Asset Building Financial Inclusion Working Paper

Under-Utilized Contributions by International Students: Case Study for Education and Research

International social work education in the United States focuses on globalization and international practicum for American students. a readily available resource, international social work graduate students, is rarely utilized. This article discusses a case study of five African students who engage in a process of realigning their academic knowledge to respond to local social development challenges in their home countries. These processes result in profound innovations that are based on theory, indigenous experience, and culturally competent practice.

Project: Global Assets Project


Chowa, G., Danso, K., & Sherraden, M. (2007). Under-utilized contributions by international students: Case study for education and research (CSD Working Paper No. 07-20). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.