7th PARIS SUMMER SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

June 27 – July 18 2023

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

EARLY BIRD ENDS JANUARY 31st.

 

What is the Paris Summer School of Social Work ?

What a great experience –  immerse yourself in French culture, learn about social work from an international viewpoint, and meet cool people! – Leslie, Kennesaw State University Group Leader, Paris Summer School of Social Work 2022

 

This program provides an interactive education on social work practice in France using experiential methods that immersed me in the French culture and approach to social servicesKenya, Paris Summer School of Social Work 2022

Paris Summer School of Social Work 2023

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About us

École Pratique de Service Social is one of the oldest schools of Social Work in France (1913)

Our Alumni have distinguished themselves for the past century by their significant contributions to Social Work in France and in the world.

The school is close to the Latin Quarter and breath-taking Luxembourg Gardens. It is surrounded by great cafés, restaurants and shops in one of the safest areas of the capital, day or night. The school is fully equipped to meet every international standard.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Paris Summer School of Social Work is an intensive program focused on French social work intervention, delivered in English.

It aims to foster intellectual curiosity and prepare participants to work within a very multicultural and international society.

Through a targeted effort to increase awareness, Paris Summer School participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate and respect the cultural differences of individuals and groups
  • Develop ethics, knowledge and critical thinking skills
  • Understand the history of social work and its contemporary issues
  • Evaluate social work practice intervention in France within families, groups and communities
  • Contribute to making the world a better place through innovative social impact projects

PROGRAM FORMAT

The program is divided into multiple formats that include but are not limited to lectures, field visits, and professional placements.

  • Lectures are on-line or in-class, delivered in English by experienced teachers and social workers and may include guest presenters.
  • Field visits are delivered out of class, in English or translated from French into English.
  • Professional field placements are carried out in a choice of fields and topics (depending on participant’s level and placement options) in French, with an English speaker on hand.
  • Individual or group study provides time to work on social impact projects
  • Weekly debrief sessions go over field and placement experience and any issue that needs to be addressed.

Some reading an research will be expected before and during the program.

SCHEDULE 

The program is an intensive immersion in French Social Work and way of life.

A typical day will start around 9 am and can end anytime between 5 pm or later, depending on social activities or placements, with the exception of one free afternoon a week.

  • There is one lecture and visit per day.
  • Morning lectures:  between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. They are carried out in English.
  • Afternoons are dedicated to meeting active professionals in their own environment.
  • Placements: There are 2  days of professional placements during the program.
  • 1/2 day of street outreach
  • Personal work: in addition, each student should expect to undertake at least 1 hour of independent study per day.

Evenings are (usually) free for you to enjoy the great Parisian life.

Transferring Credit (outside Europe)

If you wish to transfer credit to your university of origin please have your international advisor contact us prior to your visit to see how we can help you.

Students may receive on request, a class sheet and a transcript at the end of their study period. It is agreed that this provides sufficient information to enable home universities to decide on the credit they wish to allocate and the grade(s) they wish to award to their students who studied at the Ecole Pratique de Service Social.

European Credit Transfer System (within Europe)

The program is credited 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

Assessment

Oral presentations or written-papers are part of the general assessment program which will also include a final evaluation.

Debrief sessions

Weekly debrief sessions are organized to make sure everyone is coping with their international learning experience.

Prior to the program

On-line classes

Prior to the program, participants are granted access to the on-line learning platform (Moodle) as well as a Google Drive containing complementary learning resources  to help prepare for the first lectures and visits.

The subjects covered on-line are (to date):

  • Social work
  • Social policies and institutions (provides a broader view of French society)
  • Social work professions
  • Aging
  • Prostitution
  • Gender and diversity

Placement choices

Based on experience,  areas of interests and distance, applicants can choose their placements from a variety of agencies. These are available on-line mid-June and cover most areas of social intervention in France.

French

Participants are encouraged to increase their grasp of the language by using multiple, free on-line ressources.

Classes take place in our gorgeous 19th century building located in the heart of the Montparnasse area. It is located 10 minutes away by foot from the dorm and across the street from the Luxembourg Garden.

 

Accommodation

Housing is located at Foyer International des Etudiantes

93 boulevard Saint Michel 75005 Paris

Amenities include:

  • Doorman 24/7
  • Rooftop view
  • Library and lounge
  • Internet
  • Small shared kitchen area(no cooking utensils are provided)
  • Non gendered bathrooms
  • Coin laundry and dryer
  • Sheets, bedding (no towels)
  • Weekly houscleaning
  • Elevator
  • NO air-conditioning

 

Your summer school package includes a wide range of services:

Package

DESCRIPTION INCLUDED RESTRICTIONS STARTS ENDS
STUDY PERIOD E-learning, lectures, field visits, placements  YES June 27 July 18
ACCOMODATION Double or single standard room

 

 YES Extra fees apply for a single room June 26 July 23
TRANSPORTATION PASS Unlimited metro, buses, express rail YES June 26 July 31
AIRPORT PICK-UP Airport pick-up from airport YES Specific hours, arrivals only, on request June 26
MEALS Breakfast YES June 27 July 23
1 Orientation Day Boat-ride, visit YES June 27
2-day tour Transfers, hotel, breakfast, visits YES July 1 July 2
1 Museum Pass 48 hour unlimited cultural pass (covers all museums in Paris area, including Versailles) YES June 27 July 23
Social events Opening and closing ceremonies, some shared meals, international evening YES June 27 July 18
BONUS DAYS 4 BONUS days, stay for FREE YES Accomodation only July 19 July 23
PLANE TICKET Transport to/from home country NOT INCLUDED
MEALS Lunch, dinners NOT INCLUDED

 Extra-curricular activities

  • Meet & Greet
  • Orientation afternoon
  • Week-end tour (2 days – Tour includes hotel, transportation, tickets)
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • International evening

 

And a few additional surprises…

 

Paris Summer School of Social Work 2022

Paris Summer School was an incredibly valuable experience. I was challenged both personally and professionally, and genuinely believe the impact of the program will be long-lasting in both areas. These three weeks have been packed full of learning opportunities, wonderful connections, and great fun. It may be a lot of work to figure out the logistics to get here but, I assure you, it is well worth your time! I’m so glad I didn’t miss out  » – Anna.

 

FEES

  ACADEMIC

PARTNERSHIP

EARLY-BIRD

(before Jan. 31)

STANDARD RATE
ZONE A 1550 € 1650 € 1750 €
ZONE B 2050 € 2250 € 2450 €
ZONE C 2590 € 2840 € 3090 €

 

ERASMUS+

Professional social workers or faculty members affiliated to European universities may apply for STT Erasmus+ funding. Students may request an SMP or SMS grant from their home university (conditions apply). Please contact your international coordinator to receive the necessary information.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Ecole Pratique de Service Social does not provide any scholarships. You may consult your home university study-abroad advisor to see if some grants are available. American citizens may contact Generation Study Abroad for information or support.

Contact: www.iie.org

APPLICATION

Inscription Summer School

Please take note that in order to take part in the Paris Summer School of Social Work Program you must be fully Covid-vaccinated in compliance with French Regulations.

STEP #2: ACADEMIC INFORMATION

STEP #3: PAYMENT INFORMATION

The information provided below will allow us to send you the relevant contract proposal should your application be accepted.

Meet the Team

Program Director

Claire Heijboer

Program Coordinator

Geraldine Umid

Pedagogical Coordinator

Alice Evain

Program Assistant and Logistics

Yvette Mosca

Accountant

Guillaume Angelvy