According to a policy announcement by Provost Perreault on Oct 28, 2016 all international travel with students must be must be coordinated through the Global Engagement unit. It is crucial that our efforts be organized to ensure that the institution is indemnified and that our risk-mitigation plan is respected.
Faculty traveling as an agent of the institution, are automatically covered under our general liability; educators legal liability and kidnap and ransom policies. If during your travels you are involved in incident (motor vehicle accident, kidnapping, death or bodily injury, medical emergency, political unrest necessitating repatriation or other), please contact me and/or my staff immediately by email or by telephone at 716-878-5331.
The Exchange Visitor Program is designed to bring, among others, scholars, researchers, professors and specialists to the United States for a variety of educational and cultural exchange purposes. These individuals are often under the sponsorship of an agency or organization that has been designated as an exchange visitor sponsor by the U.S. government. SUNY Buffalo State has been granted this designation and, accordingly, is authorized to issue the Form DS-2019, the form used by the prospective Exchange Visitor to apply for their J-1 visa. The J-1 visa is set apart from all other non-immigrant visa classes by its underlying philosophy of educational and cultural exchange. Currently our school designation supports graduate level scholars.
If your department is interested in inviting a visiting scholar to Buffalo State please follow the Inviting Visiting Scholars Protocol.
For more information, contact:
Director of ISSS
South Wing 410
SUNY Buffalo State offers over 20 international programs, many in partnership with universities and organizations abroad. Programs provide opportunities for students to study, intern, or student teach abroad, and for faculty to engage in international scholarly exchange. Each program is closely connected to one or more academic departments that are actively engaged in developing and promoting these overseas academic opportunities to students. If you are a faculty member or department interested in developing a partnership, program, or short-term course abroad, please visit the Study Away website.
For more information, contact:
Director of International Education
South Wing 430
All international agreements must be vetted in the Center for Global Engagement.
Chancellor's Grant for Innovative Study Abroad Programs (ISAP Grant)
Each January there is a call for applications for the annual Chancellor's Grant for Innovative Study Abroad Programs (ISAP Grant). This is a SUNY-wide program formerly known as CAFI. This competition provides financial support for the development of innovative study abroad programs as well the addition of new elements to existing study abroad programs. Four (4) grants of $4,000 will be awarded across SUNY to programs administered during the academic year. The application deadline is usually in March.
Undergraduate Research is another area to assist your students with funding.
UUP has supported our faculty in the past as they have participated in study abroad trips using the tuition assistance program.
The following resources are available to all registered students. Please use the list below for assistance and contact the Center for Global Engagement, South Wing 410, 716-878-5331 with any questions.
Academic Commons - Advising & Tutoring
Location: South Wing 100
Telephone: (716) 878-4041
Butler Library – Student account information (email, wifi, etc.)
Location: Information Commons BUTL 157A
Telephone: (716) 878-4357
Location: Grover Cleveland 306
Telephone: (716) 878-5811
Location: Weigel Health Center – 2nd Floor
Telephone: (716) 878-4436
Location: Butler 157B
Telephone: (716) 878-3655
Location: South Wing 120
Telephone: (716) 878-4500
Location: Houston Gym
Campbell Student Union Room 400
Kristen Helling: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Location: Student Union – 4th Floor
Telephone: (716) 878-4631
Location: Chase Hall – Room 110
Telephone: (716) 878-6333
Location: Weigel Health Center
Telephone: (716) 878-6711
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