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In previous years, the School of Social Work has offered study abroad course in Rome and Calabria, Italy in the summer. There will not be any programs offered in Italy in summer 2014. Please stay tuned for updated information regarding study abroad opportunities for summer 2015. Typically, an information session is offered for interested students later in the fall semester or during the beginning of the spring semester prior to the anticipated trip that summer.


Please review the following information to gain insight about previous program offerings. In Summer 2013, a course titled Social Work in a globalizing world: Voices and experiences from four continents. The course include a week in Calabria (May 26th through May 31st, returning June 1st). Classroom seminars included students from Milan, Calabria and Russia in addition to Loyola students. In addition to classroom seminars, week field visits, and meeting students and faculty from a number of different countries including Italy, Russia, South Africa and India were included during the week.

Students stayed in a residence hall at the University of Calabria. The University of Calabria, situated in Southern Italy (in Calabria near the town of Cosenza, about 500 km South of Rome), is a public institution established in 1972. The University of Calabria is a medium-sized university with about 36,000 students. Since its very beginning the University of Calabria has clearly set out the strategies for the development of its international dimension.

Dr. John Orwat lead the 2013 trip and taught the course associated with this study abroad opportunity. There were a limit of 8 students who could attend this program.

An information session for interested students took place on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH FROM 5:30 to 6:30 P.M. in the Corboy Law Center, Room 306.


International Study Abroad Application 2013


If you are a MSW student, you should register for SOWK 634 (3 credits) if you want to participate which counts as an elective.

Interested BSW students should register for an independent study (SOWK 360 -3 credit hours).


May 26th through May 31st (returning June 1st)


Calabria, Italy

University of Calabria


–Class is Mon- Fri 9am -5pm

–One class before and after (TBA)




1.Tuition for course- 3 credits

–You will be billed through LOCUS as a 3 credit course - this is not included in the program fee

2.Program Fee- $500

–Include housing, some meals, course room prep

–Non-refundable, paid on time to retain seat

3.Mandatory LUC Health Insurance 

 –Cost is about $30 for one week coverage

4.Additional Costs

–Airfare and ground transportation

–Some meals are not included

–Tours unrelated to course work is not included




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