GSS International Study

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GSS is very pleased to offer our master of social work students the opportunity to take summer program taught by Fordham University faculty at Fordham University's London Centre

The London Summer Program highlights the rich history of the settlement house movement in London and New York City and its role in the formation the social work profession and social welfare.

Faculty will facilitate structured opportunities for students to integrate their community-based and classroom experiences and learning and enhance the international comparative nature of their study abroad.


These summer courses will run for three days in New York City and two weeks at Fordham University's London Centre.

The courses offered will be:

  • SWGS 6702: Comparative Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy
  • SWGS 6429: Methods of Group Intervention

The courses and community and agency visits will be focused on current settlement house practices and their local contexts. Particular attention will be focused on structures, processes, and methods that empower communities and build the capacities of individuals, families, groups, and organizations through community-based practice and group work.


Students must have completed the Generalist Year of the MSW program.


The cost for each course is the same as our regular tuition, plus an administration fee. Students are responsible for the cost of airfare and housing. Students will arrange for their airfare and housing.


Apply for the Summer 2023 London Program cohort here. For more information please contact Dr. Gregory Acevedo or Dr. Dana Marlowe.

Field Application 

In addition to the courses offered at the London campus during the summer (2023), GSS will offer students a unique Field placement opportunity working with Settlement Houses in both New York City and London during the 2023-2024 academic year. Learn more and apply for the program's field placement here.

Upcoming Information Sessions

No upcoming information sessions are scheduled at this time. 

Watch the recording from our session on December 5, 2022 to learn more about the 2023 London Cohort.