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.
SWAP Costa Rica 2014 participant and instructor interviews (Video credit Beresford B.)
During the summer of 2014, eight first year MSW students from California State University Los Angeles and California State University Long Beach participated in SWAP's Costa Rica pilot. Each participant resided with a local host family and was matched to one of eight unique internship opportunities in or nearby Heredia.
Internship Placement Sites
Intern responsibilities at their placements sites varied depending on the needs and expectations of their internship assignments. SWAP Costa Rica 2014 placement sites included the following: Equidad y Participacion Ciudadana, Navegacion de Pacientes, Programa Actividad Fisica, Ministerio de Educacion, Psicomotricidad Infantil, Heredia Ciudad Cultural, Programa de Atencion Integral de la Persona Adulta Mayor, and Produccion de Vainilla.
Accommodations and Meals