Seven UB undergraduates interested in learning more about student leadership in other cultures return to Western New York tomorrow after studying in the Far East as part of UB’s SLIDE (Student Leadership International Dialogue and Exchange) Program.
An initiative of the Division of Student Affairs, the aim of the program is to give students an opportunity to interact firsthand with counterparts in Singapore and learn about models of student leadership in other cultures. Student Affairs expects to offer such opportunities on a regular basis, with another program planned for July in Beijing.
UB worked with two international partners—the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)—to organize program activities.
SIM, which hosted the program, partners on four UB undergraduate programs and one UB graduate program conducted entirely at the SIM campus. These programs currently enroll more than 1,000 students from Singapore and the surrounding region. Some of these students spend a semester or more at UB. For the past four summers, SIM also has hosted a six-week study abroad program on Asian business for UB undergraduates.