Short visits by persons from schools of social work as well as individual researchers from other countries or long visits for sabbatical research, for example, are welcomed. More officially organized long term arrangements for contractual exchange programs between schools for research, staff members, and students are also welcomed.
- The University (Chiba Campus) welcomed a delegates of nine members from Sri Lanka, including the highest-ranking Buddhist monk, two government senior ministers and the under secretary of Ministry of Buddhism and Religious Affairs (January 2014).
- A group of delegates from Sri Lanka and Nepal visited the university to study the Buddhist social work education curriculum (September 2014). Members were:
Rev. Prof. Ittademaliye Indasara Thera, Vice Chancellor, Pali and Buddhist University of Sri Lanka (Theravada section)
Rev. Acharya (Dr) Karma Sangpo Sherpa, Vice Chairman, Nepal Lumbini Development Trust, Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Nepal(Mahayana Section)
Prof. H.M.D.R. Herath, Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya,( Director-Academic Affairs of ,ISWEBM)
Mr. W.K. Anuradha Wickramasinghe, Director, Sri Lanka Lumbini Development Trust, Sri Lanka
The Institute staff visited the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University in Washington, DC (June 2014). While Georgetown University is a Christian university, it conducts research on social work practice by Buddhist monks. Its affiliated Center has published a paper titled "Monks as social workers" and a report titled Buddhism and Development: Communities in Cambodia Working as Partners (January 2012).