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Monday
12/02/19

Summer Study Abroad to Costa Rica Focusing on Health Promotion

Posted by Tim on December 2, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

This course will begin by comparing the United States and Costa Rica health care system. Costa Rica, a middle-income Latin American country, rivals those of the U.S. in many health indicators while spending much less. The Costa Rican system focuses on health promotion and primary care to improve the health of vulnerable and needy population groups resulting in improved health for all. During this experience, students will explore various public health topics, including the difference in lifestyle in multiple areas around the country, health disparities between different ethnic groups, and how environmental health impacts human health. Various public health topics such as child health, substance use, mental health, and diet and lifestyle will be explored during different experiences and in-country lectures. 

For more information please contact: Jessica S. Kruger, Ph.D., CHES at jskruger@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Tuesday
11/26/19

Jamaica Field Service Project Abroad Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Tim on November 26, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

We are accepting applications for the 2020 course offerings of the Jamaica Field Service Project Abroad. This service learning program for university students is accredited by the State University of New York, and is open to qualifying students. 

As a participating university, I would appreciate it if you would share the details of the upcoming 2020 course offerings with your students and  colleagues. These 10 day service learning trips to Jamaica take place during college breaks, and are scheduled as follows:
   
  May 28 to June 7
    June 11 to 21

During our 2020 course offerings, we will again be volunteering in the local primary schools of Jamaica by bringing school supplies and tutoring in a number of areas – including literacy, art, science, math, music, physical education, and health. Students in the course prepare for their work with a combination of web-based materials, as well as supervised on-site instruction in Jamaica. 

Students may arrange for three academic credits or observation or practicum hours for this supervised field experience course in Jamaica. You can find additional program info, including photos and testimonials from past participants at the program website – www.jafsp.org. Any student who is interested in attending or would like further information may email the Jamaica Field Service Project at willse@potsdam.edu.

The program is assisted in Jamaica by the Rotary Club and Peace Corp members of Jamaica. Many students are successful in seeking financial assistance for this experience either through their local Rotary Clubs, or directly from their university’s study abroad or financial aid offices, for this 10 day study abroad course in Jamaica. 

I look forward to offering this opportunity to your students. If you or your students have any questions about the upcoming 2020 course offerings, feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, 

Eric Wills

Executive Director 
Jamaica Field Service Project
State University of New York at Potsdam 
US 518.288.8652
JA  876.357.4350
willse@potsdam.edu
wills@jafsp.org
http://www.jafsp.org

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Friday
10/11/19

Alternative Break 2020 – Application Deadline Extended!

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2019 in Student experience, Study Abroad, Volunteering, Winter Session

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.

Trip destinations and dates include the following:

  • New Orleans, LA – January 19-25
  • Dominican Republic – March 14-21
  • Washington. DC – March 15-21
  • Buffalo, NY – March 16-20

Applications are now due October 15, 2019.

Wednesday
10/09/19

Italy: UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program

Posted by Tim on October 9, 2019 in Study Abroad, UB Curriculum, Winter Session

Check out the UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2020 Program!

UB Classics in Italy is a winter session program that will take place around the spectacular and historic Italian cities of Naples and Rome. The program is designed to provide a vivid introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while savoring the cultural attractions and achievements of all of the important eras of later Roman and Italian history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the Fascist era to today.

It’s an incredible opportunity for students to travel to Rome and Naples, earn UB credits, and learn about Italy’s ancient history from an expert in the field! It is perfect for students who still need to fulfill an Arts or Humanities UB Area in their Global Pathway and/or could use CL 391: Art and Archaeology of Rome to fulfill a minor/major program requirement/elective.

The application deadline is October 15, 2019!

Monday
10/07/19

Summer Internship to Peru for Outstanding Minority Undergrad and MA students

Posted by Tim on October 7, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Study Abroad

MHIRT Introduction

The San Diego State University Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (SDSU MHIRT) is a component of the national MHIRT program funded by the National Institutes of Health. We provide international training experiences to students from health disparity backgrounds with a goal of encouraging such students to pursue careers in biomedical, clinical, and behavioral health research. The ultimate mission of the MHIRT program is for MHIRT trainee alumni, through their careers as researchers and medical professionals, to work to reduce, and eventually eliminate, healthcare disparities in the United States.

The SDSU MHIRT Program is always interested in receiving applications from exceptional candidates. In addition to meeting the below criteria, we are looking for applicants with a high level of emotional maturity, professionalism, and dedication to improving the research and outcomes of populations affected by health disparities post matriculation. To be eligible for the MHIRT program you must, at minimum, meet the following criteria: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

  • You must come from an NIH specified minority group underrepresented in biomedical research. (Please visit our Program Overview page for more information).
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have junior or senior class standing at your institution. Previous undergraduate research experience is highly recommended.
  • Master’s students must have previous research experience in the area of our MHIRT training programs.
  • You must show a commitment to pursuing a career in research, public health, or another field, focused on health disparities.
Tuesday
10/01/19

2020-2021 Language Programs in India (Funding Available)

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2020 and academic year 2020-2021 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. For summer Hindi we require the equivalent of one year of prior Hindi study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS or other funding if available at their institutions to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu is available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see www.clscholarship.org). AIIS has some funding available for summer students who cannot procure their own funding. This funding is allocated on the basis of the language committee’s ranking of the applicants. AIIS will award language fellowships, on a competitive basis, to academic year and fall semester students, which would cover all expenses for the program. Those eligible for these fellowships are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will have had the equivalent of at least two years of prior language study by September 2020. AIIS offers Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Urdu and other languages at all levels for the fall and academic year although fellowships would only be available for students who will have had the equivalent of two years of prior language study by the beginning of the program.AIIS will offer funding to masters students to complete a capstone project of their choosing upon completion of the summer program. The application deadline is December 31, 2019. Applications can be downloaded from the AIIS web site at www.indiastudies.org. For more information: Phone: 773-702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.

Wednesday
09/18/19

United Kingdom: UB Semester in London Spring 2020 Program Information Session – September 18, 2019

Posted by Tim on September 18, 2019 in Academics, Internships, Study Abroad

The United Kingdom: UB Semester in London Spring 2020 Program offers 2-3 Sociology courses (SOC 467, SOC 358, SOC 499 –optional) AND 6 credits of an internship! There will be an information session TODAY (Wednesday, September 18) from 5-6pm in NSC 216. All are welcome to attend!

Friday
08/30/19

Study Abroad Fair – September 26

Posted by Tim on August 30, 2019 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Learn more about the hundreds of study abroad programs available to UB students. UB faculty and staff will be representing their faculty-led study abroad programs. Additionally, representatives from other SUNY campuses will be on site to advertise the study abroad programs they sponsor (and which are available to UB students). Come chat with students who have studied abroad and learn how you can fit studying abroad into your degree program at UB!


Thursday, September 26, 2019

11:00AM – 2:00PM

Student Union Lobby

Monday
04/29/19

2020 Winter Study Abroad to Jamaica for Pre-health Students

Posted by Tim on April 29, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Consider Studying Abroad in Jamaica over winter session 2020 that emphasizes experiential learning and is designed specifically for pre-health majors. For these types of programs, it’s best to start planning early. There are many more details to consider compared to just signing up for a regular course. Acceptance is competitive and there is a cap of 16 students. You can find the application and more information on the Study Abroad website, under “winter session.” (http://www.buffalo.edu/studyabroad/projects/ProgramSearch.html)