This semester, Innovate@BCSW is following the experiences of five BC Social Work students who have embarked on international field education placements in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. The five represent a diverse cohort of 12 students who comprise this year’s Global Practice concentration, a program designed to prepare future social workers to work effectively in cross-cultural settings, to address global social issues, and to advocate for the improved well-being of individuals, families, and communities around the world.
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.
Krystalbella Murnane-Victorelli is placed at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Samantha Williams is spending the semester at Universidad Iberomericana in Mexico City.
Kit Stebbins is interning in the psychosocial department at Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya.
Fionna Fallon is providing counseling, psychosocial services, and emergency safe shelter for people at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Global Cohort Video