TYPES OF FIELD PRACTICUM SITES
Micro: Directly working with people: children, youth, families, elderly
Mezzo: Working with groups and organizations to support individuals/families
Macro: Working with communities and larger structures for social change
POSSIBLE FIELD PRACTICUM LOCATIONS
Boston* - must apply for Urban Program seat with Global Ed (early deadlines)
San Francisco**- must apply for Urban Program seat with Global Ed and submit Westmont Urban Studies program application 6 months in advance
*Students are strongly encouraged to live in Gordon housing in these locations for a full immersion experience in an urban environment. Plan ahead so you do not make housing commitments that you cannot change for one semester.
**All students in the Westmont Urban Studies program must live in their housing in San Francisco.
Students must meet criteria (maturity level, previous experience in another culture, demonstrated capacity for flexibility and adaptability).
Youth development/social capital building in rural or urban settings
Community based agencies, residential settings for children. Fluency in Spanish required. Residence with host families.
Rural social work with women and micro financing projects working with children in residential settings. Fall Semester recommended due to heat.
Youth work in correctional setting, family service agency. Spring Semester only; residence with host families.
Council of Churches, residential settings for children, etc. Spring Semester only.