Social Work Student Exchange, Hallym University, South Korea

The University has a formal contract with Hallym University located in Chuncheon City, South Korea, as partner social work schools to encourage yearly student and faculty exchanges. Groups of Korean social work students have visited Albany to learn about the American social welfare system and faculty members have spent a sabbatical semester. The visits represent a strong community partnership since many agencies in the Capital District host students for half-day visits during their stay in Albany. Students also live with host families in the community. This program also serves students, faculty and community members who learn about social welfare in Korea. UAlbany students have visited Hallym University and five University faculty members have been guest lecturers, with topics such as child welfare, family violence, aging, social service interventions, and social work education.

Contact: Katharine Briar-Lawson, Ph.D.
Phone: (518) 442-5324
Email: kbriarlawson@uamail.albany.edu
School, college, division or unit: School of Social Welfare
Partners: Hallym University, Chuncheon City, South Korea