If you want to change the world, you need to experience it. Take your social work education beyond the Forty Acres and gain an international perspective that will set you apart in your career.


London Maymester: Social Justice and Social Change

Steve Hicks School professors lead this four-week course in London, UK, during late May to mid-June. Students are immersed in London’s multicultural landscape through field trips to diverse neighborhoods, nonprofits, social services agencies and governmental organizations. Students also participate in lectures with eminent scholars and community leaders.

PUC students

Projects with Underserved Communities (PUC)

Join a team of social work and engineering students to design and implement a project in response to the needs of a community and in collaboration with a local partner.
PUC teams have helped in communities around the world with projects like improving sanitation, accessing clean water, installing solar panels, and building health clinics.

For BSW students only:
Study abroad

Take courses in pre-approved programs on six continents. Through scholarships, financial aid, and low-cost options, UT Austin can help you find a program that fits your needs.

Student during study abroad in India

For MSSW students only:
International internships

MSSW students can complete their final practicum placement in a number of international placements that the Steve Hicks School has established in collaboration with local partners.