Bosnia Course & Project Information and flyers

Course Information:

There is a GSSW course entitled: The Social Work Response in Post-War Bosnia.  This course meets in the spring and travels to Bosnia for 2 weeks in June.  There is an information session about this course on Thursday, 10/13 at 11:00 in Craig Hall room 284. The information flyer is attached to this posting and it can also be found at: .

Document: Info flier – Course

 Internship Information:

There is also an internship program at DU called Project Bosnia which is open to students across the university.  Students participating in Project Bosnia meet for 5 classes in the spring and then spend 8 weeks during the summer interning in Bosnia.  Information sessions for Project Bosnia are scheduled for this Friday, 10/14 at 11:00 in Craig Hall room 284 and again on Monday, 10/17 at 11:00 in Craig Hall room 284. The information flyer can be viewed online at: or can also be viewed as an attachment to this post.

Document: Info flier – Internship


Please let me know if you have any questions about either the Social Work course or the Project Bosnia internship as I am in charge of both of these programs.

Postcard Flyer: Postcard Internship Flyer


Ann Petrila

Ann T. Petrila, MSW, MPA, LCSW

Director of Field Education

Clinical Associate Professor

2148 S. High St.

Denver, CO  80208


Skype: annpetrila

Project Bosnia & Herzegovina – DU International Service Learning Program

Applications are now being accepted for Project Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), a DU International Service Learning Program, open to undergraduates and graduates of all majors.

Project BiH provides students the unique opportunity to learn about the Balkans region through combined academic study and service based internships in Sarajevo. While deeply embedded in the history, culture, and multiple complexities of the Balkan region, students will study the buildup to and years of war before moving on to explore where Bosnia is today and the ways in which Bosnian citizens, governments, businesses, and NGOs look forward towards the future. Project BiH participants will work alongside community members, partnering with local and international organizations that are seeking to address community and regional issues. Throughout the experience, students gain professional work experience and polish their skills as global citizens; while also engaging in reflection and personal growth.

Coursework will begin on select Friday afternoons during Spring quarter and internships take place in Sarajevo for two months over the summer. Students will also be encouraged to participate in language training prior to departure. This year’s program will again be directed by Ann T. Petrila, MSW, MPA, LCSW, Director of Field Education and Clinical Associate Professor of DU’s Graduate School of Social Work.

To learn more, join us for an information session or write  For more details and to apply, please visit the Office of International Education website:

Information Sessions:

Friday, Oct. 14th – 11:00 am (Craig Hall, Rm 284)

Monday, Oct. 17th – 11:00 am (Craig Hall, Rm 284)

Application Deadline:

Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 4:00pm (Applications must be turned in to the Office of International Education)

10 Points Week of October 10th

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1.            Upcoming Student Organization meetings:

•             Multicultural Social Justice (MSJ)  – Oct 11 and 25, 11-11:50am, room 384

•             GSA – October 26, 6:30-8pm room 384

•             Queer Equality Alliance (QEA) – Oct 11, 6pm, room 302 (conference room)

2.            Kaladis coffee will be available for free in the student kitchen on Monday October 17th and Friday October 21st.  Bring your own mug!!

3.            Blowout Sale !! on GSSW T-shirts and hoodies during lunch hour on the 2nd fl. lounge

on Mon Oct 10, Tues Oct 11, Thurs Oct 13, and Fri Oct 14.

4.            Links for the GSSW event calendar and non GSSW events can be found at   and . Bookmark these sites to always have easy access to what is going on.

5.            NASW is hosting our Student Council kick-off meeting on Oct. 19th, 5:30, at 3600 South Yosemite, in the lower level conference room.  We will be socializing, learning about NASW, hearing from you and planning our year.  Please RSVP at  and contact me at  with questions.

6.            Colorado Society of Clinical Social Work Brown Bag Series –Tuesday October 18th.  Room TBA. CSCSW hosts this brown bag (with free pizza) with a clinical case presentation by a local social worker on the 3rd Tuesday of most months.

7.            The Denver Psychoanalytic Society Brown Bag– October 25th, 11-11:50am, room 284. Mark Wolny will give a case presentation.

8.            Town Hall Meeting with Dean James Herbert Williams and Associate Dean Jean East will be held next on Tues Nov 1, 11-11:50am in room 484.

9.            Focus groups on sense of community at GSSW – contact  if you are a concentration year student and would like to participate in one of these focus groups.  They will take place over the lunch hour and pizza will be served.

10.          Advising time is upon us.  Contact your advisor for an appointment. Registration for winter quarter is Wed Nov 2.

Advisor assignments are now available in WebCentral/MyWeb:

o             Login to WebCentral

o             Click on the MyWeb Tab

o             Click on “Banner Self-Service”

o             Click on “Student and Financial Aid”

o             Click on “Student Records”

o             Click on “General Student Information”