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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Fall Break 2018 06/01/2018 06/08/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type(s): Hostel/Hotel Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Credit Type: Graduate U of U, Undergraduate U of U Language(s) of Instruction: English
Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Badge Opportunities: Community Engagement
Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
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.

ACADEMICS

  • Available credit(s): 3 credits
  • Program course begins Fall semester and concludes after the Learning Abroad program
    • Dates: August 24-October 5, Thursdays 4:35-6:35 pm
    • Location: SW 137
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program course
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites

EXCURSIONS

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

LEARNING ABROAD BADGES

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.

FACULTY DIRECTOR

ACCOMMODATIONS

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

FINANCES

  • 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

LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK

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:
KIM MUIR, Fall Break 2017 Participant
We were fortunate to be the first group going to Mongolia that was approved to travel to the country and stay in a Ger (often referred to as a Yurt in other regions). We spent 2 night with a Mongolian family, participated in Shamanic ceremonies and witnessed many of their cultural rituals, what an amazing experience!!! My other favorite portion of the trip was our visit to a homeless shelter and orphanage for some of the children there who had lost both parents. This was a Non-Government funded facility started by and ex-con who had turned his life around and wished to give back to his community. He and his wife along with the other volunteers and workers do so much for those who live there. There are currently 15 yurts provided as shelter in addition to the the school/daycare that operates for the young kids living in the community and a furniture factory where residents contribute by building furniture. It was a very touching and inspirational visit!