Learn about the rich culture, the political-economic history and context for social
workers in El Salvador. Participate in tours, service learning opportunities, and
hear personal testimony from survivors of El Salvador's civil war. Learn about international
social work by meeting with social work practitioners and non-governmental agencies
(NGO’s), community and neighborhood organizations.
3 Credits in International Social Work - SCWK 380
Student must be in good academic and judicial standing required (2.0 GPA), along with successful application and faculty approval.
Estimated program fee of $2,350. Program Fee Includes: airfare, in-country transportation, guide, admissions fees, lodging, insurance & meals.
Program Fee Does Not Include:$100 application fee, Ferris tuition, required textbooks, passport, & personal expenses.
Total Estimated Cost: $4200
Program participants will reside in hotels and in guest houses with families.
Michael Berghoef, ASC 2104
p (231) 591-2765
Facts About El Salvador
Religion: 57.1% Roman Catholic
It is the smallest of the Central American countries, with an area equal to that of Massachusetts, and it is the only one without an Atlantic coastline.
El Salvador is gaining a reputation for having some of the best surfing in the world.
There are more than 25 volcanoes in El Salvador, only three of which - the Izalco, San Miguel and Santa Ana (the largest) - are still considered active.