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SOWK 316/318/538 are 3-credit hour courses offered at UTK during the spring term with an optional spring break study abroad and service learning experience in Costa Rica. Students will enroll in a social work field placement course: Social Work 380, 480, 483, 544, 584, or 586 dring Spring 2019, add the International Service Learning and Community Engagement experience to the Learning Plan, and neogiate with their field coordintator and liason to determine the number of field hours they can earn towards the total for the semester. Expect to engage in meaningful community service with instruction and relection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen intercultural understanding Final program details and costs will be confirmed during the fall 2018 semester.


  • 2.5 GPA
  • Social Work 200 and 250
  • UTK Undergraduate or Graduate Student
  • Instructor permission


  • Tentative Program dates: March 16-24, 2019
  • Courses: Social Work 316, 318, or 538 (Spring 2019 semester)
  • Credits: See description
  • Fees: TBA
  • Faculty Director: Dr. Camile Hall, Associate Professor;
  • Tentative Application Deadline: October 30, 2018

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