This fund supports UB students in any field pursuing study abroad through a UB or SUNY program.
Established by UB's first and long-serving Vice Provost for International Education (Professor Stephen Dunnett), this fund supports UB students in any field pursuing study abroad through a UB or SUNY program. Having created the Office of Study Abroad Programs some 30 years ago, Professor Dunnett sought to increase study abroad opportunities for UB students and his fund will continue that effort. Dr. Dunnett created this endowment with the belief that experiencing other cultures through study abroad not only enhances students' personal self-growth, but also prepares them to effectively participate and compete in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Through this gift, Dr. Dunnett seeks to reduce the financial barriers to immersive study abroad experiences, thereby allowing access to this transformational experience to a wider populations of UB students. Based on available funds, a limited number of partial scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to assist students with the costs of study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, or winter program.
UB’s inclusive community is nourished by its global diversity, with students, faculty and staff from many countries. In an increasingly global society, we are proud to have the world reflected on our campuses, and to provide all of our students with the unparalleled global learning opportunities that can only be found at a truly internationalized university. Your philanthropy will enable a richer experience for all students—including those from Buffalo, across the U.S. and around the globe.