The Learning Impact of a Social Work Student's International Education Experience

  • Joanne Riebschleger Michigan State University
  • Brittany L. Anderson Ionia County Mental Health, Michigan


A social work professor describes the learning impacts of a social work student's international education experience. Student learning outcomes were identified by analyzing the student's travel journal and post-travel course papers, as compared to skills described by the practice literature. In a short period of time, the student seemed to acquire strong cultural-competency skills, yielding change in the faculty member and, potentially, in a social work education program.
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