Professor of Social work, Nancy Mudrick, has been selected for a Fulbright/Alsace Regional Award in France for Spring 2016 and will be hosted by Institut Supérieur Social de Mulhouse and Université de Haut Alsace. Her Fulbright project, Implementation of the 2005 French disability law at the local level; Strengthening a French-U.S. partnership in social work education, studies the implementation of the 2005 French disability law’s goals of self-determination and autonomy of people with disabilities. She will lecture on disability and evaluation methodology, consult on bachelor’s and master’s-level social work education, and further develop a collaborative course for SU and French social work students.

Her Fulbright application resulted from relationships built during the seven years that she has led MSW students to the RECOS seminar in Europe as part of SWK 710—Topics in Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy. Syracuse University students study comparative social work services across France, Germany and Switzerland with social work students from these countries.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, it has provided more than 300,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.