Workshops, Trips, & Events

Workshops for Students

Workshops for Students

Download complete Spring 2016 schedule

  • February 9, 2016

    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=168045AE-BBA5-11E5-923C-EFE51E901024

  • February 9, 2016

    U.S. Army MAVNI Program for International Students: What You Should Know

    Some UB international students have expressed an interest in the U.S. Army MAVNI program, which is available to international students who are proficient in more than one language, have in-demand skills and are interested in expedited U.S. Citizenship. Program criteria include: 1) Legal residency in the U.S. for a minimum of two years without a single absence lasting longer than 90 days, 2) high school diploma, 3) qualifying scores on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), and 4) qualifying scores on a proficiency test in the student's native language. If the MAVNI program interests you, come find out everything you want to know about it.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=7EFB9B5E-C525-11E5-A262-EFE55DD31024

  • February 11, 2016

    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.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=899D5A94-BBA6-11E5-B68C-EFE53B7D1024

  • February 15, 2016

    H-1B 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=32B6C944-BBA7-11E5-B339-EFE547661024

  • February 19, 2016

    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=E1035B4A-BBA5-11E5-A616-EFE52BA61024

  • February 22, 2016

    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 OPT extension, travel restrictions and other concerns will be discussed as well.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=F0B20A5C-BBA8-11E5-BE66-EFE568BB1024

  • February 26, 2016

    “Terraferma” (“Dry Land”) (Italy, 2011)

    Ernesto is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. Political and economic unrest in North Africa has caused a growing number of people to flee their country in the hopes of settling in Europe. The Sicilian government has firmly warned sailors not to pick up Africans attempting to enter the country illegally by boat. When Ernesto sees a young man and his pregnant mother drowning after fleeing a small boat, his conscience forces him to rescue them, and he and his family become unwitting criminals as they give the immigrant family a place to stay.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=783771E4-BEC2-11E5-B078-EFE580311024

  • March 2, 2016

    Income Tax Workshop (for nonresident filers)

    Learn about U.S. tax laws as they apply to F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. for five years or less in 2015 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2015. Learn tax vocabulary, what tax forms you have to fill out, how to fill out those forms, if you are eligible for a tax treaty benefit, how to claim tax treaty benefits, what to do if Social Security and Medicare were withheld from your paycheck, and where to go for help if you have a question. Find out what you need to do to file an income tax return. We recommend that you bring your W-2 and 1042-S form(s) to the workshop. If you download federal (U.S. Government) tax forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843, and New York State tax forms IT-203 and IT-203B (available at www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/isss_tax.html) and bring them to the workshop, you can prepare your income tax return during the presentation.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=CB3C9F10-C442-11E5-AC2A-EFE573731024

  • March 9, 2016

    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 OPT extension, travel restrictions and other concerns will be discussed as well.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=8010F47E-BBA9-11E5-B276-EFE5710C1024

  • March 11, 2016

    Immigration for Entrepreneurs

    Do you hope to start your own company? This session will discuss the visa statuses available for those who want to start, own, operate and work in new entrepreneurial ventures, what the requirements are, and how to apply for these statuses.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=BBCB7734-C51B-11E5-9528-EFE575621024

  • March 12, 2016

    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=7B6BB87A-BBAC-11E5-A6DC-EFE5652A1024

  • March 22, 2016

    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=8B7F2814-BFB2-11E5-98A5-EFE55CB81024

  • March 22, 2016

    H-1B 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=C7F895F0-BBA7-11E5-A211-EFE553E81024

  • March 23, 2016

    Advanced Optional Practical Training: H-1B Cap Gap Extension & 17-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=3CE2A6A8-C08F-11E5-AC25-EFE518661024

  • March 25, 2016

    “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” ("Tini zabutykh predkiv") (Soviet Union, 1965)

