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Welcome to the NASW-NC International District! With close to 300 International NASW-NC members across the globe, we seek to provide information on Continuing Education opportunities, licensure and supervision, resources and contacts in other countries! Additionally, members receive a monthly e-newsletter specific to international social work. 


Click here to learn more about NASW's Work Internationally!



Access to the NASW-NC International District resources is a NASW North Carolina/International District member only benefit. If you are a member of NASW and NOT a member of NASW North Carolina, you are not able to access these resources. If you would like to affiliate your NASW membership with the NASW-NC International District, please call NASW Member Services at 800-742-4089

In an effort to better serve our International members, we have positions available specifically for District members on the NASW-NC Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors, click here.


We often get questions from social workers seeking to move abroad. Below are some helpful tips when thinking about moving abroad:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in that country about social work requirements and confirm what type of visa you will need to legally work.
  • Contact the licensing board in the state where you hold your clinical license regarding information about what to do with your license and continuing education while you are abroad.
  • Check with your liability insurance to ensure they will cover you if you move abroad.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen, register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Benefits include: receiving important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, and help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
  •  Check your health insurance policy to see if it covers you abroad. If not, it is advisable to enroll in an international health insurance plan. Additionally, consider emergency travel insurance that will protect you in case of emergency evacuations.
  •  Make sure that you have a valid passport that will remain valid through the entirety of your trip.

Find the NASW-NC International District on Facebook and Twitter for daily posts on conference opportunities, recent news and more!


To provide information about international job opportunities to our members.

To provide resources for continuing education opportunities to our members.

To provide networking and advice on living and working abroad.

To provide a "virtual member service” through blogs, social media and WebEd.

To play a leading role on the specific needs of social workers working abroad for the military.

To be the knowledge base for US social workers working abroad.

To develop international partnerships and to embrace social justice issues that are experienced by our members.



Promote the professional development of our members.

Establish and maintain professional standards of practice.

Provide services that protect our members and enhance their professional status.
Support social workers living and working abroad.


Links to additional resources

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Approval

International Advertising

Licensure and Supervision 

Country Contacts


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