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International Council

Coordinator:
Danny Vo - - 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.



Afghan SA | African SA | Balkan SA | Bangladeshi SA | Caribbean SA | Filipino American SA | Hong Kong SA | Indian SA | Indonesian SA | Japanese SA | Korean United SA | Latin American SA | Malaysian SA | Organization of Arab Students | Pakistani SA | Persian SA | Polish SA | Singapore SA | Taiwanese SA | Turkish SA | Vietnamese SA


Afghan SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Afghan SA strives to educate celebrate and contribute to diversity at UB with regards to all multi-ethnic aspects of Afghan culture. We also strive to eradicate misconceptions and clear any and all derogatory stereotypes that Afghan peoples have labeled with. We are dedicated to bringing awareness to Afghan culture through social events mentor-ship fundraising and education.



Office Location:  SU 371
Club Advisor:  Ahmad, , 716-320-1160

President
Vanessa Tavares
(516) 710-9180
Vice-President
William DiLorenzo
(716) 870-6201
Treasurer
Alex Johnston
Secretary
Juan Cardenas


African SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Foster understanding of Africa and Pan African spirit in the University and surrounding community. Encourage African students to participate in activities. Provide forum for discussion of current issues. Assist new students with orientation and environment.



General E-mail:  

President
Rahaman Afenlola
(516) 439-9039
Vice-President
Nosazena Iyekegbe
(914) 960-5001
Treasurer
Grace Oji
(914) 830-5939
Secretary
Jayla Flowers
(585) 766-7169


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.



President
Albert Mashkulli
(848) 468-8967
Vice-President
Hamza Razzaq
(631) 816-7955
Treasurer
Anik Ahmed
(631) 626-7751
Secretary
John Tipton
(585) 362-2488


Bangladeshi SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To promote the Bangladeshi culture at UB.



Office Location:  SU 307
General E-mail:  

President
MD Hasanul Haider
(347) 901-2114
Vice-President
Sifat Arefin Zico
(347) 909-2532
Treasurer
Rezwan Karim
Secretary
Oyshi Rahman


Caribbean SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Strengthen and promote Caribbean culture and art in the UB community. Foster pride identity and understanding in the contemporary world. Activities: Caribbean Awareness Week Carifest Fashion Show International Fiesta Culture Show.



Office Location:  SU 307
General E-mail:  

President
Erica Nedd
Vice-President
Rudolph Walker
Treasurer
Nahahme Howard
(315) 491-9080
Secretary
Patrice Cunningham
(631) 374-3563


Filipino American SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Filipino American Student Association. Educate members and community about Filipino American culture. Engage in trips events and personal support. Barrio Fiesta Volunteer events potlucks.




President
Dhenise Angeles
Vice-President
Andrew Tellado
Treasurer
Nicholas Backiel
Secretary
Marja Lauren Dela Rosa


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
Niki Chan
(718) 687-8129
Vice-President
Christopher Lau
(518) 727-6017
Treasurer
Wesley Mark
(917) 757-9515
Secretary
Kristy Feng
(718) 629-7679


Indian SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote cultural and educational atmosphere at SUNY Buffalo. Promote general welfare of Indian students at UB.



General E-mail:  

President
Sahiba Rupal
Vice-President
Sumegha Juneja
Treasurer
Aneri Dholakiya
Secretary
Anmol Patel


Indonesian SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

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



Office Location:  SU 375

President
Peter Pranata
(917) 940-5235
Vice-President
Kenneth Setiadi
Treasurer
Carmen Ng
Secretary
Fiona Chen


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
Hiiragi Okamura
(516) 380-8726
Vice-President
Hanase Komoda
(607) 287-8652
Treasurer
Yuka Toida
(315) 867-4077
Secretary
Amani Minter
(716) 598-5538


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

President
Eric Chan
(516) 439-7297
Vice-President
Haneul Park
(716) 479-8967
Treasurer
Chaewon Sue
(716) 544-7458
Secretary
Sanga Yoon
(716) 622-2884


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

President
Jamersin Redfern
(716) 239-6025
Vice-President
Xavier Perez
(347) 896-3399
Treasurer
NioMarie Rivera
(646) 474-3251
Secretary
Arielis Rosales
(347) 232-7800


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.



General E-mail:  

President
Joshua Ong
(716) 990-7085
Vice-President
Yasmin Ahmad Adly
(716) 335-3520
Treasurer
Shantheni Kuna Seelan
7165502582
Secretary
Tiffany Tan
(917) 293-2065


Organization of Arab Students
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

OAS is about promoting mutual cultural understanding between Arabs and non-Arabs in the UB and Buffalo community by providing educational and entertaining activities in a friendly atmosphere that best serves all.




President
Shiza Khalid
(716) 206-4694
Vice-President
Nabil Farhat
(716) 348-8991
Treasurer
Ammar Alhorebi
(716) 335-6572
Secretary
Elise Helou
(410) 920-2217


Pakistani SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Arrange/promote Pakistani cultural and social activities. Assist Pakistani students in getting settled in the UB community.



Office Location:  SU 375

President
Zaineb Khawar
Vice-President
Sundus Sheikh
Treasurer
Farah Sahibzada
Secretary
Namrah Raja


Persian SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

The purpose of this club is to recognize Iran and the traditions and cultures of Iran.




President
Idan Lavian
(516) 305-7713
Vice-President
Kyan Sadeghilari
(845) 596-7924
Treasurer
Samira Jasmine Salavatit
(845) 559-4161
Secretary
Payam Mosalee


Polish SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Foster Polish and Polish-American culture and fellowship. Assist students entering the university whenever possible.



Club Advisor:  Danuta Nycz-Nakamura

President
Daniel Szczepankiewicz
(508) 686-6711
Vice-President
Stanislaw Jaroszynski
(646) 457-1705
Treasurer
Rafal Wojtanowski
(845) 490-2200
Secretary
Rachel Polanski
(716) 908-7729


Singapore SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To unite Singaporeans and help Singaporean students adjust to the UB life promote cultural exchange and interaction among UB students of different ethnic backgrounds and to promote Singapore as a potential destination.



Club Advisor:  Paul Yong (716) 597-7052

President
Tara Muruthi
(609) 401-6517
Vice-President
Farah Yaasmeen
(716) 622-8252
Treasurer
Evan Sidarta
(716) 416-1733
Secretary
Nidhi Menon
(716 )480-1113


Taiwanese SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

Promote mutual understanding among the Taiwanese and the UB community. Promote Taiwanese culture and activities. Activities: Special events barbecues general meetings.


President
Ping-Chen Chen
(716) 867-1426
Vice-President
Justin Ma
6466782998
Treasurer
Chih Yuan Lee
(407) 797-0332
Secretary
Ken Wei Chang
(716) 259-3883


Turkish SA
Club Status: Permanent

About Us:

To promote Turkish culture language art and history through events such as discussions meetings and cultural events. To help already enrolled Turkish students and new coming students incorporate themselves within the UB and SA community. To encourage and stimulate people of all nationalities ethnicities and religions to come together under the common interest of diversity on our campus.



Office Location:  SU 307

President
Tristan Reynolds
(845) 417-8758
Vice-President
Troy Steele
Treasurer
Aamna Jaffri
Secretary
Amara Khan


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

Vice-President
Scott Huynh
3154180151
President
Jenny Ly
8456743604
Treasurer
Kyle Tran
(585) 978-6091
Secretary
Emily Pun
9175197172