    In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months. Finally, he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children, but his mind stays on his lost love. To recapture his attention, Palagna tries sorcery and in the process comes under the spell of the sorcerer, publicly humiliating Ivan, who then fights the sorcerer. The lively rhythms of village life, the work and the holidays, the pageant and revelry of weddings and funerals, the change of seasons, and nature's beauty give proportion to Ivan's tragedy.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0A9D98D2-BEC4-11E5-81D5-EFE559E31024

  • March 30, 2016

    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 OPT extension, travel restrictions and other concerns will be discussed as well.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=BD41FA70-C08E-11E5-9EEA-EFE582F11024

  • April 1, 2016

    Income Tax Workshop (for nonresident filers)

    Learn about U.S. tax laws as they apply to F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. for five years or less in 2015 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2015. Learn tax vocabulary, what tax forms you have to fill out, how to fill out those forms, if you are eligible for a tax treaty benefit, how to claim tax treaty benefits, what to do if Social Security and Medicare were withheld from your paycheck, and where to go for help if you have a question. Find out what you need to do to file an income tax return. We recommend that you bring your W-2 and 1042-S form(s) to the workshop. If you download federal (U.S. Government) tax forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843, and New York State tax forms IT-203 and IT-203B (available at www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/isss_tax.html) and bring them to the workshop, you can prepare your income tax return during the presentation.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1F4BA15E-C647-11E5-B9A2-EFE55EB31024

  • April 4, 2016

    How to Ship Your Stuff Home

    Are you graduating? Come find out the best ways to ship your belongings to another state in the U.S. or your home country. Find out about transportation options, rates, customs, packaging and so on.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=840D4482-BBAA-11E5-A5BA-EFE51A081024

  • April 8, 2016

    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=513B4188-C507-11E5-97D4-EFE547F31024

  • April 13, 2016

    Advanced Optional Practical Training: H-1B Cap Gap Extension & 17-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=DEA4BDE6-C08F-11E5-9A7A-EFE53CA61024

  • April 14, 2016

    How to Buy and Maintain Your Car

    Learn tips for finding a good used car that matches your budget, negotiating the best price and keeping your car in good running condition in all seasons.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1A6985BC-BBAB-11E5-BC77-EFE52B1F1024

  • April 19, 2016

    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 OPT extension, travel restrictions and other concerns will be discussed as well.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=E55BDC0E-BBA9-11E5-AB70-EFE5803C1024

  • April 22, 2016

    “Apur Sansar” (“The World of Apu”) (India, 1959)

    Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit to a village wedding. This changes his life for, when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu's friend asks him to become the husband. After initial revulsion at the idea, Apu agrees. He takes his exquisite bride Aparna back to Calcutta. But, when she dies while giving birth, Apu leaves Calcutta crazy with grief and his son Kajal is left abandoned with his wife's parents. Only after a long period of total indifference to worldly responsibilities does Apu become capable of returning to the world.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5339A670-BEC5-11E5-A579-EFE58B881024

  • April 25, 2016

    H-1B 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=55C258B2-BBA8-11E5-81CE-EFE55EF61024

Workshops for International Employees

Download complete Spring 2016 schedule

  • February 11, 2016

    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.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=899D5A94-BBA6-11E5-B68C-EFE53B7D1024

  • February 26, 2016

    “Terraferma” (“Dry Land”) (Italy, 2011)

    Ernesto is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. Political and economic unrest in North Africa has caused a growing number of people to flee their country in the hopes of settling in Europe. The Sicilian government has firmly warned sailors not to pick up Africans attempting to enter the country illegally by boat. When Ernesto sees a young man and his pregnant mother drowning after fleeing a small boat, his conscience forces him to rescue them, and he and his family become unwitting criminals as they give the immigrant family a place to stay.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=783771E4-BEC2-11E5-B078-EFE580311024

  • March 2, 2016

    Income Tax Workshop (for nonresident filers)

    Learn about U.S. tax laws as they apply to F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. for five years or less in 2015 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2015. Learn tax vocabulary, what tax forms you have to fill out, how to fill out those forms, if you are eligible for a tax treaty benefit, how to claim tax treaty benefits, what to do if Social Security and Medicare were withheld from your paycheck, and where to go for help if you have a question. Find out what you need to do to file an income tax return. We recommend that you bring your W-2 and 1042-S form(s) to the workshop. If you download federal (U.S. Government) tax forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843, and New York State tax forms IT-203 and IT-203B (available at www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/isss_tax.html) and bring them to the workshop, you can prepare your income tax return during the presentation.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=CB3C9F10-C442-11E5-AC2A-EFE573731024

  • March 11, 2016

    Immigration for Entrepreneurs

    Do you hope to start your own company? This session will discuss the visa statuses available for those who want to start, own, operate and work in new entrepreneurial ventures, what the requirements are, and how to apply for these statuses.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=BBCB7734-C51B-11E5-9528-EFE575621024

  • March 12, 2016

    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=7B6BB87A-BBAC-11E5-A6DC-EFE5652A1024

  • March 25, 2016

    “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” ("Tini zabutykh predkiv") (Soviet Union, 1965)

    In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months. Finally, he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children, but his mind stays on his lost love. To recapture his attention, Palagna tries sorcery and in the process comes under the spell of the sorcerer, publicly humiliating Ivan, who then fights the sorcerer. The lively rhythms of village life, the work and the holidays, the pageant and revelry of weddings and funerals, the change of seasons, and nature's beauty give proportion to Ivan's tragedy.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0A9D98D2-BEC4-11E5-81D5-EFE559E31024

  • April 1, 2016

    Income Tax Workshop (for nonresident filers)

    Learn about U.S. tax laws as they apply to F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. for five years or less in 2015 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2015. Learn tax vocabulary, what tax forms you have to fill out, how to fill out those forms, if you are eligible for a tax treaty benefit, how to claim tax treaty benefits, what to do if Social Security and Medicare were withheld from your paycheck, and where to go for help if you have a question. Find out what you need to do to file an income tax return. We recommend that you bring your W-2 and 1042-S form(s) to the workshop. If you download federal (U.S. Government) tax forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843, and New York State tax forms IT-203 and IT-203B (available at www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/isss_tax.html) and bring them to the workshop, you can prepare your income tax return during the presentation.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1F4BA15E-C647-11E5-B9A2-EFE55EB31024

  • April 4, 2016

    How to Ship Your Stuff Home

    Are you graduating? Come find out the best ways to ship your belongings to another state in the U.S. or your home country. Find out about transportation options, rates, customs, packaging and so on.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=840D4482-BBAA-11E5-A5BA-EFE51A081024

  • April 8, 2016

    Beyond the Basics: Meeting International Students’ Needs

    How can UB staff better respond to international students' needs? This workshop involves discussion of critical incidents in order to understand better some strategies used by UB international students and the reasons why they employ such strategies. Gain additional insights into the causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding. Learn strategies for successful communication and cultural understanding.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=65ACAD04-BFB3-11E5-A095-EFE5845B1024

  • April 14, 2016

    How to Buy and Maintain Your Car

    Learn tips for finding a good used car that matches your budget, negotiating the best price and keeping your car in good running condition in all seasons.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1A6985BC-BBAB-11E5-BC77-EFE52B1F1024

  • April 22, 2016

    “Apur Sansar” (“The World of Apu”) (India, 1959)

    Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit to a village wedding. This changes his life for, when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu's friend asks him to become the husband. After initial revulsion at the idea, Apu agrees. He takes his exquisite bride Aparna back to Calcutta. But, when she dies while giving birth, Apu leaves Calcutta crazy with grief and his son Kajal is left abandoned with his wife's parents. Only after a long period of total indifference to worldly responsibilities does Apu become capable of returning to the world.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5339A670-BEC5-11E5-A579-EFE58B881024

Workshops for UB Departments

Download complete Spring 2016 schedule

  • February 11, 2016

    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.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=899D5A94-BBA6-11E5-B68C-EFE53B7D1024

