International Field Placements and Study Abroad Programs

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Our students have studied around the globe, from Brazil to Bangladesh and South Africa to Scotland, investigating a range of issues.

Students can transfer these credits into the UB School of Social Work to meet some of their elective credits and fulfill field placement requirements.

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Support Study Abroad

Study abroad is an expensive proposition for students, but in our globally connected society it is more essential than ever. Help to make this program more accessible to students by supporting our International Study Fund. Donate now.

MSW Field Placements with an International Focus

The Field Education Department offers regional field placements that provide services to refugee and immigrant populations and address global, social and economic issues and policies, such as human trafficking, refugee resettlement and immigration status.

Students can also develop a field placement in another country by working with field education staff and an international organization.

Procedures for requesting an international placement can be located here. For more information, email

UB Study Abroad Programs Office

In addition to the 80+ programs UB offers, many directed by our faculty, you can choose among 600 programs offered by other SUNY campuses in more than 60 countries.

Past Social Work Study Abroad Programs