Six Masters Social Work students and their advisor from FHE University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany spent 10 days in early November visiting with the CHPSW's School of Social Work. This annual program is part of the relationship between the social work programs at the two universities.
The German students visited human service agencies in Philadelphia, sat in on social work classes and saw some of the historic sites of the region. The students spent one day shadowing Temple social work students at their field placements. The students also visited Lancaster County to learn about Amish culture including sitting in an Amish one room schoolhouse and having lunch with an Amish family.
The German visitors were hosted by Temple students who provided lodging and assistance with their visit.
Link Martin, Assistant Dean, SSW will lead a group of Temple students for a 10-day visit to Germany in June 2012. That 10-day trip will be a similar design with visits to German human service agencies, attending social work classes and spending time in discussion with German students and faculty on current social problems