Workshops, Trips, & Events

Life in Buffal - Niagara Falls

Events This Month

  • February 24, 2017

    The Way Home

    Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, he quickly comes into conflict with his grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo variously ignores and insults his grandmother. When she won't buy batteries for his toy, he even steals from her. But over time, he comes to admire and respect her. When his mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he has learned empathy and humility.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=D655EF0C-D420-11E6-A270-9C1AA30EBC6E

  • February 25, 2017

    Beginner Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding

    Embrace the winter! Learn to downhill ski (also called Alpine skiing) or snowboard! Choose from two different activity packages: Beginner Skier and Beginner Snowboarder. Beginner packages only allow access to the beginner hill. Sign-up at: https://www.ubevents.org/event/1617issstrips. Sign-Up Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22 (or when sold out). Note: Guests must be 17 years old or older. Sorry, but children are not allowed on ISSS trips.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A399D338-D67A-11E6-BEBF-9C1A959FBC6E

  • February 25, 2017

    Advanced Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding

    Embrace the winter! Learn from professionals to downhill ski (also called Alpine skiing) or snowboard! Choose from two different activity packages: Advanced Skier and Advanced Snowboarder. Advanced packages allow access to all open hills. Sign-up at: https://www.ubevents.org/event/1617issstrips. Sign-Up Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22 (or when sold out). Note: Guests must be 17 years old or older. Sorry, but children are not allowed on ISSS trips.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A7F83686-D67A-11E6-A5D9-9C1A95E3BC6E

  • February 27, 2017

    Travel Hacks: U.S. and Abroad

    What to pack? How do I get there? What if I don't speak the language? Come discover useful travel tips and hacks to help you prepare for your next international trip!

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=011CBB4C-D67B-11E6-B1D0-9C1A9CD1BC6E

  • March 3, 2017

    Immigration: The Basics for Planning Your Future

    What options are available to allow you to live and work in the U.S. after graduation? How do you decide which works for you? Come learn about nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, the requirements, the processes to obtain them, and who to call for information and assistance.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=08A170BA-D67B-11E6-90E8-9C1A9D8CBC6E

  • March 3, 2017

    Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse Game

    The oldest sport in North America is Lacrosse. Originally a Native American game, the game of Lacrosse has gained popularity throughout the United States and Canada. Buffalo has one of the most successful teams in North America (The Bandits). The modern indoor lacrosse (Box Lacrosse) that the Bandits play is extremely fast with a lot of hard-hitting action. Played on artificial grass, it's almost like a mixture of ice hockey and basketball in terms of the rules and the rapid speed of the game. It's very entertaining, and the action in the audience is just as fun as the action on the field! Watch this video to see what this sport is like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biOp5leverA Watch this video for a brief history of the sport of lacrosse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha5CdtYkZYw. Sign-up at: https://www.ubevents.org/event/1617issstrips. Sign-Up Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 (or when sold out). Note: Guests must be 17 years old or older. Sorry, but children are not allowed on ISSS trips.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=ABE6737A-D67A-11E6-8A5B-9C1A9620BC6E

  • March 8, 2017

    F-1 Employment Authorization: Curricular & Optional Practical Training

    Learn the differences between Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT), and how to apply for these F-1 employment authorization benefits. The 17-Month STEM Extension, travel restrictions and other concerns will be discussed as well.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0F2B5CAC-D67B-11E6-99C7-9C1A9DEEBC6E

  • March 9, 2017

    Appointing International Students: Immigration Documents, I-9 Requirements, Etc.

    Do you need to interpret immigration documents (passports, visas, I-20's, I-94's, DS-2019's) for your job? Do you need to determine if an international student is eligible to work at UB? Do you need to sign off on new student employees' I-9 forms? This workshop is specifically designed for staff members who must interpret immigration documents in order to process appointments and fulfill their job responsibilities.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=B37BCDAA-DD9C-11E6-AB92-9C1A99C1BC6E

  • March 9, 2017

    Your Passport to Employment: Tips & Strategies from UB Engineering Alumni

    Are you embarking on your job search? Come hear UB engineering alumni discuss their experiences searching for a suitable position and, after they were hired, adapting to their employer's work environment.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=A3E51172-D9C7-11E6-8474-9C1A562DBC6E

  • March 11, 2017

    AAA Driver Improvement Course

    AAA's six-hour defensive driving course will enable you to receive a 10% discount on your car insurance, reduce the number of points on your driving record (if you have any violations), refresh your driving skills and learn techniques for collision prevention. The course fee is $29. Advance registration is required. Please contact ISSS, 210 Talbert Hall (645-2258, isss@buffalo.edu) for instructions on how to register. Note: You must be on time for this session. Students who arrive after it has started will not be admitted.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=8DC16ED2-D9D0-11E6-BA3F-9C1A9A2DBC6E

  • March 14, 2017

    H1-B Visas: An Information Session for Students

    Would you like to know about work options after OPT? Come learn what an H-1 B visa is, who is eligible for it, what the steps are for obtaining an H-1B visa and so on.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=16867EBE-D67B-11E6-BC96-9C1A9E45BC6E

  • March 18, 2017

    Maple Syrup Adventure

    Learn about the maple syrup-making process from start to finish. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and sample the maple syrup! Sign-up at: https://www.ubevents.org/event/1617issstrips. Sign-Up Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 (or when sold out). Note: Guests must be 17 years old or older. Sorry, but children are not allowed on ISSS trips.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=AFC5F448-D67A-11E6-A566-9C1A965ABC6E

  • March 21, 2017

    Your F-1 Immigration Status: A Refresher

    Do you remember what it means to maintain your F-1 status? We will discuss course registration requirements, working on- and off-campus, domestic and international travel, your immigration documents and much more! Note: You must be on time for this session. Students who arrive after it has started will not be admitted.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1CFC660A-D67B-11E6-A769-9C1A9EA7BC6E

  • March 22, 2017

    Tour of Buffalo’s Unique Places

    Experience Buffalo like never before! Join this guided bus tour of a brewery, a museum, a basilica, a music hall, etc. This is a great way to spend the day if you plan to stay in Buffalo during Spring Break. Sign-up at: https://www.ubevents.org/event/1617issstrips. Sign-Up Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 19 (or when sold out). Note: Guests must be 17 years old or older. Sorry, but children are not allowed on ISSS trips.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=B3A78496-D67A-11E6-986B-9C1A969CBC6E

  • March 22, 2017

    Advanced Optional Practical Training: H1-B Cap Gap Extension & 24-Month STEM Extension

    Come find out about advanced Optional Practical Training topics. Learn how to transition from Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, tips for applying, how to avoid Requests for Further Evidence and things to consider before traveling. Note: This is not a workshop for beginners. Prior attendance at "F-1 Employment Authorization: Curricular & Optional Practical Training" is required.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=25312F36-D67B-11E6-AA93-9C1A9F20BC6E