Join us for a week of cultural displays and exhibitions, learning and exploration, food, fun, and celebration! The entire UB community is welcome to participate.
Thank you to all our partners, participants, and everyone who helped make IEW 2022 a success! Stay in touch and we cannot wait to see what IEW 2023 will bring.
If you are interested in hosting an event in 2023, let us know, it is never too early to start planning.
Celebrate diversity during International Education Week November 14-18!
International Education Week (IEW) at UB
IEW is celebrated at UB to expose members of the UB community to the diverse perspectives of other cultures and, hopefully, to increase community members’ cross-cultural awareness, curiosity and knowledge. Through performances, lectures, presentations, films, displays and exhibitions, UB's IEW presents the richness of other cultures and promotes the benefits of international education for our campus and greater community of Western New York.
Schedule of Events
Caribbean Student Association’s (CSA) Annual Culture Show
A West Indian Carnival with models and dancers representing all the beautiful islands of the West Indies dressed in traditional carnival fashion! We encourage you to come dressed in your own Caribbean Labor Day best.
Over 3 million refugees have been resettled in the United States since the refugee resettlement program formally began in the 1980s. As cities across the US have been made global by an ever-diversifying population, it is important to understand the resettlement space.
This event will focus on the works of Dr. Emily Frazier and Dr. Odessa Gonzalez Benson that highlight ideas about integration and self-sufficiency, the role of the state, and the function of non-government funded organizations.
Join us to learn about the progress we are making to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at UB through the implementation of recommendations made by the President's Advisory Council on Race.
“Tough Topics events are an open forum where we tackle difficult and controversial ideas, assess what is being presented as factual, and question current narratives. This is an opportunity to connect with other students to discuss campus issues, trending news stories (local, national, and global), civil rights, and more!”
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and best-selling author of the memoir “Lessons from the Edge” shares insights on the region and the current crisis as well as experiences from her 33-year career in the U.S. foreign service.
UB Immigration Services: What departments and faculty need to know, in order to sponsor international employees and visiting researchers
Hosted by: Cinthya Koudounas
UB Immigration Services - Immigration Law Specialist
This session, aimed at academic departments, faculty and staff, will talk about who the Immigration Services office is, and what options are available for those looking to hire and/or sponsor international employees and visiting researchers here at UB.
This event will showcase the meaningful study abroad experiences of University at Buffalo students. UB Study Abroad Programs will have study abroad participants submit photos and testimonials illustrating their study abroad experiences and welcomes the UB Community at large to come to the Student Union Flag Room to see the photographs taken all over the world by our students. There will be a presentation to announce the winners and refreshments will be provided.
We hope you will come to see our world through our students' global lens and vote for your favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award!
U.S. Passport office will also be present for questions anyone may have about obtaining a U.S. passport and/or travel outside of the U.S. as a U.S. citizen.
This is a faculty-led, research experience, immersion learning study abroad course in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.
Students will learn the ethnic composition of Equatorial Guinea, the global political history of official and vernacular languages, as well as the current governmental language policy. Students will learn and apply sociolinguistic methods to design and conduct their own sociolinguistic research project.
Cultural visits will include the National Library, La Casa Verde, the National Park, the Mountain Basilé and cultural centers (Equatoguinean cultural center and French cultural center). One Saturday or Sunday we will go to the beaches of Arenas Blancas and/or Sipopo. One week-end field trip will take us to contemplate the large cascades in Moka, the town of Ureka, and the beaches of Moraka, where the large sea turtles lay their eggs after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Elevate Presentation Skills: Workshop for International Graduate Students
This event is open to UB international graduate students and TAs. Given the design of the workshop, limited seats are available – the registration will be closed when all seats are filled. Please register ASAP!
ROC Your Global Future is co-hosted by six Rochester-area institutions and is designed to provide students with opportunities and resources to connect, reflect, network, and explore international opportunities. There are many events happening all week, with a highlight event featuring well-known Travel & Language Content Creator, Polyglot, Writer, and TV Host, Jo Franco