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Summer Medical Outreach Trip to Peru

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2022 in Community Announcements, Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

“Summer Medical Outreach trip to Peru Opportunity”

Content: “VAW Global Health Alliances at Buffalo is accepting applicants to their Summer Medical Outreach trip to Peru. Applicants from all backgrounds and majors who are passionate about learning and collaborating are accepted.

During clinic days interns will gain experience shadowing local physicians, taking vitals and learning about basic pharmacology. There will also be an opportunity to plan an interactive health lesson that will be presented to a classroom of young students. 

This is an intensive two week trip that is extremely valuable for someone who wants to gain insight on healthcare in communities abroad, while also experiencing a new country.

If you are interested please email for more information and an internship and E-Board application will be linked below.

Internship Application :

E-Board Application:


New First-Year Global Experience in Costa Rica or United Kingdom Deadline extended to October 7

Posted by Tim on October 4, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

First-Year Global Experience

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Description automatically generatedThis new initiative is open to UB first-year students who are interested in learning more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), developing their intercultural communication skills, and enhancing their ability to live and lead in a global society. This program combines an academic course with an embedded 10-day international study abroad experience in Winter 2023 with an opportunity to participate in a UB Global Summit event here on campus in Spring 2023. This is an interdisciplinary program that will offer 3-credit courses from a variety of academic disciplines. As part of our goal to increase study abroad opportunities for all students, special scholarships are available to help make this an affordable and accessible program for all UB first-year students. Jump start your UB Global Pathways progress while having an amazing and transformational global experience!

Eligibility: New UB First-Year Students from any academic discipline

When: January 2023

Where: Courses taught via Zoom with a 10-day embedded study abroad experience

               in either Costa Rica or the United Kingdom

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022


                 Office of Study Abroad Programs

                 201 Talbert Hall

                 Walk-in Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


APPLY TODAY: Winter & Spring 2023 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs Spots still available!

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2022 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Study Abroad this winter or spring on one of the following faculty-led programs that still have spots available!

ITALY: UB Classics in the Mediterranean Travel to Rome and Naples this January and earn 3 credits (CL 391: Art & Archaeology of Rome) for a UB Global Pathway (Arts/Humanities/Civilization and History Area) course and/or apply it to a relevant major or minor. The application deadline is Sunday, October 2, so apply today!

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UNITED KINGDOM: Culture and Performance Appreciation in London Travel to London this January and earn 3 credits (TH 325 Performance & the Critic) for a UB Global Pathway UB Arts Area course and/or apply it to a relevant major or minor. The application deadline is Sunday, October 2, so apply today!

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UNITED KINGDOM: UB Semester in London Live, study and work in Londonthis Spring 2023 semester and earn 12-15 credits that can satisfy UB Global Pathway courses and/or apply it to a relevant major or minor. The application deadline is Sunday, October 9, so apply today!

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UB Study Abroad Alumni Spotlight: Alexandria Colling

Posted by Tim on March 7, 2022 in Alumni, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

We are happy to share the March 2022 edition of our UB Study Abroad Alumni Spotlight series, which highlights the impact that studying abroad, has had on the careers and lives of UB Alumni! Along with sending students abroad this semester to Denmark, France, and on the Semester at Sea Program, I’m happy to add South Korea to the list. Although international travel comes with its challenges, especially during these times, we are happy to report that our students are doing well and enjoying their time overseas.

Meet Alexandria Colling, UB Study Abroad Alumna, and hear her speak about how participating in three study abroad programs (SUNY Brockport – Antarctica Winter 2013 Program, UB – Denmark: Technical University of Denmark Fall 2013 Program, and SUNY Albany – Finland: Field Course in Terrestrial Animals Summer 2014 Program) helped not only expose her to a career in Environmental Science, but prepared her to pursue her M.S. in Ecology and Biodiversity at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. Alexandria earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Psychology from UB. Not having met many people from different countries before, she values her study abroad programs for giving her another point of view from which to draw and has been able to use her study abroad experiences to help her stand out in job interviews. As a biologist, Alexandria highlighted her international experiences by creating a section on her résumé titled Field Experience and Fieldwork to include the projects she worked on while studying abroad in Antarctica and Finland. Alexandria is now a NEPA Specialist in Denver, Colorado and credits her study abroad programs to making her a better person!



Posted by Tim on February 3, 2022 in Career Oportunities, Study Abroad

Learn how you can earn UB credit studying overseas! Join us on Zoom for our Study Abroad Fair to learn about your study abroad options through UB and SUNY, meet with UB faculty regarding their unique faculty-led programs, gather information on financial aid and available scholarships, and chat with study abroad alumni about their international experiences to learn how you can fit studying abroad into your degree program at UB!

Wednesday, February 9 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM EST via Zoom

Click here to pre-register & join us via Zoom and contact our office via email with any questions!

In order to prepare for the fair, we encourage you to watch our pre-recorded study abroad presentation on YouTube:


UB Study Abroad Global Gallery: Photo Exhibition Featuring the Best Abroad Photos from 2011-2021 November 15-19

Posted by Tim on November 15, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Study Abroad

Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19 Talbert Hall 2nd Floor and on the Study Abroad Facebook Page

The UB Office of Study Abroad Programs is excited to announce our 2021 Global Gallery: Photo Exhibition. Although the current pandemic has made it difficult for students to participate in traditional education abroad programs and other international activities over the past 18 months, we know that student interest in these programs remains very high and hope that conditions will allow us to offer a range of transformational education abroad programs in 2022.

