El Salvador

Maisons et immeubles, côte de Bahia, Brésil

International Social Work
May 21 - June 3, 2016
Application · Budget Sheet

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.

  • SCWK 380: International Social Work (3 credits)

Estimated Cost of Study Abroad Experience:

  • Program cost: $1,300. Includes ground transportation, lodging, field trips and activities, meals, and insurance.
  • Airfare:  $750. Costs may vary by traveler.
  • Tuition: $392 per credit, undergraduate junior/senior rate.
  • Estimated Total Cost (with 3 credits): $3,226.00

Not included in estimated cost:

  • Passport
  • Required textbooks and supplies
  • Personal expenses, some meals

Please contact faculty for detail of expenses related to this program.

Tuition rate for freshman/sophomore participants is $382 per credit hour.

Program participants will reside in hotels and in guest houses with families.

Saturday May 21: Depart Grand Rapids
12:00 PM - Arrive San Salvador, visit the Puerto La Libertad
4:00 PM - Arrive to the Oasis Guest House, introductions and orientation
6:00 PM - Dinner at the Oasis

Sunday May 22: 
7:00 AM - Breakfast in the Oasis
8:00 AM - Damian Alegria's personal testimony
9:30 AM - Leave for Jabali Coffee Cooperative, lunch at the Coop
4:00 PM - Leave to visit the Pasco El Carmen in Santa Tecla, have dinner there.

Monday May 23: 
7:30 AM - Breakfast in the Oasis, ready to leave at 8: 15 AM
8:30 PM - Radios Comunitarias in front of the Supreme Court
12:30 AM - Lunch
2:00 PM - Masculinidades with the Centro Bartolome de las Casas team
6:00 PM - Dinner in Oasis

Tuesday May 24:
7:30 AM- Breakfast in the Oasis house, ready to leave at 8:15
8:30 AM - Equipo Maiz: popular history of El Salvador
11 :00 AM - Economic exercise - San Miguelito Market
12:30 PM - Lunch at the Art Center for Peace in Suchitoto
2:00 PM - Sister Peggy O'Neill, Woman's Cooperative, free time in Suchitoto
6:00 PM - Dinner in the Villa Balanza

Wednesday May 25:
7:00 AM - Breakfast in the Oasis, ready to leave by 8:15
8:30 AM - Visit Apulo community organization & youth at risk
12:00 PM - Lunch in Apulo by the lake
2:30 PM - Flor de Piedra or Human Trafficking
4:00 PM - Shicali pottery coop of people living with disabilities
6:00 PM - Dinner out

Thursday May 26:
7:30 AM - Breakfast in guest house, ready to leave at 8:20 AM
8:45 AM - Visit the Wall for Memory and Truth
10:00 AM - Asilo Sara Zaldivar
12:00 PM- Lunch
2:00 PM-Tour the Mons. Romero Pastoral Center in the UCA
4:00 PM - Visit Fernando Llort's gallery and store
6:00 PM - Dinner at Oasis

Friday May 27:
9:00 AM - ANADES community center, 11 AM leave for Suchitoto
12:00 PM - Lunch at Beatriz's house followed by mining talk with Pedro Cabezas
2:00 PM - Divina Providencia where Mons. Romero lived & was killed
4:00 PM - Rocio - LGBTI talk

Saturday May 28:
8:00 AM - Breakfast in the Oasis, leave for Mons. Romero event
11 :00 AM - Leave for weekend in Santa Marta, lunch on the way
2:00 PM - Arrive to Radio Victoria and hike to Santa Marta
4:00 PM - Arrive to Aida's house and rest, share reading Aida's testimony
6:00 PM - Dinner and meet host families

Sunday May 29:
7:00 AM - Breakfast with host families
8:00 AM - Meet with Aida, Historic Memory Walk & Talk with Walter Lainez
12:00 PM - Lunch at Aida's
2:00 PM - Visit agricultural project with Maykel Pineda and Free School with university students
4:00 PM - Visit Women's Bakery and talk with Regina Gamez
6:00 PM - Dinner at Aida's house

Monday May 30:
7:00 AM - Breakfast with host families
8:00 AM - Meet at Aida's house, leave for Radio Victoria
9:00 AM - Hear history of Radio, talk on the air!
12:00 PM - Lunch at Ercilia's house in Victoria
l :00 PM - Leave for San Sebastian, woven products by local families
6:30 PM - Dinner at the Oasis

Tuesday May 31 & Wednesday June 1: Service Sites (Lunch with service site hosts)
* Asilo Sara *AN ADES *RUMES *CIS *Jeanne
6:00 PM -Tuesday night out! Wednesday dinner in Oasis

Thursday June 2:
7:30 AM - Breakfast at the Oasis followed by Site Placement Presentations
10:00 AM - Leave for beach
12:00 PM - Lunch at the "playa" and stay the last night there!
Finish presentations, dinner at the beach, Final Reflection at night

Friday, June 3:
8:00 AM - Breakfast at the beach
9:30 AM - Leave for airport!

Michael Berghoef, ASC 2104
(231) 591-2765