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Wednesday
09/06/17

Walking Palms Global Initiative Student Trip

Posted by Tim on September 6, 2017 in Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Buffalo Trip – January 18th-27th, 2018

 

Overview

Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April of 2016 resulting in high rates of mortality, morbidity, loss of homes, livelihoods and hope. Our medical clinic was developed in response to this tragic disaster and its lasting effects as we work towards recovery. We have set out to promote health from all its different angles through medical care, education, mental health attention, research and community building activities.

Who Are We?

We are the Walking Palms Global Initiative, an interdisciplinary team of young nurses, scientists and professional community developers on the ground that join forces with community members, Ecuadorian Ministry of Health, students, doctors and professionals in learning practical and theoretical applications toward ongoing global health disaster recovery.

Our Mission

Joining communities to promote sustainable development using a combination of education, holistic wellbeing techniques, medicine and research.

Be Part of Our Student Program!

Do you want to help disaster-stricken communities? Are you interested in learning about other cultures and alternative healthcare models? We are inviting engaged, curious and empathic students from relevant fields to come down to Ecuador for a hands on Global Health and Community Development Experience.

Our Student Program:

  • 40 hours of Clinical and Education Service to the
    communities
  • Medical Spanish Bootcamp
  • Sustainable Development Projects
  • Disaster Relief Training
  • Community Health Assessment Practice
  • Alternative Health Promotion Activities
  • Research Opportunities

Cost: $2,650

Cost includes all travel expenses, lodging & food, student program, and extra activities.

Contact Us!

Email: avriel@walkingpalms.org

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Tuesday
09/05/17

Impacts and Images: Reflections from the 2017 Tanzania Study Abroad Trip September 21

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2017 in Academic Presentations, Event, Networking, Study Abroad

I would like to invite you to “Impacts and Images: Reflections from the 2017 Tanzania Study Abroad Trip” to be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from  5 – 6:30 pm in 17 Norton, Experiential Learning Network. Refreshments will be provided.

Join us for an informal evening of engaging dialogue and images to include:

  • A selection of narrated photos by famed UB photographer, Doug Levere, to be featured in the Fall edition of UB’s Alumni Magazine, AtBuffalo
  • Student impacts including a video and evolving community-based research project
  • Pedagogical impacts and reflections by UB faculty
  • Information about upcoming trips and evolving global engagement initiatives

The program will be hosted in partnership with American Women for International Understanding (AWIU), an national organization focusing on woman-to-woman global understanding seeking to build membership in the Buffalo Chapter. AWIU offers mini-grants, delegation trips, mentored projects, and works with the State Department to co-host their International Women of Courage Celebration. http://www.awiu.org/about/

RSVP’s are requested to ensure sufficient space and refreshments ubeln@buffalo.edu

Wednesday
08/30/17

UB Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, September 13

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2017 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Networking, Study Abroad

UB Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Union Lobby

When will #UBabroad?

 

Thursday
08/24/17

Winter Study Abroad Opportunity to Jamaica

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad, Winter Session

Study Abroad in Jamaica? Absolutely!

When: Winter Session January 4-January 20, 2018

What: Behavior Driven Disease-A Global Epidemic (3 credits)

Who: Undergraduate students Interested in a career in healthcare

How: Experiential Learning Immersion

Contact Dr. Burton in the School of Public Health and Health Professions for more information: hburton@buffalo.edu

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