A reminder from your academic advisors: A “Maymester” in this context is an Education Abroad Opportunity with UT Austin. It counts for in residence credit and is tied to the Spring 2021 semester even though you will complete the class abroad in May and/or June.
London Maymester: Social Justice & Social Change
Application Deadline: November 15
Shared on behalf of Professors Lauren Gulbas and Barbara Anderson as well as Education Abroad Coordinator Tim Myers
About the Program (SW 460K | SW 495K | WGS 441): This course explores the historical and contemporary contexts of the British welfare state, social work practice, and institutional efforts to address social injustice. Through cultural immersion, students develop critical self-awareness, deepen their understanding of how the U.K. and the U.S. address pressing social issues, and heighten their awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and actions of global citizenship in an increasingly global society. By listening to and engaging with local communities, students consider the social frameworks within which people live to appreciate the moral and ethical complexities of privilege, inequity, and social justice issues. With London as our classroom, this interdisciplinary course emphasizes learning through field visits, seminars, and lively discussions.
- See our website for more information
- Explore what the course entails in our video
- Come to a Zoom information session on one of the following dates:
- Wednesday, September 30th, 2 PM
- Tuesday, October 6th, 12:30 PM
- Monday, October 19th, 5:30 PM
- Friday, November 6th, 12 PM
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