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Stony Brook University offers students the opportunity to study for four weeks in Rome, the Eternal City, known for its classical architecture such as the Colosseum and the Forum. This study abroad program, established over 35 years ago, enables participants to gain first-hand knowledge of contemporary Italy while fulfilling Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC), Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC), upper-division, or major/minor requirements.

All students participating in this program are required to take a minimum of 6 credits (two courses). All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

The curriculum offers students an understanding of Italian history, politics, and culture. In conjunction with classes, visits will be made to the city's artistic and historical landmarks such as St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza di Spagna. Planned group excursions include Venice, Assisi, Florence, Naples, Capri, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and Tivoli.

Language proficiency is NOT required.

SBU offers students the opportunity to study for four weeks in bellissima Italia!  This study abroad program, established over 30 years ago, enables participants to gain firsthand knowledge of contemporary Italy. In 2018, the program has been revamped to include visits to other Italian cities and award 9 credits!  Students will spend 1 week travelling through Tuscany and 3 weeks immersed in Florence.

The curriculum offers students an understanding of Italian history, politics, business and culture, as well as the possibility of fulfilling DEC (Diversified Education Curriculum), SBC (Stony Brook Curriculum), and upper-division requirements.

Program Highlights:

  • Participate in a one-week Cultural Introduction to Italy course (3 credits) which starts in Rome then visits Vatican City, Bagnaia, Northern Maremma in Tuscany, the Estruscan city of Populonia, Baratti, Versilia on the Tuscan Coast, Viareggio, Carrara, Pietrasanta and iconic Cinque Terre. This introduction course exposes students to life in Italy through food tasting, tours, museum visits, bike rides and hikes in some of the most beautiful Italian cities north of Rome.
  • The three-week portion of the program is co-hosted at Florence University of the Arts with distinguished SBU faculty teaching a selection of courses (6 credits, 2 courses)
  • During the three-week session, the courses include field trips and a weekend trip to Venice, Italy along with a selection of workshops such as Gelato and Pizza making!

For additional information and to apply, please visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/studyabroad/outgoing/programs/current-year/summer/italy/rome#AbouttheProgram

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