Welcome to the University at Buffalo! Discover everything that UB and Western New York have to offer.
Before arriving in Buffalo, you can experience UB and the beautiful Buffalo-Niagara region online.
After you arrive in Buffalo, your best source of information will be the International Student Welcome Series. This program is designed to help you get the things you need to be a UB student, inform you about campus resources and services, get you off to a good start academically, introduce you to other new students, and provide valuable information about U.S. culture and life outside UB.
Buffalo — dubbed the City of Good Neighbors — is the second-largest city in New York State, yet it’s a big city with a hometown feel.
Buffalo is a thriving city in a region of more than two million people that offers a world of opportunity. World-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and major and minor league sports teams are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo such a great place to study, work, and live.
Buffalo has four seasons, so you should be prepared for all types of weather (but remember, snow is fun and beautiful!). In winter, heavy jackets, warm hats, scarves, gloves and snow boots are necessary. During autumn and spring days, you will need a raincoat or lightweight coat or jacket. In the summer, shorts and T-shirts are adequate. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for any season.
Unless good quality winter clothing is available in your country, you should purchase it after you arrive in Buffalo. You will find a large selection of winter clothes available at different price levels.
At UB, it’s easy to get around campus, between campuses, or anywhere you need to go.
UB's international student clubs possess a wealth of information about academic programs, campus resources, social opportunities and life in Buffalo. While the clubs are all very different, they revolve around specific countries, cultures, languages and/or religions. It is easy to get involved with any club in which you have an interest—regardless of your own affiliation. All you need is a desire to get involved and to learn. Be sure to contact your club or join a few!
For a listing of undergraduate international student clubs at UB, please visit the UB Student Association International Council web page.
To learn more about graduate international student clubs, please visit the UB Graduate Student Association International Clubs web page.
F-1 international students are eligible to work on-campus without special authorization. J-1 international students are also eligible to work on-campus, but need a letter from International Student Services authorizing such employment.
Please note that international students are not eligible to apply for “Work Study” positions. Work study is only available to domestic students who, as part of their financial aid package, are awarded funding from the U.S. federal government to work in paid campus positions while studying at the university.
Once you have activated your UBIT Account, you can start to search for on-campus jobs using UB Career Services' Bullseye powered by Handshake job search engine.