Shanghai social work students visit UMaine

Eight undergraduates and one professor from the social work department of Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) in Shanghai, China are here for a three-week exchange with the University of Maine School of Social Work and the Intensive English Institute (IEI) July 1—20.

The students are receiving English language support from Erin-Kate Sousa of the IEI and social work lectures from Nancy Kelly, field education director in the School of Social Work. They will also tour various local social work organizations including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Maine Red Cross in Bangor, the Phillips-Strickland House (an assisted living facility), the Health Equity Alliance, the YMCA and the Game Loft in Belfast.

The group will also engage in cultural activities including visits to Acadia National Park, Bangor’s Fourth of July festivities, the outlets of Freeport, UMaine’s Hudson Museum, Page Farm and Home Museum, ice skating in the Alfond Arena and eating lobster.

This is the second year students from SHOU have come to UMaine.