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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Domestic Opportunities

  • Field Placements
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Service Learning-Designated Classes
  • Advocacy Day 2018 will take place on April 4th in Jefferson City, MO. MU School of Social Work students will travel to Jefferson City to meet with legislators regarding bills and issues faced by our clients. This will include Raise the Age as well as other relevant topics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to observe House and Senate debates. This is an excellent opportunity for social work students to further develop their advocacy skills and understanding of the legislative process. For more information, please contact Dr. Ramseyer Winter at

International Opportunities

Culture, Public Health & Social Services: Exploring Greece

SOC WK 4101/7001

The MU International Center sponsors this summer, faculty-led study abroad program in collaboration with the School of Social Work and the Master of Public Health program. MU professor Mansoo Yu will lead this three-credit program in Athens and Larissa, Greece.

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students who would like to understand contemporary global health issues and cultural competency in global and diverse settings, as well as articulate implications for development and implementation of public health interventions in domestic and international settings.

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Dr. Yu with students in Greece

Dr. Yu with students in Greece

Comparative Criminal and Juvenile Justice: Brisbane, Australia

SOC WK 3101/7085

The MU International Center sponsors this summer, faculty-led program in collaboration with School of Social Work. MU professors Clark Peters and Kelli Canada will lead this three-credit program in Brisbane, Australia.

This program explores issues of criminal and juvenile justice through a brief survey of the U.S. approach to dealing with offenders and a two-week visit to Brisbane, Australia, to visit correctional institutions, meet with justice officials and criminologists, and explore agencies engaged in community-based efforts to address crime and delinquency. This course provides an overview of the justice process and the criminal justice system and provides an opportunity to consider different approaches to dealing with offending and rehabilitation.

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Dr. Peters with kangaroo