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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Hostel/Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Graduate U of U, Undergraduate U of U Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Community Engagement
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Consumer & Community Studies, Ethnic Studies, Human Development & Family Studies, International Studies, Law, Pre-Law, Social & Behavorial Sciences, Social Work Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18
Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments Click here for a definition of this term Program Cost: $
Program Description:

Social Work Mongolia

DESCRIPTIONSU15 Mongolia Social Work

Participants will work and interact with professional groups who are re-envisioning how to use social work interactions to treat clients, while filming on-site experiences.  Participants can expect to complete readings about social welfare service delivery in Mongolia and identify a specific project, completed both in Utah and Mongolia.  While in Utah, students will conduct literature searches and provide a brief summary about the designated project. 

Past Presentation 


  • Available credit(s): 3 credits
  • Program course begins Fall semester and concludes after the Learning Abroad program
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program course
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Buddhist Temple
    • Open Market in Ulaanbaatar
    • Dinner in a Ger
    • Listen to the music of traditional Mongolian singers
    • Winter and Summer Palaces


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Community Engagement Badge: 
  • Students work with local law enforcement and the Ministry of Justice to address conditions that impact community safety.  Past projects included assisting homeless children, work with victims of domestic violence, and improving conditions in youth and adult prisons.  
  • Students will have the opportunity to interact with local leaders and learn unique ways of addressing common challenges.



  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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Program Reviews:
ALEXANDRA HERAS, Fall Break 2019 Participant
Studying abroad was the best thing that I did in college!

CHELSEA TAYLOR, Fall Break 2019 Participant
The trip to Mongolia was an amazing experience! Mongolia has a beautiful, amazing and a culture with a long history. The people are very nice and generous. We visited several Buddhist monasteries and visited with Shamans. We shared our social work knowledge with Mongolians social workers and learned from them as well. And I made friends with my classmates. I'll never forget my trip to Mongolia, it was so worthwhile.

Fall Break 2018 Participant
I am so glad our professor had been there. It was so helpful to have him show us the best learning experiences.

Fall Break 2019 Participant
This program went above and beyond my expectations. Housing was comfortable and clean. Food was pretty good all throughout. The cultural and sight seeing events were once in a lifetime experiences- really difficult to express how meaningful and important they are to me, especially since returning to the states. Jerry did an excellent job of organizing the trip. As my first time traveling internationally, I couldn't have asked for a better instructor. Jerry was incredibly considerate and conscientious. I felt that I learned a lot from having gone on this learning abroad trip- not just about Mongolian culture but also about social work as well. As someone who doesn't come from a social work background the course and especially the trip I feel really broadened my horizons regarding the subject and its practice. If you are considering going on this learning abroad trip I would highly encourage you to make up your mind and go.

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