Global Summer Institute

Global Summer Institute is an initiative of the Global Affairs Office. Brochure is available in three languages.
English Chinese Vietnamese

About the Program

Stony Brook University is proud to launch the first Global Summer Institute in 2017. We invite the international community to be a part of this exciting new program. Choose one of our four options to advance your academic and professional goals. You will expand your cultural horizons and have a one-of-a-kind experience. Join us this summer to enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island and the cosmopolitan flair of New York City!

Program Options

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
Certificate Program Academic Courses Academic Courses + EAS Intensive English Program
3-week Non-credit Program 6-week Summer Session 6-week Summer Session 6-week Summer Session
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Language Proficiency

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Test Score GSI Options

I ELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 80 / CET 6

You can enroll in two 3-credit courses (6 credits total)

IELTS 5.5-6.0 / TOEFL 70-79 / CET 4

You can enroll in one 3-credit course + English for Academic Success (EAS).

If you want to register for a second 3-credit course, you will have to take an oral interview.

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You will take an English proficiency placement test: Written test + Oral Interview (Skype)



Field Trips & Social Events

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The program fee includes opportunities for you to immerse yourself in SBU’s campus community, explore the famous Hamptons area and beaches, shop at the Tanger Outlets and enjoy Manhattan, the heart of New York!

Event Date Transportation
Welcome Reception Tuesday, July 11 On Campus
New York City Trip #1 Saturday, July 15 LIRR
Barbeque Lunch Wednesday, July 19 On Campus
Tanger Outlets/Beach Saturday, July 22 Bus
Bronx Zoo Wednesday, July 26 Bus
BNL Open Sundays Sunday, July 30 Bus
Port Jefferson Walk/Bowling Friday, August 4 LIRR
New York City Trip #2 Saturday, August 5 LIRR
Cradle of Aviation Museum/
Roosevelt Field Mall
Saturday, August 12 Bus
Graduation Ceremony & Brunch Thursday, August 17 On Campus

*Schedule is subject to change. Participants should budget money for food and shopping during trips.

Important Dates

  Option 1 Option 2 & 3 Option 4
Application Deadline April 15 April 15 April 15
Class Registration April 1 - June 30 April 1 - June 30 N/A
Payment June 30 June 30 June 30
Program Dates July 10 - July 29 July 10 - August 17 July 10 - August 17

Deadlines may be extended necessary. Please check website for updated information.

Estimated Costs

  Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4
Tuition / Program Fee $3,250 $5,928 $4,164 $2,050
University Fees $287 $504 $488 $402
Campus Housing $1,050 $0 $2,100 $1,050 $2,100 $2,100
Total Cost $4,587 $6,432 $5,702 $4,552


Please email us at or call us at  +1 (631) 632-7031. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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