Curriculum Track:16 Month, Community Based Initiative
I was abroad for 2 weeks for my Global Independent Study project. My project involved working with The Amsterdam Coordination Center for Human Trafficking (ACM), a community-based organization that utilizes an empowerment approach to support victims of human trafficking and their children.
How has your Global Independent Study project impact your future goals as a social worker?
Gender-based violence is an issue I am passionate about. Since this is an area I hope to continue working in after graduation, my GIS was directly related to my future goals. Through this project, I learned about the plight of victims of sex trafficking.
What advice would you give, based on your own experience, to students considering Global Independent Study?
Setting up a Global Independent Study can seem like a lot of work but it is all worth it in the end. I would encourage students to be intentional in seeking opportunities they're passionate about.
Poster Archive of Previous Student Project: Engaging with International Community-Based Organizations Serving Sex Workers and Victims of Sex Trafficking