Social workers must be culturally savvy in today’s
increasingly global world. The University at Buffalo offers
students an educational opportunity that is enriched by exposure to
diverse cultures, both on campus and through study abroad.
Our faculty are using their research expertise to address major
social issues such as addiction, aging, child welfare, gender-based
violence, health disparities and HIV/AIDS across the globe.
UB Social Work faculty are currently engaged in exciting
research projects in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Tanzania.
Faculty involved in activities with a global focus include Filomena
Kim, Wooksoo Kim, Kathleen
Kost, Shaanta Murshid and Hilary
For further information on international research opportunities
for students, visit our research center, the Buffalo Center for
Social Research (BCSR), located in 219 Parker Hall on UB’s
South Campus, or email Professor Catherine Dulmus, BCSR director,
UB’s research and teaching on Canada is among the most
active of any campus in the U.S., making Buffalo an excellent place
to study our neighbor to the north. What’s more, students can
obtain this 15-credit certificate as they complete their
- Completion of 15 credit hours of approved coursework and/or
- Field practicum credits in Canadian field placements will count
towards the 15 credits
- Take two courses in the Canadian Studies program
- Can be counted towards their social work electives
To fulfill the 15-credit requirement, students would focus on
Canadian issues and policies in some of their social work
courses. For example, students might compare American and
Canadian health care policy for their research paper in SW 500,
Social Welfare History and Policy.
Students interested in this option should meet with program
director Professor Munroe Eagles (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive
approval of their planned coursework, as well as with their social
work academic advisor.
Social work students can mentor newly arrived international
students, helping them to adjust to life in Buffalo, through this
program offered by the International Student & Scholar Services
(ISSS) office and UB Counseling Services.