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Thursday
02/16/17

International Study Scholarship

Posted by Tim on February 16, 2017 in Academics, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

 

Are you interested in studying abroad but need funding? Download your application today on the Honors College website and submit your application materials by April 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.

Monday
02/13/17

South Africa & Rwanda Summer 2017 Program

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2017 in Study Abroad

We have an info session for our South Africa & Rwanda Summer 2017 Program on Wednesday, February 15 in 115 Talbert Hall from 4pm-5pm.

 

Monday
02/06/17

International Study Scholarship Deadline April 3 for Summer or Fall Funding

Posted by Tim on February 6, 2017 in Competitions, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

International Study Scholarship

Are you interested in studying abroad but need funding? Download your application today on the Honors College website and submit your application materials by April 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.

Friday
11/11/16

Study Abroad Photo Contest and Exhibition November 17

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Study Abroad

PHOTO CONTEST & EXHIBITION

You are invited to attend the 14th annual UB Study Abroad Photo Contest & Exhibition.  UB Study Abroad will have study abroad participants submit photos illustrating their study abroad experience and we strongly encourage you to come to the Student Union Flag Room to see the photographs taken all over the world by UB study abroad participants.  There will be a presentation of the winners at 1pm and refreshments will be provided.  Please attend this International Education Week event and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award.  We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, November 17th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Student Union Lobby

Friday
11/11/16

Study Abroad Alumni Panel “Addressing the Myths of Study Abroad” November 14

Posted by Tim on November 11, 2016 in Academic Presentations, Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Workshops

STUDY ABROAD ALUMNI PANEL, “Addressing the Myths of Study Abroad”

Interested in studying abroad but worry that you cannot fit it into your academic plan? Join UB Study Abroad Programs and hear from a panel of study abroad alumni about their study abroad experiences from beginning to end. In this presentation, you will learn about scholarships and financial options, flexible programs, and the personal experiences of your peers who have studied abroad!

Monday, November 14th from 2:00-3:00pm in Student Union 210

Monday
11/07/16

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Posted by Tim on November 7, 2016 in Academics, Networking, New Programs, Study Abroad

Who will be the next generation of Humanity in Action Fellows? Applications for our programs in Europe and the United States are now open. 

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities  who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2015 and 2016 are eligible.  The deadline to apply to these programs is January 4, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.

The European Programs

In 2017, the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. To learn more about the European programs, click here.

The American Program

In 2015, Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights launched the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia. The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. In its first two years, the program explored the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights in Atlanta. In its third year, the John Lewis Fellowship is expanding to focus on restorative justice in Atlanta.  The four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice will involve a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows, speakers and staff will produce a blueprint – “An Appeal for Human Rights and Restorative Justice” for the city. They will explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban and residential planning, police practices, local and state government, religious institutions, and the arts.  Humanity in Action is proud to partner with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., to develop this important program and is deeply grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support provided through The Center. To learn more about the American programs, click here.

Wednesday
11/02/16

2017 Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE) going to Scotland and Ireland

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2016 in Academics, Study Abroad, Summer Courses

The Division of University Life & Services is excited to announce that the 2017 Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE) Program will take UB student leaders to Scotland and Ireland from May 23 – June 3, 2017.

SLIDE is an international learning experience specifically designed for UB student leaders, giving them an opportunity to learn about leadership from a global perspective and interact firsthand with other student leaders from around the world.

The SLIDE program is designed to expose University at Buffalo student leaders to leadership and culture abroad in a number of facets. This program:

  • Examines historical and cultural types of leadership
  • Exposes students to cultures that are different from their own
  • Requires students to reflect on their experiences from a holistic worldview perspective
  • Examines the reciprocal nature of leadership and culture

 For more detailed information, including program logistics and costs, please download the informational slideshow.

Online applications are due via UBlinked by Wednesday, November 30, 2016. If selected to move forward in the application process, you will be notified to schedule a 30-minute informal interview. 

 

Wednesday
10/26/16

Fulbright: Where Will you Go? Information Session November 3

Posted by Tim on October 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Event, Graduate School Programs, Study Abroad

Fulbright: Where Will You Go?

Thursday, November 3, 2016
3:00 p.m.
107 Capen Hall

Fulbright U.S. Student Programs provide an opportunity for U.S. citizens to teach English or conduct research abroad.  You can apply for a Fulbright grant to travel after you complete a bachelor’s degree or during a graduate program.

Hear from members of the UB community who are or have been Fulbright recipients.  They will tell you about their experiences and the long-term impact that Fulbright has had for them!

Tuesday
10/25/16

MA/MSc in International and World History

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, Graduate School Programs, New Programs, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Columbia University and the London School of Economics

The world is more interconnected than ever. Join leading historians to study how we arrived here. An innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. The program provides the students with new frameworks and tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world: migration, trade, war, technology, epidemic disease, and environmental change.  At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.

