Interdisciplinary Course with Trip to Botswana

The School of Social Work is offering a three-credit course, SOWK 699 “Interdisciplinary HIV Services: Learning from Differentiated Care Models in Botswana and Baltimore.” Caroline Long Burry, PhD and Sally Bjornholm, MSW of the SSW, along with faculty from the University of Botswana (UB) Social Work Program, will teach the course.  Students will be registered for the course in the spring 2020 term, though the class will begin in the fall.

Four classes will be held at UMB in October and November 2020, with UMB students in the classroom and UB students participating online, and there will be several additional class sessions in the spring term.  UMB students and faculty will travel to Botswana for 2 weeks in January 2020 for projects developed with the UB students.  Travel dates are approximately 4-20, January.  In addition to UMB tuition, travel costs (airfare, local travel, housing, and some meals) will be an additional fee of approximately $2900 per student.

Up to 12 UMB students in any school may participate.  Applications are accepted up to the course start date of October 10, 2019 through this link.  Applicants will be invited to participate in brief interviews with the course faculty at the SSW; interviews will be offered as applications are received, so early applications are strongly encouraged.  Accepted students will be notified by the end of September.