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COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE

Social Work in Sweden

March 14-23, 2014

headerPROGRAM’S PURPOSE
This spring elective is intended for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni who are
interested in learning more about the Scandinavian model of social welfare policy and services.

OVERVIEW
Participants will be exposed to an enriching series of lectures, integrative seminars, community agency visits and travel over a 10-day period to learn firsthand about their successful model of social welfare.

ADDITIONAL TOUR INCLUSIONS
During the program, there will be a Stockholm city sightseeing tour, as well as a day half day of touring the Swedish Archipelago with a great nature walk, lunch and time to relax in a typical Swedish sauna.

COURSE CREDIT
Students must register for the following 3-credit course, which is considered part of the 2014 spring semester, and undergraduate students will only pay additional tuition fees if they are part-time (11 credits or fewer) or go over 17 credits. Alumni will pay a $635 continuing education fee.

PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Julie Altman, Professor of Social Work: Altman@Adelphi.edu
Maud Edgren-Schori, Professor at the University of Stockholm

ITINERARY

1st Day, Friday, March 14- To Stockholm
Evening departure for our non-stop flight to Stockholm

2nd Day, Saturday, March 15- Arrival in Stockholm (L/D)
Morning arrival in Stockholm where you will be met and after clearing Immigration and Customs, transferred to our reserved accommodation. After checking in, we will have a welcome orientation with Maud, followed by a lunch hosted by the Universities Department of Social Work. In the evening we have a dinner at a local Swedish restaurant.

3rd Day, Sunday, March 16- In Stockholm: – Archipelago Excursion (B/L)
After breakfast, we depart for a tour to the nearby Archipelago towns and islands with wooden houses from the last century painted in the archipelago’s typical delicate pastels. We will have a walk on one of the beautiful nature reserves, lunch at charming local restaurant and end the trip with a relaxing Swedish sauna. Return to our hotel where we have the rest of the afternoon free before we have dinner with the group.

4th Day, Monday, March 17- In Stockholm – COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK (B)
Morning – Lecture at Stockholm University Department of Social Work (2 hours)
Lunch on your own
Afternoon field visit (3 hours)
Evening – Dinner on our own.

5th Day, Tuesday, March 18- In Stockholm – COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK and City Tour (B/D)
Morning – Group Processing / Integrative Seminar (3 hours)
Lunch on your own
Afternoon field visit (3 hours)
Ste FouIn the afternoon, we will have a city tour Stockholm is a collection islands linked by bridges. Water is everywhere. Start the tour on Södermalm (South Island) and a photo stop on Fjällgatan, lined on one side by well-preserved and charming wooden buildings and offering a superb view of the city on the other. Continue to Kungsholmen (King’s Island) where the City Hall is situated, offering fine views from the top of its tower. The City Hall is known for the Nobel Banquet held each December. Across from the City Hall starts the modern center of Stockholm including the main shopping district with its massive pedestrian street Drottninggatan. Heading back to the heart of the city, the highlight is a walking tour of the medieval Old Town, dating back to the 13th century this is a collection of winding cobbled streets with historic merchant’s houses, churches, and a wide selection of bars, cafes and restaurants and where we will have dinner at the charming Trattoria restaurant before returning to our accommodations.

6th Day, Wednesday, March 19- In Stockholm – COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK (B)
Morning – Lecture at Stockholm University Department of Social Work (2 hours)
Lunch on our own
Afternoon – Group Processing / Integrative Seminar (3 hours)
Evening – free – dinner on our own.

7h Day, Thursday, March 20- In Stockholm – COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK (B)
Morning – field visit (3 hours)
Lunch on our own
Afternoon- Lecture at Stockholm University Department of Social Work (2 hours)
Dinner on our own.

8th Day, Friday, March 21- In Stockholm – COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK (B/D)
Morning – field visit (3 hours)
Lunch on our own
Afternoon – Group Processing / Integrative Seminar (3 hours)
Dinner as a group at the Restaurant Solliden, a classic Stockholm restaurant with beautiful furnishings, fantastic views across Stockholm. And the classic smörgåsbord buffet – menu of traditional Swedish dishes.

9th Day, Saturday, March 22- In Stockholm – COMPARATIVE SOCIAL WORK (B/D)
Moring free for independent exploration and lunch on our own.
Afternoon – Group Processing / Integrative Seminar (3 hours)
Farewell Dinner at the Restaurant Fem Små Hus Located in the Old Town of Stockholm, Fem Små Hus, translated as “Five Small Houses,” is just that – five traditional old houses knocked into one, a traditional style, historic restaurant serving fine Swedish cuisine.

10th Day, Saturday, March 23- Return to the USA (B)
Transfer to the airport for your connecting flights home and same day arrival.

Tour Portion will include:

  • Roundtrip air transportation to Stockholm
  • 8 nights Accommodations at the Wenner Gren Centre
  • Breakfast throughout
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners at great local Stockholm restaurants
  • Airport Transfers
  • Archipelago Sightseeing tour
  • Stockholm City tour
  • All currently applicable entrances for sightseeing

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND REGISTRATION CONTACT

Center for International Education
Alumnae Hall 111
Tel: (516) 877-3487 or CIE@Adelphi.edu
www.adelphi.edu/studyabroad

Photo credit: Ste Fou!