This experience introduces students and members of the SUNY alumni community to a unique cultural and hands-on experience in Yangon, Myanmar. In this 17-day program involving collaborative work alongside influential people, your service learning assignments could potentially lead to policy that makes a difference at the national or regional levels.
Yangon, Myanmar (view map), formerly known as Rangoon, is the largest city in Myanmar and the country's cultural and artistic center. The local climate is warm and humid, with much rainfall. Average day and night temperatures are 32°C (90°F) and 26°C (81°F) in July and August. Downtown Yangon is home to some of the most impressive colonial architecture in all Southeast Asia, with the most notable being the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, a more than 2000 year old Buddhist shrine that is completely covered in gold.
Overall estimate of approx. $5,200 includes:
Travel: July 26 - August 11, 2020
Application Deadline: January 14, 2020
Free Funeral Services Society (FFSS)
What started as a non-profit organization that provided free funeral services, the F.F.S.S. has grown to offer free healthcare, free ambulatory service, organic food farming, and free education. The F.F.S.S. was founded by Burmese film director Kyaw Thu, who was awarded Asia's version of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work supporting the poor. Founded in 2001, the F.F.S.S. is headed by many prominent people in the entertainment industry.
University of Yangon
Dha Maw Da Monastery School (for students grades 1-8)
*Now accepting appliations for upcoming program*
Complete the online application through the International Exchange office.
Application deadline: January 14, 2020
- Open to all current Buffalo State undergraduate and graduate students in teacher education and other disciplines
- Must maintain good academic standing
- Must be able to obtain a passport
"We promote social justice by helping the people of Myanmar to become more confident in their creative thinking to address the physical, social and economic challenges facing their country today and in the future, and we do so in collaboration with educators, alumni, and students from universities who mentor and partner with first generation Burmese refugees."
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