Important Announcements

NEW UB First-Year Global Experience

September 1, 2022

The new UB First-Year Global Experience is an innovative new program open to all UB first-year undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), developing their intercultural communication skills, and enhancing their ability to live and lead in a global society. This program combines an academic course with an embedded 10-day international study abroad experience in Winter 2023 with an opportunity to participate in a UB Global Summit event on the UB campus in Spring 2023.

This is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to choose between several 3-credit courses taught by UB faculty from different academic disciplines. As part of UB's goal to increase study abroad opportunities for all students, special scholarships are available to help make this an affordable and accessible program for all UB first-year students. Jump start your UB Global Pathways progress while having an amazing and transformational global experience!

Eligibility: New UB First-Year Students from all academic disciplines

When: January 2023

Where: Costa Rica and the United Kingdom.

Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7, 2022

Please contact the Office of Study Abroad Programs in 201 Talbert Hall with additional questions.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Applications are Open!

August 17, 2022

Gilman Scholarship Application Is Now Open! 
Thinking about studying abroad? Receive up to $5,000 (or up to $8,000 if you are studying a Critical Need Language) to go abroad on an in-person program as a college student if you’re a U.S. citizen and Federal Pell Grant recipient!

This is a great opportunity for UB students!

The October 2022 Deadline application is open to applicants for in-person study abroad programs start between December 1, 2022 and October 31, 2023.  

Please be aware that the application deadline is October 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

This cycle encompasses programs during the following terms:

  • Winter 2023
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023
  • Academic Year 2023-2024

For more information and to begin the application process, please visit

All UB Summer and Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022-23 Programs Approved by SUNY

April 28, 2022

UB is pleased to announce that all of the Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and 2022-23 Academic Year Study Abroad Programs have been formally approved by the SUNY Office of Global Affairs. UB students will study abroad in Summer and Fall 2022 on a combination of UB Faculty-Led, Exchange, and Partner programs in a diverse range of countries, including Australia, Costa Rica, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

While SUNY and UB continue to monitor health and safety issues around the world and all study abroad participants must adhere to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, the Office of Study Abroad Programs is excited to be moving forward with a wide range of study abroad opportunities for UB students in Summer and Fall 2022.

UB and SUNY Spring 2022 Update + Active Planning for Study Abroad in Summer and Fall 2022

February 24, 2022

While various risk mitigation and monitoring protocols remain in place, UB is pleased to announce that it was able to successfully send a small group of undergraduate and graduate students abroad for the Spring 2022 semester. Students are currently studying abroad on a combination of UB and other SUNY institutions’ programs in various locations. Students are also participating in virtual academic internship programs this semester.

The UB Office of Study Abroad Programs is actively recruiting and advising students for a wide range of Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Academic Year 2022-23 programs, including a robust selection of UB faculty-led, exchange, and partner programs. SUNY and UB staff continue to carefully monitor the specific immigration protocols and other COVID-19-related information for each program destination and recognize the importance of remaining flexible during this global pandemic. At this point, however, UB staff are optimistic that students will be able to participate in a variety of programs during Summer 2022 and the 2022-23 Academic Year.

The Office of Study Abroad Programs team is available to help students explore these options in 201 Talbert Hall (Walk-In Hours are M-F 11 a.m.-4 p.m.), by telephone (716) 645-3912, or via email at Appointments can also be made through Navigate.

UB and SUNY Have Cancelled All Undergraduate Student International Travel for Winter 2022

October 6, 2021

Earlier today, SUNY Global announced the official cancellation of SUNY-sponsored undergraduate international activities for winter term 2022. The suspension of undergraduate international activities will remain in place through the winter term, but SUNY System officials continue to engage with the NYS Executive Chamber regarding the possibility of offering some undergraduate education abroad and other undergraduate international travel for the spring 2022 semester. The UB Office of International Education team remains actively involved in discussions with SUNY System officials regarding the possibility of offering a variety of education abroad programs in Spring 2022 and will post additional updates as they become available. Students who were planning to participate in the Winter 2022 programs may wish to consider some of the Virtual Study Abroad Programs available during the winter term or other in-country programs currently being planned for future semesters. The Office of Study Abroad Programs team is available to help students explore these options in 201 Talbert Hall, by phone (716) 645-3912, or via email