How to Become an International Social Worker

To pursue a career as an international social worker, you need several qualifications, including education, licensing, and work experience. Your education must include a bachelor’s degree in social work, community organizing, or a foreign language, followed by a master’s degree in social work. You need a state license to practice as a social worker in the U.S. Most organizations that hire international social workers require you to have at least five years of domestic social work experience. You need strong foreign language skills and an understanding of the culture to handle your duties and responsibilities abroad.