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Study Abroad

Summer in Italy

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    SBU offers students the opportunity to study for four weeks in bellissima Roma, la città eternal!  This study abroad program, established over 30 years ago, enables participants to gain firsthand knowledge of contemporary Italy. The curriculum offers students an understanding of Italian history, politics, and culture, as well as the possibility of fulfilling DEC (Diversified Education Curriculum), SBC (Stony Brook Curriculum), and upper-division requirements.

    Program Highlights:

    • Experience the host country as a group led by distinguished SBU faculty
    • In conjunction with classes, visits will be made to the city’s artistic and historical landmarks.
    • Planned group excursions include Venice, Assisi, Florence, Naples, Capri, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast and Tivoli.

    Location Rome, Italy
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 4 to August 1, 2018

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    *6-9 undergraduate credits required

    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 requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    *Courses subject to change.

    ANT 311  Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J, SBS+) – 3 credits

    ARH 307  Art of the Renaissance(DEC I, HFA+) – 3 credits

    ARH 390  Topics in European Art (DEC I, HFA+) – 3 credits

    BUS 331 International Finance - 3 credits

    BUS 357 Principles of Sales - 3 credits

    BUS 362 Principles of International Marketing - 3 credits

    BUS 337 Entrepreneurship Across Countries - 3 credits

    BUS 440 International Management - 3 credits

    ECO 389 Corporate Finance - 3 credits

    EST 209  Technology and Society Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice (STAS) - 3 credits

    HUI 231 
    Sex and Politics in Italian Cinema (DEC D, ARTS, CER) – 3 credits

    HUI 236  The Italian-American Scene (DEC K, HUM, USA) - 3 credits

    HUI 239  Modern Italy (DEC I, HUM) - 3 credits

    HUI 331  Italian Literature (DEC G, HFA+) - 3 credits

    ITL 111  Elementary Italian I – 4 credits

    ITL 112  Elementary Italian II – 4 credits

    ITL 211  Intermediate Italian I – 3 credits

    ITL 212  Intermediate Italian II – 3 credits

    ITL 311  Italian Conversation and Composition – 3 credits

    ITL 312  Italian Conversation and Composition 3 credits

    ITL 411  Advanced Conversation and Composition – 3 credits

    ITL 440  The Italian Scene – 3 credits

    ITL 447  Independent Study – 3 credits

    ITL 500  Reading Italian – 3 credits

    ITL 501  Contemporary Italy – 3 credits

    ITL 508  Syntax and Composition – 3 credits

    ITL 552  Studies in the Modern Novel – 3 credits

    ITL 581  Independent Study – 3 credits

    POL 309  Politics of the European Union (DEC I, SBS+) – 3 credits

    POL 310  Politics of Immigration and Refugees (DEC F, SBS+) – 3 credits

    THR 216  Intro to Visual Interpretation - 3 credits

    THR 403  Media:Thoery and Criticism - 3 credits

    THR 480  Projects in Media - 3 credits

    THR 487  Independent Research - 3 credits


    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Summer
    Living Arrangements Hotel-style accommodation

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

    Student Feedback

    • "Studying abroad in Italy was truly a life changing experience. It was an opportunity to broaden my horizons, to travel, to learn about myself, to learn about other cultures, to sharpen my Italian language skills and meet friends for life. Italy really has it all: high- end fashion, extraordinary cuisine, breathtaking architecture, delicious cappuccino and so much more. Every day spent there was a new and exciting adventure. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!"

    • "Just DO IT! It is a worthwhile experience that will be remembered for years to come!"

    • "Studying abroad for a month in Italy is an amazing experience in itself, but studying abroad with SUNY Stony Brook made it a once in a lifetime experience. I'm truly grateful for the teachers and group organizers who made my month in Italy unforgettable as we visited 11 cities and really lived "La dolce vita" (the sweet life)!"

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements N/A
    Application Deadline

    March 1, 2018

    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early.

    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $278 per credit for NY residents

    $1,008 per credit for non-residents

    Program Fee Program Fee: $3,350 (includes housing, two meals per day, metro pass, organized museum visits, group excursions, and international health insurance)
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees $1,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)
    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $1,200 - $1,700.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    Pascale Jones
    International Programs Coordinator
    International Academic Programs
    Stony Brook University
    E1340 Melville Library
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
    Tel: (631) 632-7030
    Fax: (631) 632-1396
    Mario Mignone, Ph.D.
    Program Director
    European Languages, Literatures, and Culture
    Stony Brook University
    1055 Humanities Building
    Stony Brook University 11794
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