International Council

Coordinator:
Peter Pranata - - 1.8569751123


The International Council consists of a wide array of diverse clubs celebrating the cultures and nationalities across the globe. Students are given the opportunity to learn about other cultures, lifestyles and traditions, in addition to celebrate these experiences first hand. Through dance, music, food, art, language, and so much more, the International clubs facilitate a welcoming environment for all students. The International Council organizes annual events such as International Fiesta, International Soccer Tournament, and International Iron Chef, which showcases the pride and heritage of the clubs and their traditions.



African SA | Balkan SA | Bangladeshi SA | Caribbean SA | Chinese SA | Filipino American SA | Himalayan SA | Hong Kong SA | Indian SA | Indonesian SA | Japanese SA | Korean United SA | Latin American SA | Malaysian SA | Myanmar SA | Organization of Arab Students | Pakistani SA | Polish SA | Singapore SA | Taiwanese SA | Thai SA | Vietnamese SA


African SA
Club Status: Permanent
Date Established:  2018-05-11

About Us:

To affirm our determination to achieve and maintain unity among the members, regardless of race, creed, color, sex or political belief; we assert our commitment to learning about African values and promoting a true image of Africa in the University and the Buffalo community. To foster the understanding of Africa in this University, and the surrounding communities. To promote a true image of Pan African Spirit in the University and Buffalo Communities. To encourage all African students in the University to participate in activities of the Organization.



Office Location:  371
General E-mail:  
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Vice-President
Ashley Wiah
917-838-0263
Treasurer
Boubacar Sow
347-664-6713
Secretary
Chrisunta Palma
917-291-9480
President
Aniyah Turner
(718) 954-2178


Balkan SA
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-03-07

About Us:

To promote the cultures, languages and traditions of the peoples of the Balkan Peninsula. This will allow students to develop different perspectives and learn about new cultures and regions around the world. Countries that will be represented will be Serbia, Albania, Romania, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Bulgaria. It will allow us to build a community for people from this region and allow students to hang out and have fun.



Treasurer
Milos Trivanovic
(716) 909-7004
Vice-President
Harun Hadzic
(716) 935-8834
Secretary
Omran Omar
(585) 520-1965
President
Florida Mulaj
(914) 525-9309


Bangladeshi SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To promote the Bangladeshi culture at UB.



Office Location:  SU 307
General E-mail:  
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President
Sifat Arefin Zico
Vice-President
Oyshi Rahman
(347) 761-2249
Treasurer
Rathin Sarker
(443) 642-8259
Secretary
Benjamin Donaldson
(914) 536-6690


Caribbean SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

 

CSA is an international council organization that stands as a representation of the Caribbean population at UB. We foster conversations and events around educating everyone about different aspects of the Caribbean culture, through informative and fun events. We serve as a home away from home for all Caribbean and non-Caribbean students. We serve as a medium where UB students can meet different individuals who share common goal as themselves. Overall we serve as a family and like our motto says; Out Of Many We Are One!


Office Location:  SU 307
General E-mail:  
Club Advisor:  Juwan Thompson,
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President
Patrice Cunningham
631-3743563
Secretary
Jacky Ducheine
3475202204
Vice-President
Nahahme Howard
3154919080
President
Rudolph Walker
9172320086


Chinese SA
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-10-12

About Us:

Chinese SA offers a platform for students to meet each other not only from china, it also invites students who are interested in Chinese culture. The aim of this club is for students to acknowledge companionship through involvement in events while exploring the history and food culture of China.




President
Molly Zheng
(917) 238-8387
Vice-President
Song Lin
(917) 929-6657
Treasurer
Shiyao Wang
(646) 288-6261
Secretary
Lingqiao Chen
(917) 557-8805


Filipino American SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To educate all students on Filipino cultural topics and issues, whether they of Filipino descent or non-Filipino descent, unite and empower them with a united voice. We do hereby agree to uphold all regulations of the University at Buffalo, the Undergraduate Student Association (SA), and the State University of New York.



