From the Field: Global Perspectives Dispatch 3

This month we were asked to write something having to do with the theme of relationships in our international field placements. It’s such a nice topic, right? And for social workers, relationships are the centerpiece of our practice, so there should be a lot to say here.

From the Field: Global Perspectives Dispatch 3

My automatic response when reading the prompt for this blog was to cringe; “successes and relationships” the instructions indicated. While I am incredibly grateful for the relationships I have been able to build with my co-workers, my roommate, and with other NGO workers here, feelings of loneliness are often still present, as I am reminded of how few local people I know, and how disconnected I often feel from the surrounding community.