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.
5 features that set SWAP programs apart from others:
1. Address local needs through diverse internships
SWAP works in collaboration with La UNA (Universidad Nacional Costa Rica) to identify enriched, supported, and intercultural internship opportunities which are meaningful for participants and address needs of the local community. Sustained relationships with placement sites allow participants to contribute to on-going projects.
2. Receive in-country supervision and support from US-based social workers
3. Join a program designed for social workers by social workers
4. Advance international social work with research opportunities