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Learn about Studying Abroad

Today students recognize the value and benefits of meaningful international experience as part of their UB education. Study abroad at UB offers a world of opportunities for learning and personal development.

UB makes it easy to study abroad through a large portfolio of programs, formats and destinations, and outstanding advisement and support.  You can go abroad for a week or a year, and earn credit toward your UB degree. You can participate with fellow students on a faculty-led program, or study on your own at an institution overseas. Our many exchange programs allow you to study at a foreign university at a cost comparable to studying at UB. If you thought study abroad was impossible or not for you, it’s time to think again.

UB Curriculum
The International Experience track is an exciting opportunity to complete coursework anywhere in the world and make it part of your UB Curriculum. Students can choose to take courses that would not otherwise be available at UB, improve their language skills, gain a new perspective in their field of study and expand their global awareness through studying abroad. The content here is meant to assist students in navigating the International Experience Track within the Global Pathway of the UB Curriculum. 
Vijay Murthy, a University at Buffalo Biological Sciences student, spending some free time in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
We asked recent study abroad alumni about their experiences abroad. Here is what they had to say...
Bosnia Panoramic Landscape
All University at Buffalo students studying abroad through UB or any SUNY 4-year school (not community colleges), and non-SUNY students participating on a University at Buffalo Study Abroad or Exchange Program are registered through UB Study Abroad Programs for the academic credit hours to be earned during their studies abroad. University at Buffalo students electing to participate on non-SUNY study abroad programs are required to notify the UB Study Abroad office. These students will need to complete the Leave of Absence Form and submit it to the Registrar's Office.
Group of students in Singapore on a short-term faculty-led program abroad
Study abroad not only benefits students but contributes to the internationalization of the UB campus. Increasingly students come to UB looking to include study abroad as part of their university education. UB faculty play a crucial role in promoting study abroad by encouraging students to explore opportunities, assisting with the development of semester exchange programs, and leading short-term study abroad programs.
Please contact us with any questions you have about UB's Study Abroad Programs.