Bachelor International Social Work
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The program starts 1 September 2020 and 1 September 2021
We live in a world full of challenges. From natural disasters to poverty. From climate change to human rights violations. As a social worker you learn how to empower people. So they can take charge and affect change. Study International Social Work at HAN and make a world of difference!
Start of 2020-2021 academic year: Online and on-campus
Since the corona outbreak, universities all over the world have switched to distance learning. A great alternative, but not ideal when you're just starting out. International Social Work is therefore offering regular on-campus classes for 1st-year students starting in September this year. You'll get 1 full day on campus every 2 weeks. And you'll spend 1 day a week on your internship (could be online). You'll also get online classes. That way you'll get to know your classmates and lecturers in person as well as online. Great for the group spirit. And you'll dive straight into the profession through the internship. As soon as government measures are further relaxed, you'll get even more contact hours on campus and possibly also at your internship.
What do you learn?: Program
An International Social Work bachelor degree at HAN teaches you how to connect with groups of people. Inspire them towards a better future. You learn to liaise with local and international contacts. Set up projects. Empower individuals and communities. So they can become more self-sufficient. With this degree, you’ll be specialized in Community Development and Inclusive Society. Get going!
What can you do with an International Social Work degree?: Careers
With an International Social Work bachelor degree from HAN, you can collaborate with local professionals and target groups. Set up a community health program in Calcutta. Initiate a music school for children and teens in a South African township. Collaborate on a program that enables women in Nepal to start their own business through microcredit. Run a skill set booster program at a refugee camp. You’re only limited by your imagination.
Students as partners: Dutch way of learning
The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.
Why study in Holland?
Holland has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because Holland has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.
Discover the city of Nijmegen
Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best.
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6525 EN Nijmegen
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