Overseas social work placements: Can a well-designed workflow contribute to the success of an overseas placement?


  • Lee Henley Children’s Future International
  • Simon Lowe University of Waikato
  • Claudia Munro Tutaki Youth Inc




placement, overseas, flow, knowledge


This article reflects on the importance of workflow design for students completing field education as part of a social work degree. Specifically, this article examines this in the context of an Aotearoa New Zealand social work student from the University of Waikato (UoW) completing a final placement at a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Battambang Cambodia, Children’s Future International (CFI). The main body of the article reflects on the advantages of designing an overseas placement approach which is planned to flow from theory development to practice implementation, termed “knowledge development and flow” (Henley et al., in press).


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How to Cite

Henley, L., Lowe, S., & Munro, C. (2019). Overseas social work placements: Can a well-designed workflow contribute to the success of an overseas placement?. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 31(2), 69–76. https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol31iss2id634