Purpose of trip:
The purpose of this trip is to explore the social and political perspectives on racism, sexism, and classism and how they pertain to poverty in the U.S. This immersion experience provides students with the opportunity to engage in an intensive field experience in Portland, Oregon which involves learning about the social and political effects of poverty, including issues of homelessness, welfare, drug addiction, sexual exploitation, and the impact of these injustices on children and families through the eyes of those experiencing these ills. We will also explore the role of social workers in addressing the social injustices in these communities. Students who are selected must register for 3 semester hours. All BSW students are encouraged to apply. Pre-social work students may also submit applications for consideration as well.
How do I sign up? Application Form
There is an application process for this immersion experience that is required. The application forms are available in the main office and in the office of Sara Sanders. The application is due back to Sara Sanders' mailbox by Friday September 30th at 4:30 p.m. Applicants will participate in a 10 minute interview held in 425 North Hall on Sunday, October 9th. Please sign up for a time in Sara's office. Only ten undergraduate students will be selected to participate.