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International Council

Coordinator:

Omran AlBarazanchi -

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

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:  


President:
Ashley Wiah
(917) 838-0263
Vice President:
Fanta Dabo
(347) 280-7967
Treasurer:
Satang Trawally
(646) 707-6086
Secretary:
Nana Opoku
(516) 469-8638

Balkan SA

Club Status: Permanent

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.



President:
Harun Hadzic
7169358834
Vice President:
Furtuna Sopi
Treasurer:
Gird Ceno
Secretary:
Abbas Rizvi
7168173583

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,


President:
ShyAnn Barnett
(718) 219-5248
Vice President:
Sayan Trotman
3158003159
Treasurer:
Anneke Parkinson
6317874304
Secretary:
Kerene Wright
(347) 375-5346

Chinese SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

Promote cultural exchange and understanding among students at UB. Introduce Chinese cultural and intellectual heritage. Assist new students upon arrival at UB.

Office Location:  SU 372


President:
Rongsheng Xu
7169899536
Vice President:
Samantha Nan
3475996591
Treasurer:
Kaicheng Cao
7166033082
Secretary:
Humin Weng
9173254732

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:
Brian Anthony Balayon
7186879651
Vice President:
Kennen Gillam
9292510716
Treasurer:
Aaron Jed Presto
5165473509
Secretary:
Faye Alexandra Gapo
6318002905

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


President:
Joanne Lau
9293219110
Vice President:
Kimberly So
7188082575
Treasurer:
Lena Chen
3473459463

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:  


President:
Ramya Sridhar
7169083834
Vice President:
Dhiral Patel
Treasurer:
Sauptik Saha
(205)218-7614
Secretary:
Hasti Parikh

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:  


President:
Joseph Imanuel
2069101452
Vice President:
Laniya Hooks
7165109957
Treasurer:
Yosua Moniaga
(716) 948-8824

Italian SA

Club Status: Temporary

Date Established: 2018-04-09

About us:

The Italian Student Association is a cultural organization that celebrates and shares the Italian heritage, culture, customs, and language with the university community. This organization seeks to form bonds between those who have similar backgrounds or those that want to learn more about Italian traditions.



President:
Alexa Federice
Vice President:
Daniela Falcone
Treasurer:
Gabby Castricone
Secretary:
Serena Strollo DiCenso

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


President:
Haruka Matsuura
Vice President:
Atsumi Muira
819064870206
Treasurer:
Caitlyn McKee
7169891182
Secretary:
Sophie McGuire

Korean 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


President:
Justin Lam
929 342 8649
Vice President:
Emily Pinto
(607) 742-1020
Treasurer:
Eden Hunter
716 994-2924
Secretary:
Amber Edwin

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:

  • To educate members the university community and the community at large about Latin American culture.
  • To educate about and treat issues that affect our communities.
  • To actively get involved in the community and provide support wherever necessary.
  • To actively work with other organizations both on and off campus to better our communities.
  • To honor celebrate and perpetuate the traditions and customs that have shaped our cultures and identities.
  • To create and maintain a support network for students at the university.
  • To promote academic excellence personal and intellectual growth and leadership development.
  • To create activities and events that promote diversity unity cultural awareness and respect.



President:
Anthony Vargas
(917) 365-3990
Vice President:
Ming Chen Deng
(631) 681-2035
Treasurer:
Bryant Mercedes
(347) 872-8042
Secretary:
Rosemary Guzman
(646) 836-8412

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:  


President:
Brandon Kah Ho Lau
7164959812
Vice President:
Shin Jeat Kwan
7165073189
Treasurer:
Andy Zheng
7186830669
Secretary:
Louise Wen Xuan Lee
7163981626

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:
Dima Abass
18455459498
Vice President:
Jenna AlNaji
7169094377
Treasurer:
Tamara Alishaqi
7162381773
Secretary:
Sara Kfoury
7164794170

Pakistani SA

Club Status: Permanent

About us:

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



President:
Omer Rana
Vice President:
Anusha Ansari
5857347985
Treasurer:
Manhal Siddiqi
7162046871
Secretary:
Jenna Ayoub
7165441135

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


President:
Rafal Wojtanowski
(845) 490-2200
Vice President:
Michal Muzyk
716-748-1938
Treasurer:
Alan Alper
(516) 636-9662
Secretary:
Bartosz Zyskowski
(718) 415-6252

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


President:
Minghao Gan
7163805550
Vice President:
Joshua Ho
7163800328
Treasurer:
Judy Zhu
3479779167
Secretary:
Josephine Tjia
(646) 236-9157

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.



President:
Yuan Chih Hu
Vice President:
Chien Wei Yo
6264759906
Treasurer:
Hsien Pin Ou
7163428068
Secretary:
Eric Yeh
3478039557

Thai SA

Club Status: Permanent

Date Established: 2018-05-09

About us:

The establishment of the Thai SA is to play a significant role in the promoting Thai culture to the University at Buffalo staff and students through our public meetings and unique events. Many people miss out on Thai culture even though there are a lot of topics related to Thai culture. Therefore, we want people to relate Thai culture to their everyday lives. 



President:
Disorn Kwunchaithanya
7183144945
Vice President:
Achira Boonrath
716 730 9234
Treasurer:
Emily Ng
3475671277
Secretary:
Kanyarat Lee
7163929767

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


President:
Nurzhan Nurbergenov
(716) 394-4161
Vice President:
Kevin Pham
(585) 857-8507
Treasurer:
Tony Wang
Secretary:
Peter Duong
(716) 580-0463

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