President
Marie Pardo
(716) 830-9460
Vice-President
Steven De Leon
(516) 776-2155
Secretary
Shania Anunciacion
(347) 968-7877
Treasurer
Mary Iris Lactaoen
(516) 532-8083


Himalayan SA
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-10-09

About Us:

Our club's purpose is to preserve and promote Nepalese and Tibetan culture as well as to provide a platform for students of UB to learn about the culture and traditions of third wold countries. Our club's purpose is not only to preserve and promote but also to diversify our understanding of different cultures from other clubs and to be a new beneficial addition to the Student Association.




President
Rios Thapa Magar
(716) 275-7538
Vice-President
Mijas Bhattachan
(717) 993-1179
Treasurer
Nipun Rajbhandary
(716) 328-8681
Secretary
Tenzin Metok
(929) 235-3300


Hong Kong SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Hong Kong SA seeks to promote the culture of Hong Kong through workshops and events to unite its members in a single identity and to foster relationships within the student body. Although Hong Kong  is part of China as of July 1 1997 there are various aspects that differentiate its organization separate from other Asian clubs.



Office Location:  SU 322
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President
Taco Kwok
3473224898
Vice-President
Joanne Lau
9178932839
Secretary
Shirley Lin
6464797038
Treasurer
Ivy Lin
3476366791


Indian SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

We, the people of Indian origin, students at the State University of New York at Buffalo, aim to:

  • Promote the cultural and educational atmosphere of SUNY at Buffalo
  • Promote the general welfare of everyone, regardless of origin, at the University
  • Promote international understanding and the friendship between different student bodies


General E-mail:  
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President
Aneri Dholakiya
Vice-President
Anmol Patel
Secretary
Renuka Kannappan
Treasurer
Monica Khanna


Indonesian SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote cultural exchange and understanding. Introduce Indonesian intellectual and cultural heritage. Assist new students.



Office Location:  SU 373
General E-mail:  
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President
Givary Muhammad
6464170864
Vice-President
Annisa Nowicki
7164360982
Treasurer
Aland Feltama
4256268182
Secretary
Timothy Harianja
6073191774


Japanese SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Maintain a spirit of community among the students at UB. Promote Japanese culture and encourage understanding in the community. Meetings held in 330 SU.



Office Location:  SU 373
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Secretary
Amani Minter
(716) 598-5538
President
Benson Wu
(646) 541-5330
Vice-President
Silas Hoffstaetter
(607) 341-5920
Treasurer
Daniel Li
(631) 341-5920


Korean United SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

KASA strives to cultivate and promote  an interest in Korean and Korean-American history culture and many other facets of the Korean-American experience by providing opportunities for University at Buffalo students and other college students to come together on a social and cultural level.



Office Location:  SU 322
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President
Chae Young Oh
5854430672
Vice-President
Inha Jung
13193714386
Treasurer
Jeong Yeop Lee
(716) 423-7654
Secretary
Dong Hoi Kim
(716) 445-9179


Latin American SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The Latin American Student Association of the State University at Buffalo is a student-run and funded organization. The goals of this organization are as follows:rn• To educate members the university community and the community at large about Latin American culture.rn• To educate about and treat issues that affect our communities.rn• To actively get involved in the community and provide support wherever necessary. rn• To actively work with other organizations both on and off campus to better our communities. rn• To honor celebrate and perpetuate the traditions and customs that have shaped our cultures and identities.rn• To create and maintain a support network for students at the university.rn• To promote academic excellence personal and intellectual growth and leadership development.rn• To create activities and events that promote diversity unity cultural awareness and respect.rn



Office Location:  SU 372
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President
Desiny Pacheco
(914) 512-6782
Vice-President
Sabrina Alvarado
Treasurer
Kelvin Roman
(716) 436-1363
Secretary
Thais Nunez
(917) 450-0650


Malaysian SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote general welfare of Malaysian students; provide intellectual and cultural development in the college and community. Various activities fundraising.



