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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/10/2020 07/19/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: Faculty-Led Field of Study: Social Work
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Faculty Program Leader: Kristin Bolton Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:

BRIEF: Introduction to Solution-Focused Practice in London

Program Description

Program Overview
This course is designed for Social Work and Public Health students interested in expanding their knowledge regarding solution-focused practices.This course will provide students an applied learning experience in which they will engage in a training presented by the owners of BRIEF. BRIEF is a world-renowned training center for solution-focused (SF) practices and has trained over 55,000 people worldwide. The training will focus on the application of SF practice in the UK. This experience will enhance students’
understanding of the SF model and the international context in which it is applied.

Students will be housed throughout London. The training will take place at a Monticello House, which is ideally situated in Bloomsbury, the academic and cultural heart of London. It is in very close proximity to the British Museum and the University of London. London is rich in history dating back to the Roman times—students will witness the development of the city from St. Paul’s Cathedral, to Big Ben, to The Shard. 

Program Activities & Features
While in London, students will have a chance to explore the thriving local culture. An inspiration for many other cities in the world, cafes, coffee shops, museums, and sports are only a couple of highlights offered for students. London also offers vibrant nightlife with opportunities for theater, dancing, music and more


  • Degree-seeking student
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.5+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

SWK 595: This course is designed as a 3-credit hour elective for students eligible to take Social Work graduate courses.
PBH 292: This course is designed as a 3-credit hour elective for students eligible to take Public Health undergraduate courses.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
March 1, 2020

Program Dates
July 10-19, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $1,478

Program Fee Includes:

  • Housing
  • Local Transportation
  • Training 
  • Health Insurance

Additional Costs:
(not included in program fee)

  • Tuition
  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport Transportation
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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