University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Monday
02/24/20

2020 Asian Studies Undergraduate Study Abroad Award

Posted by Tim on February 24, 2020 in Fellowships, Scholarship Opportunities, Study Abroad

The 2020 Undergraduate Study Abroad Award

The Undergraduate Study Abroad Award supports study abroad for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, AY 2020-21, or Spring 2021. The deadline for the application is March 30, 2020.

The awards will range between $500 and $1000. All UB undergraduate students are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in the Asian Studies Program.

Eligibility Requirements

·       Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate at the University of Buffalo in good academic standing at the time of your application

·       At the time of applying for this award, you must already have applied to a study abroad program in Asia through the UB Study Abroad office. Exceptions will be considered with prior approval from the Asian Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Amanda Kennell.

Criteria

·       Foreign language study is a component of the program

·       Participation in an established, credit-bearing study abroad or exchange program

·       Preference shall be given to applicants who are studying abroad for the first time or in a country or region to which they have never before traveled

·       Awards are based on academic merit and seriousness of purpose

·       The applicant agrees to be an ambassador for Asian Studies at UB by sending occasional posts and photos of their experiences while in-country for use on the Asian Studies Program’s social media and website. The applicant must also be willing to talk with other students about their study abroad experience upon returning to UB.

Application Materials and Guidelines

Please submit the following 4 items:

  1. The online application form (http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/).
  2. A personal statement no longer than 3 pages double-spaced, 11 or 12 point font, following the outline below:
    • The Program. Describe the program: what is the length of the program, the course of intended study, and the language focus? You may include a program info sheet or brochure as supporting documentation if one exists.
    • The Language. What language training have you acquired prior to the study abroad program? What is your expected proficiency at the end of the study abroad program? What is your goal in learning this language?
    • Academic Purpose. Describe your academic reasons for selecting a particular program and explain in detail how the study abroad program will fit into your overall academic program and goals. 
  1. Development. Describe how the program benefits your personal, academic, and professional development.
  2. Candidacy. Why are you a particularly strong candidate for this award?
  3. One letter of recommendation from a professor who has taught you in an Asian Studies-related course. The letter of recommendation must be submitted in a sealed envelope signed by the professor or emailed as an attachment directly from the professor.
  4. A current copy of your transcript.

Submission Instructions

Email Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu with “Study Abroad Award Application: [your name]” in the subject line. Attach the completed application form, your personal statement, and your transcripts. Ask your professor to email their letter of recommendation as an attachment to Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu with “Study Abroad Recommendation: [your name]” in the subject line.

*All application materials must be submitted by 4pm on Monday, March 30, 2020.*

Please direct any questions about your submission to Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu.

Friday
02/21/20

Fall 2020 Study Abroad Applications in the UK Are Open!

Posted by Tim on February 21, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad in the United Kingdom this Fall 2020 semester? Applications are open and have March 15 application deadlines!

Please review the Fact Sheets at the top of each program brochure to learn about eligibility requirements (3.0 GPA requirement). View the program brochures for important information about application deadlines, academic information and course offerings, estimated budgets/costs, housing options, and more! If you have a program or two in mind, please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling the Study Abroad office (716-645-3912) or stopping in during office hours (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm) to discuss your questions (201 Talbert Hall).

These programs are all EXCHANGE – this means you will be charged your regular UB tuition and will not be charged additional tuition costs by the host university. Please see estimated budget sheets for more information surrounding costs associated with exchange programs.


Wednesday
02/12/20

Black History Month Events- UB Intercultural and Diversity Center

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Student experience, Study Abroad

OWN IT

Join the Intercultural and Diversity Center celebrating the beauty of being black. We will be taking Polaroid pictures to celebrate. Come show support!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 – 12:30 p.m. 

SU Lobby

CATCH THAT FLIGHT

Join us for an information session for students who want to study abroad, featuring actual accounts of those who have studied abroad!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 – 5:30-7:00 p.m.  

SU 240

Save the Date!

Saturday, April 4th

Save the date for a summit dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering students of color and allies. Learn about navigating predominantly white spaces, self care, and creating connections.

Friday
01/31/20

Singapore Summer 2020 Program!

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2020 in Study Abroad

Asian Business & the Global Economy

Join us this summer in Singapore! This six-week program offers students
an opportunity to live in Asia, experience its culture and sights, and visit
multinational companies to learn about the opportunities and challenges
unique to Asia. Students will earn six credits and take two courses at
UB’s Singapore campus. The program is open to all majors!

Information sessions: Thursday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 12 from 5 pm – 6 pm in Alfiero 205

Friday
01/31/20

Study Abroad Fair – February 5, 2020

Posted by Tim on January 31, 2020 in Study Abroad

Learn how you can earn UB credit studying overseas! Attend the Study Abroad Fair to learn about 80+ UB programs, 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 5, 2020 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM in the Student Union Lobby

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!