Transcending Borders UB helps to bring together U.S. and international students through meaningful interaction and shared experiences.
BRIDGES promotes the integration of U.S. and international students through a series of interconnected activities during one semester. The goal is for participants to develop a better understanding of and appreciation for those from culturally diverse backgrounds, establish lasting friendships through multiple, shared experiences, and strengthen UB as a globally-minded learning community. For more information, log into UBLinked and search for “Transcending Borders UB”.
Global Sports Day provides students with the opportunity to interact with peers and learn about new sports by participating in mini-clinics (U.S. football, soccer, rugby, cricket) and scrimmages led by student athletes.
This retreat brings together study abroad participants and international students to discuss cross-cultural adjustment and strategies for success in a new environment. By sharing experiences with a new language, social norms, and food, participants make connections with one another despite their seemingly disparate journeys--and realize they have more in common than they previously imagined.
InFocus brings together members of the UB community to discuss today’s hot topics. After a faculty member introduces the topic, participants engage in lively discussion about current issues.