In recognition of the 2021 International Education Week (IEW), we have organized a photo exhibition that showcases 40 of the best UB student photos from study abroad experiences over the past decade (2011-2021). While we don’t have any new photos from the past year, we believe that it’s more important than ever to celebrate UB’s commitment to global education and to share amazing photos from the past to help everyone get excited about future opportunities for members of our UB community. International Education Week is a time for every student, staff, and faculty member to share international stories and photos, celebrate our diverse campus community, and recognize the positive local and global impact of education abroad programs.

Our Global Gallery: Photo Exhibition will be held in Talbert Hall in the 2nd Floor Hallway from November 15-19, 2021. We will also post these incredible student photos to our Facebook page. Please join us for this celebration of International Education Week and UB study abroad alumni!


Virtual Study Abroad to South Korea-Winter 2022

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

  1. Virtual (South Korea): Korea University (UB)

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15

UB and Other SUNY students can participate remotely in Korea University’s International Winter Campus (IWC) program. The three-week academic program includes a variety of challenging courses taught by distinguished faculty from prestigious universities around the world.

Students will take one to two virtual courses for a total of 3-6 credits. Each class offers a full semester-load of coursework condensed into three weeks. With the exception of Korean language classes, all classes are taught in English and no prior knowledge of Korean is necessary for enrollment in these courses. Korea University is an AACSB accredited institution.

Click here to view estimated costs for the virtual Winter 2022 Korea University (KU) program.

SUNY Contact: Karen Joppe (

If interested, students may contact the Study Abroad Advising Assistant, Karen Joppe, directly via email ( or contact our office (201 Talbert Hall; 716-645-3912; to schedule an appointment! Appointments can be by phone, via Zoom, or in-person, based on your preference.


Peru Virtual Study Abroad-Winter 2022

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

  1. Virtual (Peru): Global Citizenship Virtual Exchange Programs (SUNY Brockport)

Application Deadline: Friday, October 15

The Brockport Global Citizenship Virtual Exchange Programs were modeled after the SUNY Coil Global Commons program. In these Global Citizenship Virtual Exchange Programs, students will contribute to global sustainability by completing a project in small groups, in partnership with community based and nonprofit organizations around the world. Students will gain skills in intercultural communications and collaboration by completing a project for one of these partner organizations through the framework of the United Nations Sustainability Goals. Partner organizations around the world will work with groups of students to develop these stories and receive use of the final products.

SUNY Contact: Lindsay Lau (


Virtual Study Abroad to Italy-Winter 2022

Posted by Tim on October 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

  1. Virtual (Italy): Lorenzo de’ Medici (UB)

Application Deadline: Monday, November 15

LdM’s distance learning program is an exciting academic opportunity for students to connect with peers from all around the world while gaining invaluable insight into a variety of subjects for which Italy is world-renowned, from art history to fashion marketing, wine business, and gastronomy.

Students will enroll in 1 – 2 courses (3 – 6 credits), and follow lessons from Monday, January 3 – Monday, January 24, 2022. A mandatory orientation will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Click here to view the Winter 2022 LdM Course Offerings. Many of the winter courses currently listed on the LdM webpage have already been reviewed by UB departments and approved courses can be found on our website and/or in TAURUS. For example, the following LdM ONLINE courses have already been reviewed/approved for specific UB requirements:

  • ANC 215F/HIS 215F: Florentia: The Ancient Roots of Florence (LdM) > APPROVED for Global Pathway – UB Area – Civilization & History
  • ART 186F: Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present (LdM) > APPROVED for AHI 102LR: Survey of Art History: Italian Renaissance to Present (UB); APPROVED for Global Pathway – UB Area – Arts
  • BUS 250F: International Business (LdM) > APPROVED for GEO 330LEC: Dynamics of International Business (UB); APPROVED for Global Pathway – UB Area – Civilization & History OR Social Sciences
  • BUS 252F/IGC 252F: Wine Business & Marketing (LdM) > APPROVED for Global Pathway – No UB Area
  • GND 280F/PSY 280F: Love and Natural Selection: Science and Myth (LdM) > APPROVED for Global Pathway – UB Area – Humanities OR Social Sciences
  • PSY 320F: Psychology of Art and Human Creativity (LdM) > APPROVED for Global Pathway – UB Area – Arts OR Social Sciences
  • ITL 101F: Italian Language Elementary 1 (LdM) > APPROVED for Global Pathway – UB Area – Humanities OR Languages

**Please note that this list of course articulations is continually growing. If you would like additional courses reviewed for UB equivalents and/or Global Pathway requirement(s), please contact our office for further assistance.

Click here to view estimated costs for the virtual Winter 2022 LdM program.

SUNY Contact: Karen Joppe (


UB study abroad alumni spotlight: Dr.Julie Ficarra

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2021 in Alumni, Study Abroad

Meet Julie Ficarra, Ph.D., UB Study Abroad Alumna, and hear her speak about how studying abroad as a UB Honors College student helped shape her career as an Associate Director of Study Abroad in the International Programs Office at SUNY Cortland and now an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Global Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. Dr. Ficarra earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University, an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies from UB. She spent her summer after freshman year in Tanzania (SUNY Stony Brook), the fall semester of her junior year in England at the University of Oxford (SUNY Brockport), and the spring semester of her junior year at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic (SUNY New Paltz). She shares how impactful these experiences were and how they helped get her to where she is today!