Office Location:  SU 372
General E-mail:  
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President
Andy Zheng
7186830669
Treasurer
Jessie Pei Wen Lim
7164725005
Secretary
Jessica Kwan
6465959107
Vice-President
Chaw Chuen Ng
7165178761


Myanmar SA
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2017-10-18

About Us:

This club was established on the principles of serving, representing and assisting all Myanmar students  at the University at Buffalo through events and cultural exhibitions. We want to help and cultivate the Myanmar cultures and traditions and share it with our diverse student body. We aspire to bring about happiness and strength within Myanmar student body through unity. Myanmar students will be able to form under their identities and to meet people of other backgrounds and creeds. 




Vice-President
Rosy Zel
7162922572
Treasurer
Ar Kee
(518) 512-7060
Secretary
Si Thu Maung
7164956837
President
Charles Steber
(716) 249-9097


Organization of Arab Students
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The Organization of Arab Students aspires to educate and promote understanding of the Arab cultures among the student body at the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo community. This will be implemented through provided educational and recreational activities in a friendly atmosphere that best serves all. 



President
Elise Helou
4109202217
Vice-President
George Kfouri
716-908-4949
Treasurer
Waseem Hanini
(646) 684-9686
Secretary
Yaseen Abdulla
716-994-4161


Pakistani SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of this club is to educate students and promote Pakistani culture.



Office Location:  SU 375
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President
Hamza Aamir
Vice-President
Humayoon Mohiuddin
Treasurer
Omer Rana
Secretary
Rijaa Khan
(716) 948-7732


Polish SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The Polish Student Association exists to foster Polish and Polish-American culture and fellowship, to connect students with the local Polish community, and to celebrate Polish culture, heritage, and tradition.



Club Advisor:  Danuta Nycz-Nakamura, , (716) 860-0730
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Secretary
Ewa Durda
(347) 286-3151
Vice-President
Kyle Yagielski
(518) 495-6796
President
Rafal Wojtanowski
(845) 490-2200
Treasurer
Tony Szeglowski
(716) 566-8422


Singapore SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To provide a common ground of understanding between individuals of various ethic origins at the University at Buffalo through social, cultural and educational activities. Members of the Singapore Student Association ("SGSA") will develop deeper understanding of Singapore. The organization also serves to unite Singaporeans in the University at Buffalo as well as to help them adjust to the American culture.



Club Advisor:  Paul Yong (716) 597-7052
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Treasurer
Jeremy Ng
(716) 598-8814
Secretary
Zezawha Linn Thein
7163229827
President
Deborah Tan
(716) 598-8912
Vice-President
Amelia Lim
(929) 310-1823


Taiwanese SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of the Taiwanese Student Association is to bring together, to assist, and to promote mutual interest and understanding among the Taiwanese in UB community. The Association shall also serve to promote of the Taiwanese culture in the UB Community.



Treasurer
Ching Ru Yang
(929) 248-2658
President
Ping Chen Chen
7168671426
Secretary
Ken Wei Chang
7165638665
Vice-President
Justin Ma
6466782998


Thai SA
Club Status: Temporary
Date Established:  2018-05-09

About Us:

Promote Thailand culture through public meeting and events. 




President
Disorn Kwunchaithanya
7183144945
Vice-President
Chetinai Kalamaphichit
(917) 270-6186
Treasurer
Emily Ng
(347) 567-1277
Secretary
Kanyarat Lee
(716) 392-9769


Vietnamese SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The Vietnamese Student Association aims to preserve and promote Vietnamese cultural and historical awareness at the University at Buffalo, and the surrounding community by providing programs and support for students to establish a common ground for cultural awareness



Office Location:  SU 376
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President
William Le
(716) 400-4732
Vice-President
Minh Chau Le Cau
(508) 667-6530
Treasurer
William Ye
(347) 634-2766
Secretary
Daniellynn Ursua
(347) 684-9675