What is an international field placement?
An international field placement is a unique opportunity for students to complete their social work internship requirement in another country. Students explore new cultures and communities, and learn how social work is interpreted and provided abroad.
International field placement internships can also support future involvement with work abroad, Peace Corps service, advanced academic study, or work with international communities.
CSU Field Placement Partner Locations
Process and Timeline
International field placements require extensive planning and preparation, including a process of self-reflection to determine if you are ready and able to meet the requirements for an international field placement. Students are encouraged to begin the process one year prior to becoming eligible to complete their field placement.
All interested students MUST first review the following information:
- Hofstede Dimensions of National Culture
- Cultural Self-Reflection Questions
- International Field Placement Timeline
After thoughtfully considering the above information, please contact your field coordinator for next steps.