672R: International Context of Practice (Mexico):

This elective course provides students with an opportunity for experiential learning in Mexico during the University of Waterloo Reading Week. It is combined with three pre-trip Saturdays that offer an understanding of global influences, information about international travel, and field experiences in Canadian urban and rural settings for comparative purposes, as well as a post-trip Saturday for debriefing, comparative analysis, and personal action planning. The study week in Cuernavaca and Mexico City includes meetings and site visits with farmers, economists, activists, and community workers there. Academic readings and assignments complement the experiential learning. 

For students interested in finding out more, please contact Dr. Kathy Hogarth.

International field place​ments

For students interested in an international field placement, please contact Shella Zagada, MSW Team Lead, by phone (519) 884-4404, ext. 28729 or by Email: