International Programs Overview

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Drs. Neil Abell (center in blue) and Pat Lager (front right) providing HIV/AIDS training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Drs. Neil Abell (center in blue) and Pat Lager (front right) providing HIV/AIDS training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Social welfare, social justice, and human rights take many forms worldwide. The FSU College of Social Work actively engages in building an understanding of our place in the global community and learning how we can respond to those in need. Our international programs give students the opportunity to study abroad and experience internships, alternative spring break projects, and international exchange opportunities.

Each of our international program opportunities provides students with hands-on experience living and working in new environments while emphasizing universal and culturally relevant principles of social justice and professional social work ethics.

The FSU College of Social Work’s International Programs received the Partners in Advancing International Education (PIE) Award for two consecutive years, including the 2010 social work program award and the 2011 individual award to Patricia Lager, our founding (and now retired) director.

Neil Abell

Neil Abell, Director

Patrica Lager

Patricia Lager, Founder

To learn more, please contact our Director of International Programs, Neil Abell, Ph.D., LCSW at (850) 644-9753 or nabell@fsu.edu.

“International education exchange is the most significant current project designed to continue the process of humanizing mankind to the point, we would hope, that nations can learn to live in peace…” – J. William Fulbright