  • February 26, 2016

    “Terraferma” (“Dry Land”) (Italy, 2011)

    Ernesto is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. Political and economic unrest in North Africa has caused a growing number of people to flee their country in the hopes of settling in Europe. The Sicilian government has firmly warned sailors not to pick up Africans attempting to enter the country illegally by boat. When Ernesto sees a young man and his pregnant mother drowning after fleeing a small boat, his conscience forces him to rescue them, and he and his family become unwitting criminals as they give the immigrant family a place to stay.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=783771E4-BEC2-11E5-B078-EFE580311024

  • March 7, 2016

    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=A046F1BE-C534-11E5-85B1-EFE5520F1024

  • March 11, 2016

    Immigration for Entrepreneurs

    Do you hope to start your own company? This session will discuss the visa statuses available for those who want to start, own, operate and work in new entrepreneurial ventures, what the requirements are, and how to apply for these statuses.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=BBCB7734-C51B-11E5-9528-EFE575621024

  • March 12, 2016

    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=7B6BB87A-BBAC-11E5-A6DC-EFE5652A1024

  • March 25, 2016

    “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors” ("Tini zabutykh predkiv") (Soviet Union, 1965)

    In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father's killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months. Finally, he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children, but his mind stays on his lost love. To recapture his attention, Palagna tries sorcery and in the process comes under the spell of the sorcerer, publicly humiliating Ivan, who then fights the sorcerer. The lively rhythms of village life, the work and the holidays, the pageant and revelry of weddings and funerals, the change of seasons, and nature's beauty give proportion to Ivan's tragedy.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=0A9D98D2-BEC4-11E5-81D5-EFE559E31024

  • April 1, 2016

    Income Tax Workshop (for nonresident filers)

    Learn about U.S. tax laws as they apply to F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. for five years or less in 2015 and J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. for two years or less in 2015. Learn tax vocabulary, what tax forms you have to fill out, how to fill out those forms, if you are eligible for a tax treaty benefit, how to claim tax treaty benefits, what to do if Social Security and Medicare were withheld from your paycheck, and where to go for help if you have a question. Find out what you need to do to file an income tax return. We recommend that you bring your W-2 and 1042-S form(s) to the workshop. If you download federal (U.S. Government) tax forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843, and New York State tax forms IT-203 and IT-203B (available at www.buffalo.edu/intlservices/isss_tax.html) and bring them to the workshop, you can prepare your income tax return during the presentation.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1F4BA15E-C647-11E5-B9A2-EFE55EB31024

  • April 8, 2016

    Beyond the Basics: Meeting International Students’ Needs

    How can UB staff better respond to international students' needs? This workshop involves discussion of critical incidents in order to understand better some strategies used by UB international students and the reasons why they employ such strategies. Gain additional insights into the causes of miscommunication and misunderstanding. Learn strategies for successful communication and cultural understanding.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=65ACAD04-BFB3-11E5-A095-EFE5845B1024

  • April 14, 2016

    How to Buy and Maintain Your Car

    Learn tips for finding a good used car that matches your budget, negotiating the best price and keeping your car in good running condition in all seasons.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=1A6985BC-BBAB-11E5-BC77-EFE52B1F1024

  • April 22, 2016

    “Apur Sansar” (“The World of Apu”) (India, 1959)

    Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit to a village wedding. This changes his life for, when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu's friend asks him to become the husband. After initial revulsion at the idea, Apu agrees. He takes his exquisite bride Aparna back to Calcutta. But, when she dies while giving birth, Apu leaves Calcutta crazy with grief and his son Kajal is left abandoned with his wife's parents. Only after a long period of total indifference to worldly responsibilities does Apu become capable of returning to the world.

    Web site: http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=5339A670-BEC5-11E5-A579-EFE58B881024

Announcements

Do you plan to travel in the U.S.?

Attend "Travel USA"