CIPUSA also facilitates group travel for American university students.
Recent and Upcoming Trips
March 2015: Amsterdam
March 2016: Ireland
May 2017: Nicaragua
CIPUSA, through its Arizona affiliate, Empower International, took a group of 20 American social work students to Amsterdam for one week in the Spring of 2015. The students’ stay was structured around discussions with local faculty and professionals from all areas of Amsterdam’s social services, including healthcare, child welfare, community programs, primary education, homelessness, sex worker rights, and trauma care.
A professional at the Dutch Burn Centre with whom the students met, was so inspired by their visit that she wrote an article for the Dutch Social Work Journal. Click HERE to read the article.
In March 2016, Empower International, took another group of American social work students and professionals to Ireland to learn about the culture, historical trauma and how it had an impact on people and services. Click HERE to read more about the program, including perspectives from a student, a host site, and a local tour guide.
To learn more about Empower International and their upcoming programs, click HERE.
American students at the Dutch Burn Centre in Amsterdam, 2015
American students in Ireland, 2016