Workshops, Trips, & Events

Life in Buffal - Niagara Falls

Events This Month

  • January 28, 2017

    Ice Skating at Canalside

    Join us for ice skating at Buffalo's popular outdoor rink. Located at Buffalo's revitalized waterfront, Canalside is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether you are a first-time skater or skating master, you will have a great time! Note: This is an outdoor activity so you will need clothes for cold weather. There is a facility at Canalside where you can go to warm up, have a cup of hot chocolate and relax, but you should dress warmly so you can spend most of your time outside skating.

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  • February 3, 2017

    Winter Driving

    Do you know how to drive safely on snow and ice? Come learn safety tips for driving in the winter.

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  • February 4, 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, 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.

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  • February 7, 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.

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  • February 9, 2017

    Travel USA

    This workshop is geared toward inexperienced travelers who want to explore the U.S. while having fun, learning and sticking to a low budget. Participants will learn travel tips and tricks from experienced travelers.

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  • February 10, 2017

    Academic Integrity in the U.S.

    Learn how academic integrity is defined in the U.S. What actions are considered to be cheating? And what are the consequences to such academic integrity violations?

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  • February 11, 2017

    Cross Country Skiing

    Come cross-country (Nordic) skiing with us at a ski resort close to Buffalo. Enjoy the beauty of the winter landscape, and the peace and quiet of the countryside. Learn from professionals to ski Nordic style! Sign-up at: Sign-Up Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 (or when sold out). Note: Guests must be 17 years old or older. Sorry, but children are not allowed on ISSS trips.

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  • February 13, 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.

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  • February 14, 2017

    Teaching International Students: Promoting Class Participation & Understanding the Cultural Dimensions of Academic Integrity

    This workshop focuses on bridging the cultural gap between your teaching style, and international students' expectations and experiences. Come find out why international students may be reticent in class discussions and learn useful techniques to encourage their participation. Increase your understanding of the cultural dimensions of academic integrity. Learn about approaches to learning in countries represented by UB students and how those influence the students‚€™ understanding of academic integrity. Find out about students‚€™ understanding of actions which constitute cheating, their prior awareness of plagiarism and citation methods, and their expectations regarding consequences to academic integrity violations. Last, learn how to communicate academic integrity policies more effectively to international students.

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  • February 15, 2017

    Keeping Yourself Safe

    Learn useful tips and strategies to protect yourself and your money. The suggestions are easy to follow, and will increase your feelings of safety and security.

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