Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Aguadilla, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, United States
Partner: Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
“Future Social Workers Connect through Global Action Exchange Program”
The Future Social Workers Connect Through Global Action Program is a student and faculty exchange opportunity that aims to reduce vulnerability due to climate change and increase psycho-emotional resilience among communities impacted by natural disasters. Students pursuing social work from the Universidad Inter Americana de Puerto Rico, Aguadilla and the Universidad Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala will have the opportunity to engage in cooperative learning, comparative study, and social work practice as it relates to climate change adaptation and resilience. This will result in a student-led action project and symposium with the communities impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala.