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Tuesday
07/11/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica for Health-Related Fields

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic Study Abroad: Mona, Jamaica (near Kingston)

Term Year                                            Dates

Winter Session 2018               Begin: 1/4/2018     End: 1/20/2018

Program Description

This experiential learning program will enable students in health related fields to compare obesity prevalence (and accompanying behavior-driven disease) between a culture they would typically not know (Jamaica) and our culture in the United States. Students will spend 3 days in Buffalo reviewing and discussing basic concepts and theories. The group will then travel to The University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica and spend 13 days traveling to different sites around the island, observing and interacting with the population.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The course is an intensive 3-credit elective that will allow student participants to explore how lifestyle choices related to food intake and physical activity levels are linked to obesity from 2 perspectives – the United States and Jamaica.  The U.S. has one of the highest obesity rates in the world – approximately 37% of the adult population is obese. Jamaica’s rate is about half that, standing at 20%.

The primary objective is to have the students identify and describe factors that contribute to the lower prevalence in Jamaica. To satisfy this objective, students will attend classroom sessions before departure to learn how the divergence of cultural and biologic evolution has created an environment of abundance and comfort, leading to widespread overconsumption of food and physical inactivity. In Jamaica, participants will interact with faculty and students in health-related disciplines at UWI, will explore markets and farms in the area to determine the availability and cost of fresh food, and will visit various restaurants and other food outlets to assess nutritional value of prepared food. Through observation, immersion, and survey, students will explore daily physical activity patterns among individuals in different settings – city, village/town, and rural – to make comparisons and analyze results. Students will also engage and interact with obesity practitioners and patients during visits to community health centers and clinics.

A secondary objective is to have students use information they gather to explore mechanisms through which physical inactivity and poor nutrition are linked to high risk for contracting heart disease and diabetes and how adopting an active lifestyle and better eating habits can reduce risk, increase quality of life and delay the onset of debilitating illness later in life.

ACCOMMODATION

For most of the program, students will stay in dormitories at the University of the West Indies. While in Port Maria, the group will stay in a hostel arranged by the program.

ESTIMATED COST

Estimated cost for this program is in the range $3800 – $4100. Includes tuition (3 credits), air fare, accommodation in Jamaica, meals and transportation to and from the Kingston airport and to different sites around the island. Any personal expenses (souvenirs etc) need to be added to the final cost.

TO REVIEW THE SYLLABUS

Contact the Faculty Program Advisor:

Dr. Harold Burton hburton@buffalo.edu

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

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