Category / Study Abroad

The B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences was the site of a 'graduation' ceremony for international students who participated in Niagara University's 2015 English Summer Camp.

NU Summer Camp Acclimates International Students to English Language, Western New York & American Culture

August 18, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the United States from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an... Read on →

Colley & Borgognoni

Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni Appointed to New Leadership Positions

August 17, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution. The promotions, which were announced earlier this month to the campus community, are official today.... Read on →

Dr. Hung Le, NU's vice president for international relations, and Dr. Tim Downs, provost, add their signatures to an articulation agreement with Toronto's Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.

NU Adds Articulation Agreement with Humber College on Master’s in TESOL

July 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University has entered into a new articulation agreement with the Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto that will permit students from Humber to transfer credits to NU’s M.S.Ed. program in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL. The agreement stipulates that students... Read on →

Rising NU senior Cody Candelario was victorious during the July 26 episode of 'Cutthroat Kitchen' on the Food Network.

Niagara University Student Triumphant on Food Network Cooking Show

July 27, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed social media addiction into a victory on one of television’s most popular competitive cooking shows. Cody Candelario, an NU senior majoring in luxury hospitality operations, topped three seasoned cooking professionals on Sunday night’s episode of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” Among the... Read on →

Nearly 250 representatives from a Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Group gathered in NU's Alumni Chapel for Mass during a convention aimed at bringing young people closer to God.

NU Welcomes Vietnamese Catholic Youth Movement to Campus

July 13, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Approximately 250 members of a Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement spent July 2-5 at Niagara University, utilizing campus facilities for a major convention focused on bringing young people closer to God. Ten of Miền Đông Bắc’s 14 regional chapters – comprising students from New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts – attended the... Read on →

NU students Tyler Van Leeuwen, Tara Topolski, Amber Mis, Bailey Rudow, Bethany Bouthillier and Erin Burns are pictured with Josue, the volunteer program coordinator at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable in Haiti.

NU Students Begin New Internship in Haitian School Founded by Alumnus

July 8, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus. The students selected for the internship – Bethany Bouthillier, Erin Burns, Amber Mis, Bailey Rudow, Tara Topolski and Tyler Van Leeuwen – represent... Read on →

Dr. Shannon Hodges is pictured with the staff of one of the childcare centers where he volunteered during a service trip to South Africa.

Dr. Shannon Hodges Volunteers Counseling Expertise in South Africa

June 28, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Dr. Shannon Hodges, professor and coordinator of Niagara University’s clinical mental health counseling program, spent four weeks performing volunteer work in South Africa during May and June. He volunteered his counseling, training and consultation services in six different orphanages, making 18 presentations (ranging from 1-5 hours apiece) and assisting... Read on →

Participants of Niagara University's Global Trade Mission are welcomed to Vietnam by representatives from Dong Nai Technology University.

NU Students Experience ‘Life-Changing’ Global Trade Mission to Vietnam

June 22, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve Niagara University graduate students recently participated in a 13-day international experience that reinforced their MBA curriculum and furnished them with knowledge of another country’s business practices, customs and culture. The 2015 MBA Global Trade Mission brought participants to Vietnam this May 15-27, the first time the annual venture had... Read on →

While studying abroad in Peru, five NU students launched an online fundraising campaign for Caritas Felices, an orphanage for sexually abused girls living in poverty.

NU Students Fundraise for Peruvian Orphanage while Studying Abroad

June 9, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and – the operative term here – wherever they are needed. That explains why seniors Ryan Hanley, Denae James, James Mackey, Stephanie Soos and Mickayla Williams have launched an online fundraising campaign for the Caritas... Read on →

The first cohort of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute graduates are pictured with Dr. Deborah Curtis, director of NU's Center for Events and Management Development, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, and Catholic Charities CEO Dennis C. Walczyk.

Graduation Ceremony Held for First Hospitality & Tourism Training Institute Class

June 3, 2015  |  by Michael Freedman

Twelve clients of Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program were conferred certificates yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the completion of the first Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute class. The 10-week hospitality/tourism industry-focused training is in partnership with Niagara University’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Joseph Nzikamira, who came... Read on →

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