Non-SUNY study abroad programs are not supported or vetted by Stony Brook University.
These programs may be administered through SUNY Community Colleges, non-SUNY universities,
vendors. If a student chooses to participate in a non-SUNY study abroad program,
they will apply directly to the non-SUNY program, and pay the associated fees directly
to the program provider. Students must take a leave of absence and thus, financial
aid from SBU will not be applied to these programs. See below for policy regarding
international summer and winter programs.
It is strongly recommended that students discuss the eligibility of transfer of credits
with Academic and Transfer Advising Services (ATAS) prior to participation in a non-SUNY
program. There is no guarantee that credits earned abroad on these types of programs
will count as credit toward graduation or toward a major/minor/general education requirement. Once
the program is completed, transcripts (if available) are to be sent to ATAS for review
of transfer credit. Grades earned will not be factored into the overall SBU GPA.