As you prepare to return to the United States after completing a study abroad program, there are a number of things to keep in mind.
Once the Office of Study Abroad Programs receives your official transcripts from our overseas partner or final grades from your Program Director on a faculty-led program, we will prepare a document called a Transcript Supplement. The Transcript Supplement will include an itemized list of the classes taken, credits earned, and letter grades assigned for each course. This document will be sent by our office to the Office of the Registrar for further processing. Once processed, your coursework, credits, and letter grades will appear in your HUB account and on your official UB transcript.
At the completion of your program, the administering SUNY campus will send your Transcript Supplement to our office. The Transcript Supplement will include an itemized list of the classes taken, credits earned, and letter grades assigned for each course. This document will be sent by our office to the UB Registrar for further processing. Once processed, this coursework will appear on your transfer credit report in your HUB account and on your official UB transcript as a lump sum of credits with Pass/Fail grading. We encourage you to share your Transcript Supplement with your Academic Advisor and/or Academic Department, so that they can notate the requirements you’ve fulfilled through your Other-SUNY experience in your Academic Advising Report.
Your registration window to register for classes following your semester/term abroad will likely be while you are still abroad. Be sure to communicate with your Academic Advisor/Department to better understand the courses for which you should be registering.
If you are seeking on-campus housing when you return to UB, please be sure that you apply for on-campus housing through UB Campus Living. Be aware of application and housing deposit deadlines.
If you have taken courses abroad that you expect will count for UB Areas in the Thematic and/or Global Pathway, you must complete a UB Curriculum Pathways Worksheet. Once completed, please submit this form to the UB Curriculum Office via email at UBCurriculum@buffalo.edu. For assistance, you may visit the UB Curriculum Office website or contact the Office of Study Abroad Programs.
Please consider volunteering for our office when you return to UB! We encourage UB Study Abroad Alumni to share their experiences with prospective UB study abroad participants through numerous outreach efforts including: Study Abroad Fair, Photo Contest, classroom presentations, Residence Hall programming, Admissions events, Pre-Departure Orientation for outbound study abroad students, etc. If you have creative ideas for programming/outreach, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Please join the UB Study Abroad Alumni LinkedIn Group. This is a networking group for all UB alumni who studied abroad during their time at UB.