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Winter 2014 in Rome and Florence

Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty (Click here for Professor Mignone’s bio)

Dates: January 1 - January 18(accepted applicants will purchase flights leaving New York on January 1 and arriving in Rome on January 2)

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Program Description: 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.

From Program Alumni:

"My experience studying abroad was an amazing one that I will remember for the rest of my life. While in Italy, I explored several amazing cities, learned a new language, met some interesting people, and made lifelong friends. But most importantly Italy taught me that everything in life can be beautiful!"

"I'm a shy person who decided to take a chance by studying abroad without knowing anyone on the program, and it was the best decision of my life. I met great friends, amazing professors, had delicious gelato, and got to see the most incredible sights."

Courses Offered:
Participants must a take a total of 4 credits.  

Students will select ONE of the following:
  • HUI 216 Italian Civilization Through the Ages (DEC I) - 3 credits
  • HUI 331 Italian Literature (DEC G) - 3 credits
  • HUI 333 The Italian-American Experience in Literature (DEC K) - 3 credits
All students will register for the following:
  • HUI 447 Directed Readings in Italian Studies - 1 credit

Living Arrangements:
Students are housed in a hotel near the Vatican with easy access to the city center via subway, click here for more information.

Health Insurance:
International coverage through the SUNY provider, HTH Worldwide, is mandatory and included in the Program Fee.

Program Costs:
  • $60 Application Processing Fee
  • $200 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Tuition costs: $245 per credit for New York residents, $742 per credit for non-residents
  • $2,600 Program Fee: (includes room, two meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance).
  • Airfare: Flight information will be released to accepted applicants. Students should book this flight immediately.
  • Language proficiency is NOT required
  • All undergraduate students in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) may apply
Application Deadline:
  • November 20
  • Late applications will be considered at the Program Director’s discretion
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Mario Mignone, Ph.D.
Program Director
Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
1055 Humanities Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5359
Telephone:  (631) 632-6223

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
Melville Library, Room E1340
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
Telephone: (631) 632-7030

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