In Weimar, there is a long tradition of venturing in new directions. In awareness of the historic accomplishments — Classicism, Bauhaus, German democracy — student life in Weimar is also anchored in its own contemporary microcosm. The cultural spectrum of the city is comprised of numerous small organizations, e.g. the student union in Marienstrasse 18 (M18) with its student initiatives such as the university gallery >marke.6< and the soap box derby SpaceKidHeadCup. In M18 you can also find a student-driven café and the shop Kontor/sti.ft. Four cinemas, several small theatre venues, over 20 museums and diverse student clubs and concert events as well as art festivals with international scope further enhance Weimar‘s reputation as a European capital of culture and contribute to an exciting and eventful student life. When you come to Weimar, you immediately notice its familiar, small-town feeling. Most places are close by and can be quickly and comfortably reached by bike or on foot.
Buffalo sits on the U.S.-Canadian border, on the edge of Lake Erie and just south of Niagara Falls, providing the region an abundance of natural resources and economic advantage, today and throughout the region‘s history. As the terminus of the Erie Canal, Buffalo was once one of the nation‘s largest ports and remains a symbolic connection between east and west. Buffalo‘s period of great wealth brought master architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, H.H. Richardson and Daniel Burnham to the city to design some of their most important buildings. Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of New York‘s Central Park, laid our Buffalo‘s network of parks and parkways. In the midst of an urban renaissance, Buffalo is again a center of progressive planning and design — a distinction that has much to do with our students and faculty. The Buffalo School engages the city, its buildings, landscapes, industries and communicates as labs for research, experimentation and intervention, and is a primary contributor to the region in everything from climate-related planning to industry-applied design technologies.
Exchange students from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar are responsible for their housing costs at University at Buffalo and may be housed in appropriate university accommodations if applications are received for such accommodation in advance. The same applies for UB exchange students.