Through globally focused academic programs and a multicultural
learning environment, UB seeks to prepare students for life and
work in an interconnected, global society. Coursework at home and
opportunities to study overseas enable students to acquire
cross-cultural skills and a contextualized understanding of world
Global Perspectives Academy
The Global Perspectives Academy is one of three academic living
and learning communities that UB undergraduates can join.
Through seminars, shared housing and internationally themed
events and activities, students in the Global Perspectives Academy
develop an awareness of what it means to be a global citizen in a
The academy facilitates encounters with people from different
cultures around the world and supports the pursuit of learning
experiences outside the United States.
UB offers study abroad opportunities in 30 countries for
undergraduate, graduate and professional students. A summer
architecture program takes place in the parks, cafés and
museums of Barcelona, while a yearlong language program in Kobe,
Japan, immerses participants in Japanese language and culture.
UB students can also access more than 550 other SUNY
study-abroad programs. Eleven percent of our undergraduates study
abroad—five times the national average.
Following a destructive earthquake in Haiti, MCEER, UB’s Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, is partnering with a Haitian university to train engineers and architects to design buildings that can better withstand earthquakes.
In a region of the world where tsunamis and monsoons threaten millions of lives, the UB/Amrita Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (UBARI) initiates and supports research on topics including trauma, extreme events and disaster management.
Pavani Ram, an assistant professor of social and preventive medicine, is looking for simple solutions to pressing public health problems: namely, how to prevent the spread of disease from unsanitary conditions.
The Colombian city of Pasto, population 400,000, and several small villages sit at the foot of Galeras Volcano. Galeras is a threat, and UB’s Center for GeoHazards Studies is working to improve the community's disaster preparedness.
UB now offers the only international joint degree program in the
Our new joint master of arts in Canadian-American Studies, in
partnership with Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada, gives
you the unique opportunities to earn an interdisciplinary degree in
UB’s Department of Transnational Studies and at Brock.
Through this cross-cultural program, you’ll learn how to play
a leading role in the management of the Canada-U.S.
Take advantage of our border location and history, and gain more
for your time and money. All undergraduate majors are eligible to