When someone looks for careers to work abroad, international social work is not the first thought. Many pursue international business or work in hospitality and tourism. Others have dreams to be a full-time travel blogger. And most assume that social workers solely work in foster care or become therapists. However, as a social worker who works globally, there is more than meets the eye.
So what the heck is an international social worker? Usually, it’s followed up by, “I just thought y’all took peoples’ kids away?”
We do more than that, so I’m here to break it down. It is a field that even the most seasoned social workers do not fully understand. It is also one you can pursue if you want to live, travel, and work abroad too! Here is what you should know about international social work as a career for your global aspirations.