May 15, 2020
In light of the ongoing threat of the global pandemic of COVID-19, the university is cancelling UB-administered study abroad programs for Fall 2020.
The cancellation affects programs with start dates from August through November 2020 and is based on a careful assessment of current and future risks from the pandemic in countries where UB administers programs. The health and safety of students remains UB’s highest priority.
Students are still able to participate in programs abroad administered by other SUNY campuses as long as they continue to be offered.
See full notice to campus here.
March 30, 2020
In light of the prolonged impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on international travel, both SUNY and UB have cancelled all summer study abroad programs for 2020. (See the SUNY announcement below.) This applies to both conventional credit-bearing programs and non-credit experiential learning trips, including those for service, clinical and internship experiences. Students who have applied for such programs and trips through the Office of International Education have been notified.
March 19, 2020
From: Tod A. Laursen, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Subject: Cancellation of Summer Study Abroad
Study Abroad Summer 2020 Cancelled
After careful deliberation, and consultation with many of you, we have made the decision to cancel all study abroad programs for Summer 2020. (Note that before we even had the chance to communicate that to you, the State Department issued its own Level 4 Advisory, recommending no international travel for any U.S. citizen due to existing international in-country travel restrictions and quarantines as well as likely flight disruptions.)