Summer 2016 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
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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 331 International Finance - 3 credits
BUS 357 Principles of Sales - 3 credits
BUS 362 Principles of International Marketing - 3 credits
ECO 389 Corporate Finance - 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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Group experience led by SBU faculty
July 4 to August 1, 2016
2.0 or higher
|Application Deadline||March 1, 2016 *rolling admission|
$270 per credit for NY residents;
$898 per credit for non-residents
Program Fee: $3,350 (includes housing, two meals per day, metro pass, group excursions, and international health insurance)
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Included in the Program Fee
$1,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)
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.
- 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.
"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)!"
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.
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