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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Social Work

Travel Resources & International Opportunities

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/socialwork/international/

The Department has substantially expanded its international educational opportunities, and we continue to seek new arrangements and affiliations that will support our commitment to including an international focus in our curriculum. Listed below are current possibilities.

  • Helsinki Polytechnic Institute, Helsinki, Finland (See Debra Gohagan)
  • Social Development and Direct Practice in South Africa Trip (See Christine Black-Hughes)
  • Belize MSW School Social Work Trip (See Laura Strunk)
  • Northern Ireland Summer Intensive Study Program  and Northern Ireland Fall Semester Internship Program  at Queen's University, Belfast (See Debra Gohagan)

Other International Study Opportunities

Other international opportunities often become available in the course of a student's enrollment at Minnesota State Mankato. As international opportunities become available for travel and/or study, the department will notify students through the Social Work Department Listserv.

International Program Office/Study Abroad

For more information about other study abroad activities and for assistance in completing the application process visit the staff at Minnesota State Mankato International Program Office/Study Abroad.

More Travel Abroad Resources

Student Travel Abroad: The world's largest student, youth and budget travel organization. STA Travel specializes in cheap flights, hotels and hostels, student travel insurance and international student identification cards and is a standard in the travel abroad field.

Applying for Student Visas: Sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs with a laundry list of questions and answers about applying for student visas.

BabelFish: Software on the web that can translate from any language to English and from English to any language. Can be found in most major browsers.

Currency Converter: Need to know what the US dollar converts to in another country or what another country's currency equals in the US currenty? Check out this sight.

Travelblogs: One of the most comprehensive and very organized (though a bit daunting) travel blog websites on the web. Its amazing!

Department Funds to Support Travel

The Department of Social Work has limited funds for supporting student and faculty travel, both within the US and internationally. Typically travel in the U.S. is for presenting at or attending professional conferences.  Requests to support travel outside the U.S. should be in conjunction with a specific course and/or study trip. You will need to submit receipts for reimbursement of expenses, as these are not "grants." Work with your advisor to determine your possible eligibility and complete the [PDF] Travel Form (76 KiB) as far in advance as possible.