El Salvador: International Social Work


May 17th to May 30th| Apply Now!

El Salvador


Learn about the rich culture, the political-economic history and context for social workers in El Salvador. Participate in tours, service learning opportunities, and hear personal testimony from survivors of El Salvador's civil war. Learn about international social work by meeting with social work practitioners and non-governmental agencies (NGO’s), community and neighborhood organizations.

Academic Program

3 Credits - International Social Work - SCWK 380

Student must be in good academic and judicial standing required (2.0 GPA), along with successful application and faculty approval.


Estimated program fee of $2,350. Program Fee Includes:  airfare, in-country transportation, guide, admissions fees, lodging, insurance, meals & $100 application fee. Program Fee Does Not Include:Ferris tuition, required textbooks, passport, & personal expenses.   

Total Estimated Cost:  $3,445 

Living Arrangements

Program participants will reside in hotels and in guest houses with families.

Course Information

Michael Berghoef, ASC 2104
p (231) 591-2765

El Salvador

Facts About El Salvador

Population: 6,052,064

Religion: 57.1% Roman Catholic

It is the smallest of the Central American countries, with an area equal to that of Massachusetts, and it is the only one without an Atlantic coastline.

El Salvador is gaining a reputation for having some of the best surfing in the world.

There are more than 25 volcanoes in El Salvador, only three of which - the Izalco, San Miguel and Santa Ana (the largest) - are still considered active.