SLIDE participants met with the Dr. Larry Kilman, associate director and professor at the American Graduate School. The students sat in on a UB presentation and its unique approach to experiential learning, which included a discussion about the differences of graduate school in Europe versus the United States.
UB students took a walking tour of the business district in London, which included a brief history of how London was rebuilt after severe fires.
UB students participated in a walking tour through Paris starting at the Eiffel Tower and ending at the Louvre, learning about history and the importance of the Louvre.
On a tour of Oxford, UB students learned that Oxford is more than a University, but most people who live there are working or associated with the University. The guided tour featured the town, University, various movie sets (Harry Potter) and gave students a glimpse into the University's culture.
On a self-guided walking tour of the Palace of Versailles, UB students learned about the residence of Marie Antoinette and the history of her and her family turmoil.
UB students gathered in front of one of the many iconic bridges in London, England during this year's SLIDE trip.
Along with staff advisors Barb Ricotta, Dean of Students and Phyllis Floro, Director of Student Engagement, SLIDE participants visited the Eiffel Tower and learned why it was built, met other tourists, and spent time relaxing and taking in the site.
SLIDE participants visit the London Eye, where you can see the entire city of London from a scenic ferris wheel.
If you’re a student interested in exploring new cultures — and learning about different leadership styles around the world — this program is perfect for you.
The UB Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE) Program is an abbreviated international learning experience specifically designed for UB student leaders, giving them an opportunity to learn about leadership and culture from a global perspective and interact firsthand with other student leaders from around the world. Through SLIDE, you’ll have the opportunity to:
If you’re interested in service opportunities during your Fall, Winter, or Spring breaks, we encourage you to consider the Alternative Break program.
In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis and in keeping with current recommended CDC guidelines for international travel, the SLIDE Program has been postponed until further notice. Student Engagement will work with the university and the SUNY system to determine when we're able to offer this program again. We look forward to hosting our student leaders on this trip once it's safe to do so!
For up-to-date information about official university guidelines, visit UB’s Health and Safety Guidelines webpage. Additional information may also be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19) website and the New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus website.