International Social Work

Why International Social Work?

In times of globalization and an evolving world society, many of the problems social workers deal with are no longer solely focused on regional and national efforts, but international ones as well

To raise awareness for the rights of humans across international boarders

To address issues of social justice around the world

International social work ignites reconciliation

International social workers navigate global issues and engage to unite seemingly incompatible people and ideas

International Social Work adheres with NASW Core Competencies

Competency 2: Engage diversity and difference in practice 

Competency 3: Advance human rights and social and economic justice




Borrmann, S. (2007). International social work: Social problems, cultural issues and social work education. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.

National Association of Social Workers. (2014, January 1).  Retrieved December 1, 2014, from