In this third post from her international field education placement on the island of Lesvos, Greece, Skylar Chew writes about some of the relationships she’s cultivated with peers, as well as successes integrating into the local culture.
This semester, Innovate@BCSW is following the experiences of four BC Social Work students who have embarked on international field education placements in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This blog post comes from Kit Stebbins who is working at Jesuit Refugee Services in Nairobi, Kenya.
Skylar Chew is working on the Greek island of Lesvos in a shelter for unaccompanied minors who have fled from dangerous situations in their home countries in hopes of finding freedom, asylum, and opportunities for a better life in Europe.
The reports, Race and Income Equity in Childcare and Race, Poverty, and Equity in Neighborhood Transportation, are the products of a months-long data analysis conducted with the Obama Administration’s Office of Science and Technology Partnerships (OSTP) that was designed to investigate how race, income, and places affect access to opportunity.