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The social work study abroad program in India is offered through the Department of Social Work at Chennai’s Madras Christian College (MCC). Established in 1989, the Social Work department offers a Human Rights and Value-based Professional Social Work education. Its twin objectives are a commitment to social relevance and the need to relate academic training to development. Curriculum is designed to be relevant in the changing national and international scenarios. It is known for its international collaborations with universities across the world and hosts several international students each semester.

Social Work Courses

Social Work students choose two electives that are offered through the Department of  Social Work and complete a 6-credit social work study abroad placement  or internship. Please note that the selection of these courses is contingent upon course schedules, as there may be conflicts. Course offerings vary each semester. Below are the list of courses available for fall 2016.

Fall 2016 Elective Courses

Course / Paper Credits
Social Work Profession 4
Integrated Social Work Practice 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Introduction to Psychology 3
Social Work with Individuals 3
Social Legislation And Social Policy 3
Community Development Practice(OR)

Health and Social Work

Rural & Urban Community Development (OR) Mental Health And Social Work 4


As a social work study abroad student, you will complete of a comprehensive 200-hour internship. During your placement, you will gain valuable insight pertaining to the ways in which non-profit organizations respond to the various socioeconomic challenges Indian society currently faces. All Social Work students participate in the 6-credit internship. Students will visit various placement opportunities during their first few weeks in Chennai before making a decision on the best placement option for them.

  • 200 hours; 6 credits
  • Faculty – Mrs. Miriam Samuel, Head of Department, Social Work

Feel free to contact BCA Study Abroad for additional information regarding our social work study abroad programs in India.