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Summer 2015 in Rome, Italy

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 Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC) and upper-division requirements.


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.

For course descriptions, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin online.

ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J, SBS+) – 3 credits
ARH 307 Art of the Renaissance(DEC I, HFA+) – 3 credits
BUS 337 Entrepreneurship Across Countries – 3 credits
BUS 440 International Management – 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

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Course Information


Rome, Italy

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

July 4 to August 1, 2015

Living Arrangements

Hotel-style accommodation



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements


Application Deadline

April 15

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

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$257 per credit for NY residents


$816 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

Program Fee: $3,350 (includes housing, two meals per day, metro pass, 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: $1,700.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site. Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Cost Comparison: The average cost for a full time Stony Brook Student including tuition, insurance, housing, and meal plan is approximately $10,445 in-state and $15,735 out-of-state.

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.

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!" 

  • "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)!"

More 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.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Mario Mignone, Ph.D.
Program Director
Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Culture
Stony Brook University
1055 Humanities Building
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-5359
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