The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is one of the professional schools of Boston College, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. is central to Boston College's mission of social justice. Its major goal is to assist and empower the disadvantaged members of society. It benefits from Boston College's Jesuit foundation that encourages the combination of rational thought with faith and logical inquiry with belief.
The GSSW attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Opportunities for continued learning are provided for alumni. Several departments make connections in the community. It also seeks to contribute to positive social changes through outreach services and scholarly activities within the social work profession. A recent example of outreach service was an Afternoon of Service in which about 70 new students, along with 16 faculty, administrators and staff, volunteered around Boston to help after school programs, visit the elderly, organize play activities for children, and paint and landscape public spaces and residences for homeless families.
International Social Work Programs
University Exchanges with Universidad Alberto Hurtado (UAH), Santiago, Chile, and Goteborg University (GU), Goteborg, Sweden
Academic courses with international field visits that have included student visits to Cuba, Greece, and China.
GSSW in Africa: Tanzania. Students spend three weeks working with the International Rescue......