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Winter 2016 in Rome and Florence

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.


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

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, 2016

Living Arrangements

Hotel-style accommodation



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements
Application Deadline November 15, 2015 *Late applications considered at the Program Director's discretion
Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$270 per credit for NY residents


$898 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.

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.

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Contact Information

Alison Becker
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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