Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE)

Students in London on the Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange (SLIDE) trip.

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.

What is SLIDE?

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:

  • Analyze historical and cultural types of leadership
  • Experience cultures that are different from their own
  • Reflect on their experiences from a holistic world view perspective
  • Examine the reciprocal nature of leadership and culture

If you’re interested in service opportunities during your Fall, Winter, or Spring breaks, we encourage you to consider the Alternative Break program.

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Postponed Until Further Notice

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.

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