International Opportunities

world refugee day volunteers.

Alumni, students, faculty and staff volunteer at WNY World Refugee Day.

In today's increasingly global world, social workers must be culturally savvy. The University at Buffalo offers students an educational opportunity that is enriched by exposure to diverse cultures, both on campus and abroad.

Support Study Abroad

Study abroad is an expensive proposition for students, but it is more essential than ever. Help to make this program more accessible by supporting our International Study Fund. Donate now.

Exploring the world

Ejayah Arrington-Davis.

Ejayah Arrington-Davis, MSW ’23, in the Dominican Republic.

International Field Placements for MSW Students

Through an international field placement, you can broaden your global perspective to better understand and address social injustice. Our students have studied around the globe, from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to India, Japan, South Korea and beyond.

Study Abroad

In addition to the 80+ programs UB offers, you can choose from among hundreds of programs offered by other SUNY campuses in more than 60 countries.

A group enjoys a view of the Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica.

Students and faculty in Costa Rica.

International Research Opportunities

Our researchers examine major social issues around the globe, including addiction, aging, child welfare, gender-based violence, health disparities and HIV/AIDS. Our faculty — including Filomena CritelliIsok Kim, Wooksoo Kim and Shaanta Murshid — have engaged in exciting research projects in such countries as Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Tanzania.

For more information on international research opportunities for students, visit our Buffalo Center for Social Research (BCSR) or contact Catherine Dulmus, professor and BCSR director.

Bringing the world to UB

Global to Local Speaker Series

Our Global to Local Speaker Series brings experts to UB, both virtually and in person, to present on topics with global context and local relevance. Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to learn about international issues and how they can be understood through a social work lens.