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Winter 2017 in Rome

About the Program

SBU offers students the opportunity to study for three weeks in Rome, the eternal city, known for its classical architecture such as the Coliseum and The Forum. This study abroad program, established over 30 years ago, enables participants to gain first-hand knowledge of contemporary Italy while fulfilling Diversified Education Curriculum (DEC), upper-division, or major/minor requirements!

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 Cathedral and Piazza di Spagna, as well as an excursion to the Renaissance city of Florence.

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Course of Study

Participants will register for a total of 4 credits. All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.  

Participants will choose one of the following courses:

  • HUI 236 The Italian-American Scene (DEC K, SBC: HUM, USA) - 3 credits
  • HUI 331 Italian Literature (DEC G, SBC: HFA+) - 3 credits
  • HUI 392 Italian-American Studies in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (DEC F, SBC: SBS+) - 3 credits
  • HUI 216 Italian Civilization Through the Ages (DEC I) -3 credits
  • ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J, SBC: SBS+) -3 credits
  • CWL 320 Writing About Place (DEC G)

All students will register for the following:

  • HUI 447 Directed Readings in Italian Studies - 1 credit

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Course Information


Rome, Florence

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

January 1 to 18, 2017

Living Arrangements

Hotel-style accommodation



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements
Application Deadline December 1, 2016

Students are encouraged to apply early as applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee $60
Tuition Rate $270 per credit for NY residents ; $988 per credit for non-residents
Program Fee

$2,600; Includes room, 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; Includes Personal Expenses, Books, Passport

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,500.  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.

Student Feedback:

  • “Take the opportunity to study abroad because it makes you more confident in yourself and you come back more mature.”- Marisa Lockwood, Winter in Rome

  • “Be open to new things when studying abroad. It's a very enlightening and self-discovery type of experience when you're not closed off to the world around you. When you learn to accept that you're different and out of place in the country, you can learn to appreciate both your culture and the other culture and the way of living. Study abroad is an experience that's worth everything that comes along with it.”- Kelly Smith, Winter in Rome

  • Would love to encourage all students to participate in one of these programs. The experience is invaluable and life changing. A great way to meet new people, learn about yourself and grow both academically and culturally. - Participant, Winter in Rome

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

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Mario Mignone, Ph.D.
Program Director
European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Stony Brook University
1055 Humanities Building
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-5359
Tel: (631) 632-6223
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