Opportunities for Study, Teaching and Research Abroad
UB seeks to internationalize the work of faculty and students
through high-impact academic and scholarly experiences abroad. Our
faculty increasingly engage in international research and teaching,
while growing numbers of our students go abroad for study, research
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 also can access more than 550 other SUNY study
abroad programs. Thirteen percent of UB students study
abroad—well above the national average—and we have
exchange programs with more than 75 universities around the
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s premier
international exchange program, sends American students, scholars,
professionals and artists abroad to lecture and conduct
At UB, staff and online resources guide our students and faculty
members through the application process for the Fulbright Program,
which seeks to foster mutual understanding among nations through
educational and cultural exchanges.
The UB School of Management is a pioneer in the development of
MBA programs in Asia, beginning with the first such program in
China in 1984. The school is a well-established brand in Asia,
partnering with the Singapore Institute of Management and
India’s Amrita University on degree programs for
undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
UB established its partnership with SIM in 1996 with the launch
of UB’s Executive MBA at SIM. Since then, cooperation has
expanded to include UB undergraduate degree programs at SIM in
business administration, communications, economics, psychology and
sociology that collectively enroll more than 1,400 students.
UB partners with the Center for American Education in Singapore
to deliver a master’s of education program in school
counseling. The program, specially tailored for the needs of
Singapore schools, is built on a well-established model of
counseling developed by the American School Counselor
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.
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.