Students spend the first year in New York and the second year in London and receive Master’s degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s greatest cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.

The program offers summer research fellowships and financial aid opportunities.

Early application deadline is January 15, 2017.  Final application deadline is March 15, 2017.

To learn more, please visit worldhistory.columbia.edu

Find us on social media:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/intlworldhist

Twitter:https://twitter.com/intlworldhist

LinkedIn:http://lnkd.in/dP8C3w8

Thursday
09/29/16

Summer Arabic Language and Media Program in Oman (Fully Funded)

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

SALAM 2017: Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) Program

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2017 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program.  SALAM 2017 will be held at the Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers in Manah, Oman in Summer 2017. This intensive Arabic language program will allow students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic, while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture.

Classes are held 8:00am to 1:30pm Sunday through Thursday (Friday and Saturday are the weekend in Oman). Students will study Modern Standard Arabic and media Arabic. In addition to classroom language instruction, students will have access to Omani peer language partners, organized weekend trips around Oman, extracurricular activities, and weekly lectures.

Students will be housed in shared student housing. The program also provides: three meals a day, transportation to and from student housing and the university, internet access, and onsite laundry and gym facilities.

Funding decisions will be made based on the strength of the application and its relevance to SQCC’s mission of fostering understanding between the U.S. and Oman.

2017 application period will open in mid-November.

Program Cost

SQCC will cover international travel to and from Washington, D.C. and Muscat, Oman, program language classes, room, board, SALAM-sponsored travel for weekend excursions, and all entrance fees for program activities. Students will be required to purchase travel insurance, and international health and medical evacuation insurance.

Participants will be required to meet in Washington, D.C. for orientation, prior to departure to Oman, and will be responsible for their transportation to and from Washington, D.C.

Program Dates
TBD

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizen;
  • Enrolled in a degree seeking program (undergraduate, MA or PhD) in spring 2017;
  • Completed four semesters (or the equivalent) of university-level Arabic coursework by the end of the spring semester;
  • Passport that is valid until 6 months after the end date of the program.

Requirements

  • Application
  • Resume
  • Essays
    • Write an essay discussing what you hope to accomplish during the SALAM program and how you plan to incorporate this experience into further academic or career plans. (500-750 words)
    • Describe a time, either abroad or in the U.S. when you interacted with a person/people from a different culture than your own. What was your experience like? What challenges did you face, and how did you resolve them? (200 words)
    • Write an essay, in Arabic, introducing yourself to the SALAM program staff, including a discussion of your personal and professional interests and goals. (175 words)
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from an Arabic instructor
  • Unofficial transcripts


Expectations and Follow-up

Recipients of a SALAM scholarship will be required to participate fully in all classroom and SALAM-organized activities while in Oman. Please note that the focus of this program is Arabic language study, and that Manah is a small town with limited recreational activities beyond those organized by the program.

Upon return to the U.S., participants are expected to share their experiences from their time in Oman through a variety of activities, such as:

  • Public presentations
  • Articles
  • Publicizing the SALAM program at your home campus
  • K-12 school visits
  • Outreach to Omanis and other Arabs in your community/on your campus
  • Participating in forums about Oman, the Middle East, and Islam

Code of Conduct and Program Policies
You are a representative of your university, Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic Language to Non-native Speakers, and the United States while you are in Oman. You must abide by the laws of the U.S. and Oman while you are in the program, the rules of the College, and the points listed below. You will conduct yourself professionally and to a high standard, both in the classroom and in public.

  • No recreational drugs or alcohol use; no smoking on the school property
  • No religious proselytizing
  • Students must adhere to a conservative dress code while in public (for women: floor-length skirt or long tunic over pants, with at least ¾ shirt sleeves; for men: pants and long/short sleeved shirt)
  • Students will treat their peers, faculty, and staff with respect, and will not verbally insult anyone
  • Students will respect school property, including their living space, and will not intentionally damage or destroy school property in any way
  • Students will obey the College staff and instructors
  • No traveling outside of the country
  • Participants agree to have their likeness used in promotional material, SQCC website, and social media.

Failure to follow these rules and guidelines, or any laws, may result in expulsion from the program.

How to Apply
Submit completed application form and supporting materials via this website.  Have references also submit their letters of recommendation on this page. IMPORTANT: you will receive a confirmation number upon submitting your application. You must give this confirmation number and the link to the reference page to your references, who will need both in order to upload their letters of recommendation. Your references will not be contacted by SQCC; you need to instruct them to upload their letters.

Deadline for submission of all application materials is 11:59pm EST, January 10, 2017. Submission deadline for letters of recommendation is 11:59pm EST, January 15, 2017. 

PLEASE REMEMBER: Many of your references will be traveling during winter break. Be sure to give them enough notice regarding  your letters of recommendation, and remind them of the deadline.

QUESTIONS? Please contact SQCC Program Officer Emily Voight at evoight@sqcc.org