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Social work group documents travels through Spain in online blog

USF Social Work in Spain

The group toured a Red Cross facility and learned about the process a person would go through when seeking assistance from the organization. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Ramos.)

A group of social work students curated a blog titled "USF Social Work in Spain 2023: Sociocultural Context of the Peoples Health" to journal the daily activities of their study abroad experiences. The students traveled to Alicante, Granada, and other cities around the country where they visited a school, social services center, hospital, historical landmarks, and other sites. The group also attended the Congreso Internacional de Terapia Ocupacional Conference, where Manisha Joshi, PhD, MPH, MSW; Iraida Carrion, PhD, LCSW; Paul Muñoz, BSW; and Megan Jarvis presented their research that examined the role of occupational therapy in the practice of social work in the U.S.

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