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International Education Week 2022

Monday, November 14  

Study Abroad Interest Meeting 12:15 PM -12:45 PM

Director, Melissa Holland

Where in the world do you want to travel to?  Join Director, Melissa Holland to explore where Buffalo State can take you to study away. There are over 1,000 programs waiting for you.  There will be allotted times for questions.  Click here to join

You Can't Dance Like That: Successfully Navigating Authentic Cross-Cultural Friendships 3:00 PM South Wing 7th Floor Conference Room

Presenters: Yanick Jenkins Carole Miller Canestrari

Friends from different racial and cultural backgrounds share the story of their relationship, including conflict resolution experiences and tips for maintaining and cultivating authentic communication and navigating difficult conversations. Participants will understand individual and personal roles and responsibility...the importance of communicating, seeing one another, and willingness to have difficult conversations. Through storytelling and sharing, participants will be guided to review and reflect on their own lives and experiences.

Tuesday, November 15

Dancing Around the World 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM at Campbell Student Union 

Presenters: Dance Appreciation Class

Dance Appreciation students share their research of dances from around the world.  Stop by their table in Campbell Student Union and get ready to wiggle your toes with new dance moves.

Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM at Study Hub, Campbell Student Union

Presenter: Gabriella Agostinelli  

Faculty-Student Association is sponsoring free consultations for our students with immigration attorney, Gabriella Agostinelli from Berardi Immigration Law in Buffalo.  Students must pre-sign up for a consultation. No walk-ins accepted. Click here to sign up for an appointment.

Women’s World Empowerment Panel  at 6:00 PM  Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

Presenters: Dr. Graziela Rondon-Pari, Dr. Ann Liao, and Dr. Rafika Merini

Buffalo State faculty presents on topics impacting women from around the world. Learn more about : "Advantages and Challenges Faced by Peruvian Women." "Women Migrant Workers' Situated Experience in Asia." And "Empowering Women of the Middle East and North Africa."

UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Marie Yovanovitch 7:00 PM at Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

Presenters: Marie Yovanovitch

The former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and best-selling author of the memoir “Lessons from the Edge” shares insights on the region and the current crisis as well as experiences from her 33-year career in the U.S. foreign service. Link - Click here for more information. 

Philharmonia Orchestra 7:30 PM at Performing Arts Center 

Director, Dr. Thomas Witakowski

The concert is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, November 16 

Wind Ensemble 7:30 PM at Performing Arts Center 

Director, Dr. Rick Fleming

Everyone is welcome to attend. The concert will be live streamed on the Buffalo State Music Department YouTube channel. The Wind Ensemble performs works in the traditional wind band repertoire as well as contemporary works of various styles. FREE - no ticket required.

Thursday, November 17

Dancing Around the World 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM at Butler Library Main Lobby

Presenters: Dance Appreciation Class

Dance Appreciation students showcase videos of dances from around the world.  Stop by the main lobby in Butler Library and move to the beat!

Peace Corp Presentation

Amanda Cady, representative to Peace Corps shares how to go abroad after graduation with the Peace Corps. Through Peace Corps’ two-year program life-defining experiences, volunteers can fully integrate into a host country community, where they live and work on education, health, economic development, environment, agriculture, and youth development projects. This workshop will cover Peace Corps programs, benefits and commitment, the requirements, and how to apply.  Reg... to attend.

Immigration Art 6:00 PM  at Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall

Presenter: Attorney Arthur Serratelli

It’s never too early for students to plan their immigration future! Learn more about employment-based visa options after graduation. Both enrolled students and students on OPT and STEM OPT are encouraged to attend. Arthur Serratelli, Esq—will provide international students with information and resources on employment-based visa options beyond F-1 OPT and J-1 Academic Training!  Refreshments provided afterwards.  Join virtually  

Live Cooking Show with Chef Forman 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Tower One, 10th Floor 

Presenter: Chef Forman, Alumni of Buffalo State

Are you hungry for good international food?  Seating available for 20 students.  Get tips on cooking on campus in the residence halls with ingredients you find at local stores. Chef Forman, owner of Thyme & Honey, Certified Executive Chef at Delaware North for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. To Be One of the 20 Students. Those that would prefer to join our watch party, join us at Facebook Live 

Friday, November 18  

Monthly Cultural Café 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Butler Library

All of the campus community is invited to share a cup of coffee as we end International Education Week 2022.  Help us decorate fall leaves with reasons we are thankful.

For more information contact Tricia Herritt at

Thank you to International Education Week Sponsors: E. H. Butler Library, 

Equity and Diversity Office, Maurene Callahan Bouras Center for Global Engagement and the Faculty Student Association.



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