Study Abroad Programs

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Study abroad programs range from short- to long-term trips throughout the world. Additional offerings for UB students are listed at the UB Study Abroad site.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, study abroad courses are not currently being offered. Please check back soon for updated information.

Past study abroad opportunities

SPHHP: Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic

Jamaica, Winter Session

University of West Indies.

This experiential learning course, ES 210, will enable students to compare obesity prevalence (and accompanying behavior-driven disease) between a culture they would typically not know (Jamaica) and the United States. Students will spend three days in Buffalo reviewing and discussing basic concepts and theories. The group will then travel to The University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, and spend 13 days traveling to different sites around the island, observing and interacting with the population.

SPHHP: Health in Brazil

Brazil, Summer Session

Students in Brazil.

Health in Brazil is an intensive 3-credit elective summer course, which focuses on comparisons between health services and public health in the United States and Brazil. Students have the opportunity to learn from faculty at academic partner institutions in the state of Minas Gerais, as well as health professionals during site visits. 

UB: Sustainable Futures, Costa Rica

Summer 2019

Sustainable Futures is a 10-week course open to graduate students in architecture, landscape architecture and planning programs, and also by arrangement to students entering their fourth or fifth year of related programs. The program offers 12-13 credits through the University at Buffalo’s fully accredited graduate programs in planning and architecture or through its program partners. The credits are transferable to other universities.

UB: Community Development in Context, Tanzania

Summer 2019

This winter session course is open to students from any U.S. institution with a focus on examining community development through four interrelated lenses: education, health, economics, and infrastructure. Through this unique 12-day experiential learning course, students will travel to a rural region of Northern Tanzania in Sub-Saharan Africa. Armed with pre-trip readings and guiding questions, students will engage in high-impact activities designed to foster critical reflection and transformative learning. Trip highlights will include visits to community development projects, clinics and schools; engagement with local villagers, community leaders, and educators; and a guided safari through the famed Serengeti Game Preserve.  

State University of New York at Geneseo: Global Health in Ghana

Summer 2019

Interested in understanding public health and significant biological issues important in global health through planned cultural and ecological excursions in a low-income country? The SUNY Geneseo global health course in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana, is a faculty-led, four-week summer program. Students partner and share classes with students from the participating university, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.