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Program Category: UGA Embedded Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Instruction: Experiential, Lecture, Study-Travel Classes With: U.S. Students
College/School: Social Work Academic Area: Social Sciences, Social Work, Women's Studies
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above Minimum number of credit hours: 1
Maximum number of credit hours: 1 Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Housing Location: Off-Campus Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:

UGA Embedded - Social Work - Interdisciplinary Spring Break (Social Work & Medicine) in Grenada

Please note that this program will not be running in 2020. Email the Program Director for more information about future programs.

Join us for a Social Work Spring Break in Grenada! Learn about Caribbean women's health & social work while touring beaches, chocolate factories, government ministries, and more. Our partners are St. George's University & the Grenada Association of Professional Social Workers and they will be welcoming us warmly!

Sunset at the University Club

Program Locations:

St. George's, Grenada

Course credit:

Although offered in conjunction with a 3-credit class on campus in the fall, you can opt to only enroll in the 1-credit Embedded Directed Readings below:

Register for SOWK 5908, Directed Readings (1 credit)
Register for SOWK 7908, Directed Readings (1 credit)

Please note: You DO NOT have to be a Social Work major to enroll! All pre-requisites have been waived. 


Tentative Itinerary:

January/February* (Athens) Pre-departure Orientation and class meeting

Sat., March 9: Fly to St. George's, Grenada
Sun., March 10: Island tour with Grenadian students. Stop for "oil down," the Grenadian national dish
Mon., March 11: Introduction to Grenada at St. George's University; Afternoon visits to social services agencies addressing women's health and family violence.
Tue., March 12: Visit the Ministries of Social Welfare and Health, visit the national prison and mental health hospital
Wed., March 13: Seminar with the Grenada Association of Professional Social Workers (and afternoon at the beach!)
Thu., March 14: Visit social services agencies addressing early childhood health and mental health; Nigh beach excursion to see sea turtle nesting area
Fri., March 15: Tour nutmeg and chocolate processing factories; Evening BBQ party with Grenadian colleagues and students.
Sat., March 16: Fly to Atlanta

*pre-departure activities dates & times are tentative

Eligibility & Admission Criteria:

  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records
  • Strong references from faculty and/or employers.
  • Enrollment is limited (a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 2.75.

Program Costs:

Program cost is ~$1500 based on 12 participants. See estimated Cost of Attendance link at the top of the brochure page for cost breakdown. Cost of trip includes estimated $900 airfare, lodging, activities, and most meals.

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses. Additionally, explore travel scholarships maintained by the University of Georgia and the UGA Office of International Education.

Admission Process:

Please contact Dr. McPherson for more information.

Contact Information

Please direct program questions to:
Dr. Jane McPherson
Assistant Professor
Director, Global Engagement 
Faculty Fellow, Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights
279 Williams Street
Rm 356
(706) 542-3938

This program is currently not accepting applications.