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Monday
03/07/22

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!

Thursday
02/03/22

UB STUDY ABROAD FAIR

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 studyabroad@buffalo.edu with any questions!

In order to prepare for the fair, we encourage you to watch our pre-recorded study abroad presentation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eZOX_p88Rmk.

Monday
11/15/21

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!

Monday
10/11/21

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 (karentho@buffalo.edu)

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

Monday
10/11/21

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 (Llau@brockport.edu)

Monday
10/11/21

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 (karentho@buffalo.edu)

Monday
09/13/21

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!

Tuesday
09/07/21

UB Study Abroad Fair September 22

Posted by Tim on September 7, 2021 in Event, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

UB VIRTUAL STUDY ABROAD FAIR

Learn how you can earn UB credit studying overseas! Join us on Zoom for our Virtual Study Abroad Fair to learn about 80+ UB programs, meet with UB faculty regarding their unique faculty-led programs, connect with representatives from UB’s partner universities overseas, 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, September 22 from 3:00PM – 5:00PM EST via Zoom

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

In order to prepare for the fair, we encourage you to watch our pre-recorded study abroad presentation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eZOX_p88Rmk.

Tuesday
05/04/21

UB Study Abroad May 2021 Alumni Spotlight

Posted by Tim on May 4, 2021 in Community Announcements, Study Abroad

We are happy to share the May 2021 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! Please feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested and let us know if you have any students you’d like us to highlight in the future.

Meet Lukas Dickash, UB Study Abroad Alumnus, and hear him speak about how participating in UB’s International Christian University (ICU) Summer Program has allowed him to pursue a career in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher. Lukas earned a B.A. in Linguistics with a concentration in Language, Society and Communication, and a minor in Japanese Studies, which helped him satisfy his degree requirements for his minor over the summer instead of needing to complete a full year at UB to do the same. He looks back on how his study abroad experience helped him achieve his dream of living and working in Japan!

Tuesday
04/27/21

2021 Summer SUNY COIL Global Commons Program Application Open!

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Study Abroad

The SUNY COIL Global Commons summer program is a 6-week/6-credit Collaborative International Online Learning (COIL) course based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This course will count towards either a GE requirement or a student’s major course of study, depending on the disciplinary lens with which the student approaches the particular SDG. Students will begin in a storytelling course on cultural competency, then be grouped with those who share a common interest in one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

There are two components to this course:

  1. 3 credits – Intercultural Story-telling 
    1. Storytelling is a powerful tool of communication. A challenge faced by organizations, which operate with few resources is accurately and effectively communicating about their work and the issues they are trying to address. When the issues are complex, stories can inform, entertain, educate, inspire, and create connections to influence change.  
  2. 3 credits – United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 
    1. The world has problems. These problems- such as climate change, inequality, and elimination of poverty-require our attention and our action if we want a better future for our world. Framed by one of the six selected UN SDGs, students will work with people and organizations working on these problems all over the world, every day. 

Course details 

  • The SUNY COIL Global Commons program is a six-week, six-credit (undergraduate credit) program open to any student, from any higher education institution
  • Students are enrolled in two, 3-credit courses that culminate in storytelling projects completed in small groups in partnership with a community based non-governmental organization
  • The program cost is equivalent to six credits of tuition

A timeline of the course is illustrated below. Participants will learn about the partner organization and the final project. Students will work with their peers from other SUNY campuses as well as with contact from our international partner organizations around the world. 

The first cohort of the SUNY COIL Global Commons completed the program in the summer of 2020 and their final storytelling projects are available to view. Check out their videos, podcasts, graphic novels, and more at the Project Showcase site! For a more in-depth explanation of the program description. If you have any questions, take a look at the Program FAQ’s.

application deadline is May 3, 2021