Learning the Ways of the World
UB students have been busy traveling the globe and enhancing their career skills through a plethora of study-abroad opportunities. Here’s a recap of highlights from the past year—plus a little social-media commentary straight from our student travelers.
July 11-Aug. 5, 2016
This past summer, students gained insight into the laws of another country and a new perspective on the American legal system during this annual program in international and comparative law in Aberdeen, Scotland.
“Because Dunnottar Castle was gorgeous. And also because I can’t imagine the effort to get all those building materials up there!”
Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany
July 22-31, 2016
During this 10-day trip, students examined the scope and forms of human trafficking while visiting government agencies, attending lectures, touring Amsterdam’s Red Light District and more.
“This is our classroom for the next couple of days, I approve!”
July 2-31, 2016
For the past five years, UB has sent groups of students to Northern Ireland as part of the Armagh Project, a monthlong creative writing residency that culminates in a performance at the John Hewitt Summer School Festival.
June 11-28, 2016
A group of UB students journeyed to Cuba to explore its historic sites and its cultural and literary treasures, and to take classes at the University of Matanzas. UB President Kurt L. Schmoke set the stage for this study-abroad initiative when he led a UB delegation to Cuba in June 2015; since then, UB has strengthened its ties with the country.
June 2-12, 2016
After completing a course in cultural diversity and environmental sustainability at UB, 15 undergraduate and graduate students became immersed in Belizean culture and explored caves, reefs, rivers and rainforests.
“We had such a great time at IXCACAO Mayan Chocolate today learning about how the Mayans made chocolate over 3000 years ago!”
–Jordan Borkoski, Facebook
Six graduate students from UB’s College of Public Affairs capped off an intensive study of civic engagement, democracy and security in Latin America with a trip to Mexico City, where they spoke with scholars and checked out the city’s historic and political sites.
Thanks to a partnership with the Berlin School of Economics and Law, UB business students took advantage of three- and four- week courses in business, economics, entrepreneurship and management.
March 12-20, 2016
After completing a UB course on Italian culture, history and business practices, students traveled to Rome to see international business in action and to learn how successful companies compete in a global economy.
Jan. 9-17, 2016
Led by Christine Nielsen, professor emerita, students were challenged to apply the business skills they’d learned at UB to help guide extremely impoverished residents of a remote area of Negros Island in developing their own sustainable businesses.
“Students deeply engaged in dialogue while interviewing local women to understand business practices …”
Dec. 18, 2015-Jan. 7, 2016
Students in this annual winter-term program experienced the unique legal and social culture of Curaçao, the main island of the Netherlands Antilles, and became better prepared to practice law in the globalized world economy.
“EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Our winter program was featured on the front page of the local paper on December 28!”