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International Days in Social Work Program - Austria

Application Deadline: Jan. 05, 2024
Dates: June 3 - 14, 2024
Location: Austria
Estimated Cost: $3,000 (Program fee)
Bursary amount: $1500/$2500
Physical activity requirement: Level 2


The 2024 International Days in Social Work will provide an opportunity for students from Social Services programs to travel to Linz, Austria to participate in a two-week opportunity in June 2024. NSCC is offering this program in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria – Linz Campus.

The first week will have students participating in the International Days in Social Work conference facilitated by the Linz Campus and other partners around the world. This first week includes lectures/workshops by international guest lecturers, site visits to social work organizations and cultural activities. During the second week, the program will consist of sessions related to various social work areas presented by local experts, site visits to local support organizations, and cultural experiences. NSCC will be joined by students from other universities/colleges in the United States and Europe.


  • Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes from tasks and projects in an international setting;
  • Outline the benefits of cross-cultural collaboration for work-related projects and tasks;
  • Build evidence of experiences and new learning (both personal and industry related) for portfolio development and the education of others;
  • Assess safety and risk pertaining to international travel to make informed decisions about traveling abroad;
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Austria.


Subject to change

October 2023 - Applications launched

January 5, 2024 - Application deadline

January 2024 - Student selection 

February 2024 - Online pre-departure course begins

April 19, 2024 - Pre-departure conference

June 3 - 14, 2024 - International Days in Social Work program in Austria

July 2024  - Evaluation and debrief

Fall 2024 - Celebration of learning

Student Eligibility


This program is open to students in any Social Services program at NSCC Students must be in good academic standing. Some international learning programs can fall under the Prior Learning and Assessment (PLAR) Procedures | NSCC. Students interested in this process should seek advice from a faculty advisor and academic chair prior to travel to review whether the international learning program could satisfy program or course outcomes.

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Cost Breakdown

Item Cost (estimated)
Program Fee (includes local accommodations, in-country ground transportation, program activities and some meals) $3000
Airfare (estimate) - student responsibility $1950
Passport and any associated fees (if having to apply for one) $200 travel insurance (mandatory purchased through and student books) - student responsibility $100
Immunizations & prescriptions (cost will vary depending on individual) $200 - $500
Transportation to and from Halifax airport (depending on distance to airport) $200
Other meals and incidentals (will vary depending on individual) $200
Items of personal nature, tourism activities and excursions outside of the program and souvenirs (varies depending on individual) $200

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