Study Abroad Programs

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.

SPHHP: Health in Brazil

Summer 2018

University at Buffalo's Department of Rehabilitation Science offers an intensive 3-credit elective summer course, Health in Brazil. The course focuses on comparisons between health services in the United States and Brazil and partners with faculty and students from the Universidade Presidente Antonio Carlos (UNIPAC), in the state of Minas Gerais.  

SPHHP: Behavior Driven Disease: A Global Epidemic

New! Winter 2018 in Jamaica

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 3 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.

UB: Sustainable Futures, Costa Rica

Sustainable Futures is a ten-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 our program partners. The credits are transferable to other universities.

UB: Community Development in Context, Tanzania

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

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.