James Cook University (JCU), Australia: One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University (JCU) is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Our unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world. Social Work and Human Services Department at JCU has approached Internationalisation through a number of initiatives, including embedding global perspectives in existing curriculum, facilitating reciprocal staff and student exchanges, and developing intercultural learning materials for outbound mobility students. These initiatives aim to support the social work students in developing a contextual awareness of the genesis, perpetuation and experience of social and environmental issues on tropics.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is synonymous with excellence in higher education with over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district, India. MAHE is equipped with world class facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in higher education. With an outstanding track record of maintaining higher standards in higher education, recently MAHE was accorded the status of “Institute of Eminence” by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Social Work Programme at MAHE started in the year 2009 with a vision to become a leading centre of excellence in education, training and research in social care and development. The training in MSW course at MAHE provides students a rigorous, comprehensive, constructive and progressive experience of growth with the help of richly experienced faculty members.