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About Us

Welcome to SUNY Buffalo State College’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE). CGE is home to the College’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Office of Study Away and International Education, Intensive English Language Institute, and Center for China Studies.

Our Mission

The mission of the SUNY Buffalo State Center for Global Engagement is to provide leadership for the comprehensive internationalization of the SUNY Buffalo State community by fostering the growth and development of our international programs and services. The pandemic and the response to systemic racial injustice requires that global pedagogy enter a new era of cultural humility and social responsibility. At Buffalo State we are on the forefront of applying a social justice perspective to support and cultivate global citizenship.

Our Departments

Director Herritt with a student

International Student and Scholar Services

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) serves all international students studying at Buffalo State. ISSS provides a number of services for Buffalo State’s international students, including support with immigration compliance, advising, and assistance adjusting to Buffalo’s academic, social and cultural environment.

South Wing 410 • + 1 716-878-5331 •

Student on Camel

Study Away (International Education)

The Office of International Education fosters opportunities for international and cross-cultural experience through Study Abroad and National Student Exchange programs. Our office provides guidance to help students integrate study abroad into their academic plans. Buffalo State offers a variety of study away programs in order to accommodate the unique needs of all students.  Where will Buffalo State take you?

South Wing 430 • +1 716-878-4620 •

ESL students with their Americanized names

Intensive English Language Institute

The English language is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. There are many benefits to attending an English as a second language program. Whether you want to learn English to further your studies, career, or personal aspirations, Buffalo State’s IELI will guide and support your journey.

South Wing 410 • + 1 716-878-5331 •

Student in Library

Center for China Studies

The mission of the Center for China Studies at Buffalo State is to promote and coordinate research, scholarly exchanges, academic programs, and economic development with China. Center activities will advance the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of students, faculty, staff, and the general community in Western New York by providing an international perspective regarding China in the context of an ever-changing and diverse world.

Dr Gounard Addressing faculty

Sponsored International Programs

Buffalo State’s Sponsored International Programs office supports students, faculty, and staff in seeking funding, applying to, and participating in international research opportunities, mainly the Fulbright and the Rhodes Scholar programs.

South Wing 410 • + 1 716-878-5331 •


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Maurene Callahan Bouras Center for Global Engagement

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Twin Rise South Wing 410 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5331