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21 November, 2021
European Joint Master in Social Work with Children & Youth is Life-Changing
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The unique MRU European Joint Master in Social Work with Children and Youth (ESWOCHY) draws students from all over the world to Vilnius to study in the Master's Degree programme.

Sometimes, in order to achieve our goals and be successful, we need to overcome a number of obstacles and never give up, despite failure. This is perfectly illustrated by MRU's team, whcih for many years did not stop pursuing its dream - to win funding for the prestigious Erasmus Mundus project, so that joint studies, "Social Work with Children and Youth" could see the light of day and become the first studies programme of such level in Lithuania. This however is not only the good news, but also an obligation.

First, because these studies are implemented together with partner institutions: Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia), Catholic University in Ružomberok (Slovakia) and Lisbon University Institute (Portugal), it is a European programme. This way not only content of studies is created together, but also a thorough selection of students is carried out. It ensures that they represent counties from all over the globe: Italy, Bangladesh, Philippines, Brazil, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Mauritius, Indonesia, Finland and even U.S.

ESWOCHY Students Become Immigrants of Love

The aim of this studies programme is very noble, because it will help to prepare a group of qualified specialists social work specialists, able to work with children and youth in any country of the world. At the same time, they get international experience, while studying each semester in a different country of partner universities. Their journeys will start in Lithuania; afterward studies will move to Latvia and Slovakia and finally end up in Portugal. This way ESWOCHY students will have a chance not only to get to know the peculiarities of social work in each country, but also meet people from various cultures, make new friends and build relationships, that will remind about this studies experience for the rest of their lives.

Recently, Vladislav Babchan - the ambassador of Slovakia in Latvia, was joking: “In September my ambassador year started and back then we didn't have many housework cases, like people losing documents…now we getting this kind of console issue from young people: “Well, I studied in Lithuania and I’m going to get married to this guy…” And this is not like one or two cases now. So, this is a very nice aspect of the whole situation. People get married, but this is also important and this opens up new horizons”. So we can make a definite conclusion, that ESWOCHY study programme does not only provide education and international diploma, but can influence destinies of students, turning them into love immigrants.

Several facts about European Joint Master in Social Work with Children and Youth (ESWOCHY)

Here are several facts about this unique studies programme from Vice-Dean for Science, Head of European Joint Master in Social Work With Children and Youth; ESWOCHY Consortium Coordinator at the Faculty of Human and Social Studies of Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania:

• Social Work with Children and Youth (ESWOCHY) – is the only “Erasmus Mundus” funded studies programme in Lithuania;

• Students, who apply and meet the selection criteria for these studies, can get full funding, that covers fees for studies as well as housing and traveling expenses during the whole time of studies;

• Selection takes place two times a year – in autumn and spring, the exact time is announced on official website https://eswochy.eu/news/;

• Feedback from ESWOCHY students: Tainna Souza from Brazil and Yeshna Aodhorah from St. Louis, Mauritius, Philippine student Jeffrey Razonabe,

So if you currently think that your life is missing adventures and you are eager to discover unique knowledge, that cannot be found anywhere else, then we definitely believe that you need to fill in the application and give it a try.

Who else if not you? When, if not now?