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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Luz Fernandez, MSW


Luz Elena earned a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in older adults and families from Cal State Los Angeles in 2015. Luz has six years of work experience in the non-profit sector and background in education and child protection. Luz earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services in 2011 and has worked for programs serving children, families and older adults in diverse communities. Since 2016, she has been an adjunct counselor/faculty at Santa Ana Community College. Luz Elena’s passion for international exchange opportunities arose after being part of the Social Work Abroad Program (SWAP) in 2014. After her return, she became involved in the International Social Work Caucus at California State University Los Angeles where she served as a president for one semester. Luz has a positive attitude and enjoys being helpful to students, clients, volunteers, and her peers. ​