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Ramapo College - Cuba: A Community Model for Social Work
Havana, Cuba (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 01/21/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Discipline of Study: Social Work Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Residencia Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Status: Graduate student Program Type: Study
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CUBA: A Community Model for Social WorkCar


[OVERVIEW]

  • Term: Summer
  • Location: Havana, Cuba
  • Eligibility: 2.5 G.P.A.; Enrolled in a Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program
  • Disclaimer: All Ramapo College students in good academic and judicial standing are eligible. Students of other U.S. colleges or universities are also eligible.

[COURSE OVERVIEW]

Objectives/Course Goals

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of the social work profession as part of the health care system of Cuba.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of social, economic, cultural and political variables that shape social work practice in the U.S.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of social, economic, cultural and political variables that shape social work practice in Cuba today.
  • Students will be able to draw comparisons between social work practices models and trends in the U.S. and Cuba.
  • Students will be able to articulate characteristics of multidisciplinary and community-based social work practice models in Cuba.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of personal and professional values in social work practice.
  • Students will demonstrate an increase awareness and interest in international social work practice.

CastilloCourse Description (MSWK 675)

This course will examine the history and evolution of social work practice in Cuba. Students will learn about the role of social workers in health care and the importance of their participation in interdisciplinary work as the foundation of a community-organizing model of social work practice.  This course will require students to think critically, students will draw from their existing knowledge of social work practice in the US to integrate their understanding of how policies, political forces and culture shape the delivery of health care services including mental health and social services. This course will take place in Havana, Cuba, it will include attending presentations and site visits to health care settings such as a polyclinic (community health center), the ministry of work, and a center for people with mental and physical disabilities among others. The experience will include cultural excursions in Havana. 


Learning Outcome & Student Assessment

 
Course Goal Assignment Measuring Competence
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of the social work profession in the health care system of Cuba.
 
Quizzes; discussion while participating in events abroad; Journal of Field Notes throughout Cuba Experience;
Final Written Assignment
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of social, economic, cultural and political variables that shape social work practice in the U.S. Quizzes; discussion while participating in events abroad; Journal of Field Notes throughout Cuba Experience;
Final Written Assignment
3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of social, economic, cultural and political variables that shape social work practice in Cuba today.
 
Quizzes, discussion while participating in events abroad; Journal of Field Notes throughout Cuba Experience;
Final Written Assignment
4. Students will be able to draw comparisons between social work practices models and trends in the U.S. and Cuba. Journal of Field Notes throughout Cuba Experience;
Final Written Assignment
5. Students will be able to articulate characteristics of a multidisciplinary and community-based social work practice models in Cuba.
 
 
Journal of Field Notes throughout Cuba Experience;
Final Written Assignment
6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the role of personal and professional values in social work practice. Discussion while participating in events abroad; Journal of Field Notes throughout Cuba Experience;
Final Written Assignment
 
7. Students will demonstrate an increase awareness and interest in international social work practice.
 
Final Written Assignment
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[ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS]

  • Meet with the Cuban society of Social Workers
  • Visit a Cuban polyclinic
  • Visit CIPS, a psychological and social research center
  • Visit a senior center
  • Visit the National Center for Sex Education
  • Visit a maternal-infant health care program
  • Excursions to area museums, historical sites and cultural venues in Havana.
  • Las Terrazas - Talk with representatives of a regional popular council and social workers who interact with the popular council (consejo popular). Popular councils are decision-making bodies that mediate district and municipal government. Also speak with representatives of community organizations, including leaders from a local Committee for the Defense of the Revolution and the Cuban Women’s Federation.

[ACCOMODATIONS]

Students will reside in residencias (similar to a bed and breakfast), in double rooms with common space for gathering and breakfast daily.

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[PROGRAM COST]

Program fees for NJ Residents: $4250
Program fees for non-NJ Residents: $4250

Price includes: Tuition fees for 3 graduate credits; program textbooks; round-trip international airfare; comprehensive pre-departure and on-site orientation; health & security insurance; accommodations; some meals; all excursions and entrance fees; Cuban academic visa; and in-country program transportation.
Price does not include: US airport transfers; some meals; personal expenses
 
Payment Timeline
Commitment &
$500 Deposit (non-refundable)
February 08
Payment #1: $1250 February 22
Payment #2: $1250 March 08
Payment #3: $1250 March 22

Late Fees : A late fee of $35 will be assessed for each payment not received by the payment deadlines communicated to you by the International Programs Office.
Note : There will be a 3-day grace period before a late fee is assessed.

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[SCHOLARSHIPS]

Scholarships are available for eligible applicants: http://www.ramapo.edu/study-abroad/scholarships/

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[FACULTY] 

Sacristan
Professor Dolly Sacristan
Social Work
dsacrist@ramapo.edu  

[FOR FURTHER INFORMATION]

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Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road - ASB123, Mahwah, NJ 07430 USA
Telephone: (201) 684-7533
E-mail: goabroad@ramapo.edu


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