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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.


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. 



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!


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

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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


  • 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.


  • 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


Honors College International Study Scholarship Deadline November 1

Posted by Tim on September 26, 2016 in Community Announcements, Honors College Scholarships, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, 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 November 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to 106 Capen Hall.


Study Abroad in London This Winter!

Posted by Tim on September 12, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

The University at Buffalo offers several great study abroad opportunities in the heart of London, one of the most diverse, culturally exciting, and globalized cities in the world. Consider applying to the London Winter Session: Sociology of Food, which runs from Dec 28, 2016 to Jan 18, 2017 ( Or, even better, make a more sustained commitment to join the UB Semester in London from January 11-April 22, 2017 ( The 2017 UB Semester in London program turns students into genuine Londoners, by combining a live/study/work semester long experience. There is comparative coursework on cutting-edge social issues, opportunities to pursue independent research, and a professional internship in your area of interest, for academic credit. Internships integrate students into local organizations and provide opportunities to enhance intercultural skills and career prospects, while making an active contribution to the company or organization. In today’s complex world and competitive graduate programs and job markets, the decision to study abroad is one of the best investments you can make. No wonder students rate their study abroad experiences among the most important of their undergraduate careers! Because this is a UB program, the winter session or semester abroad experience can be integrated with nearly any major, even in the last semester before graduation! Interested? Attend an information session on Monday Sept 12 from 5-6:50 pm at 115 Talbert Hall, or Tuesday Sept 13 from 4:30-6:30 pm at 213 Norton Hall. For additional information, contact UB Study Abroad staff ( or Debra Street (, Professor of Sociology and director of both programs. Will UB the person who has international study and work experience when you graduate? Maybe, if you start planning now! 


UB Study Abroad Fair September 6

Posted by Tim on September 1, 2016 in Academics, Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Study Abroad Fair
Tuesday, September 6
1:00-4:00 p.m.Student Union

Opportunity to win a scholarship valued up to $1,000!

When will #UBabroad?
Office of Study Abroad Programs
201 Talbert Hall


Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships-Deadline to apply is June 30

Posted by Tim on May 10, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Research

ORAU has partnered with the Australian Government to seek U.S. and Canadian applicants for Australia’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, an internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides up to $272,500 Australian dollars (~$204,000 USD or ~$260,000 CAD) for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world.

Applicants may apply through 11:59 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) June 30, 2016, for the following opportunities:
• Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides up to AU$272,500 for eligible non-Australians including Americans and Canadians to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or Ph.D. level either by coursework or research in any field in Australia for up to two years (Masters) or four years (Ph.D.).
• Endeavour Research Fellowships provide up to AU$24,500 for American and Canadian postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers to undertake 4-6 months of research in Australia.
• Endeavour Vocational Education and Training Scholarship provides up to AU$131,000 for Americans and Canadians to pursue an Australian diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree over the course of 1-2.5 years.
• Endeavour Executive Fellowship provides up to AU$18,500 for professional development opportunities (1-4 months) for high achievers in business, industry, education or government from eligible participating countries.
Program benefits include travel and establishment allowances that can be used towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, study materials, or computer/software expenses. A monthly stipend is also provided to cover living expenses while residing in the host country. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years of age and have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree. For more information on eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website.
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Funding Available for Bangla Language Study Summer 2016

Posted by Tim on March 4, 2016 in Academics, Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

Funding Available for Bangla Language Study – Summer 2016

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) is pleased to announce fellowships for the study of Elementary and Intermediate Bangla during summer 2016 at the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) in Madison, Wisconsin. Awards for the Intermediate level will be dependent upon the Intermediate class being offered by SASLI this summer. The Bangla Language Program funding will award full tuition scholarships for study at SASLI. Students will be responsible for their own costs of living and travel expenses (between $1,700-$2,500).

The summer 2016 program will run from June 13 – August 5. The Bangla language course at SASLI is an intensive course, meeting 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday, and covering a full year of language study in 8 weeks. At the end of the course, students receive 8 credits from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Due to the intensive nature of the course, students receiving funding from AIBS will not be allowed to maintain outside employment for the duration of the summer program.

Applicants must be US citizens and enrolled at a US institution of higher education.

Applications for the AIBS Bangla Language Program should be sent by email to by midnight on March 27, 2016 (CST). Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Applicants who are selected for AIBS funding will also need to apply to SASLI for enrollment purposes. For more information about applying to SASLI, visit

Any questions can be addressed to AIBS by e-mail at or by phone at (608) 265-1471. We look forward to your application!