Study Abroad Award

Study abroad photo of ancient buildings.

With the help of alumni donors, the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program has established a Study Abroad Award to encourage undergraduate students who are in one of the program's majors to pursue an opportunity to study abroad. 

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled, full-time, matriculated UB student, in good standing and pursuing one of the SSCIDP majors
  • Applicant must have applied to participate in a University at Buffalo or SUNY study abroad program
  • Applicant must participate in the study abroad program for full-time credit (6 credits–summer)


  • Minimum 2.75 UB GPA
  • Students who have not studied abroad previously will be given preference
  • Students whose transcript reflects a serious approach to academic pursuits will be given preference
  • Students who articulate personal and academic goals as a part of the study abroad experience will be given preference
  • Students who will return to UB for at least a semester subsequent to study abroad will be given preference

Application Materials
Please download and complete the application form and submit with the following materials:

  • A two-page typed statement of intent to study abroad
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • A current AAR (Academic Advising Report from HUB)
Submission Deadlines
  • For Spring Study Abroad: October 31
  • For Summer Study Abroad: April 3
  • For Fall Study Abroad: April 24

Please submit completed application materials to:

Shelley Kimelberg, PhD
203 Clemens Hall

Award Amounts

  • Fall semester: $500
  • Spring semester: $500
  • Summer semeser: $250
Why Study Abroad?

The Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Program encourages a period of study abroad for every student. No matter your major, study abroad will enable you to add international experience and points of reference to your learning. With effective planning, study abroad will not increase your time to degree.

Visit the Study Abroad Program in 210 Talbert Hall to investigate the many opportunities available to UB students.