Social Work Abroad Program (SWAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing international learning opportunities for US-based social work students.

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Advisory Board Members

​Carla Bykowski, MSW
Advisory Board Member

Carla Bykowski, MSW has over twenty years of experience in programs serving children, families, and schools in diverse...  Read More.



Iris Rojas Bertrand, LCSW

Advisory Board Member


Iris Rojas Bertrand is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an occupation as a Share and Care counselor at...  Read More.



James Schrage, MSW

Advisory Board Member


James Schrage is the founder and Executive Director of Families Uniting Families (2004) - a 501(c)3 non-profit that is license... Read More.



Tasha Willis, EdD, MSW
Advisory Board Member

Dr. Tasha Y. Willis graduated with a bachelors in International Studies (Kenyon College), a master's in social service...  Read More.​

Grace Orpilla, MSW
President


Grace Orpilla has 12 years of experience as a lecturer and faculty member at California State University Los Angeles...  Read More.​



Aiko Yep, LCSW

Treasurer


Aiko Yep's passion for international exchange opportunities arose after an eye-opening volunteer trip to Ofaakor, Ghana...  Read More.



Rosalina De Casas, MSW

Secretary


Bio coming soon.



Luz Fernandez, MSW
Board Member

Luz Elena earned a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in older adults and families from Cal State Los...  Read More.

Board of Directors


SWAP's Board of Directors meet monthly and oversee all programs and services.