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News Archives - 2005

December, 2005

BSW Mexico Consortium receives 2006 CSWE AwardBSW Mexico Consortium receives 2006 CSWE Award

The BSW Mexico Consortium is the recipient of the CSWE (Council on Social Work Educators) 2006 Global Commission Partners in Education Award for its outstanding work with a collaborative program in Mexico. The award will be presented at the CSWE annual meeting in Chicago in February.

Offered on site in Cuernavaca, Mexico, the Social Work in a Latin American Context program was jointly created in 2003 by the BSW Mexico Consortium, a collaboration of CSWE accredited social work programs in the Minnesota/South Dakota area.  The program satisfies the curriculum requirements for the BSW degree and is in accord with CSWE accreditation standards. 

The mission of the program is to: develop cross-culturally competent, ethical social work professionals with a global perspective by providing a semester of transformative, experiential learning focused on social and economic justice.
Collaborative members of the program include the social work programs and departments at:  Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, Winona State University, Winona, MN.

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College and its study center in Cuernavaca, Mexico collaborated on the development and implementation of this program.  A visiting social work professor from one of the co-sponsoring schools accompanies students to Mexico and teaches the social work courses.