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Summer in Italy - Higher Education

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    About the Program

    Italy is home to the first higher learning institute in the Western world. During this three week travel-study program, students will have the unique experience to discover universities in the European context. This is a unique and valuable opportunity to gain an academic and cultural understanding of higher education.  Class begins on July 18 and run through August 5, 2022 in Florence, Italy.  For those students who cannot stay for the full two weeks, arrangements may be made to complete the class online.

    Program highlights:

    • Visits and lectures on Institutions of higher education: Florence University of the Arts, Apicius (International School of Hospitality), Politecnico University of Milan, and possible other institutions
    • Attend lectures by local professors and administrators about contemporary Italy and the administrative structures of their universities
    • Meet with Italian faculty and administrators
    • Hands on culinary workshop
    • Farewell dinner
    • Students will live in shared apartments and will experience living, shopping and cooking in Italy

    Location Florence, Italy
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Summer
    Program Dates July 16 (departure) - August 5*

    *For those students who cannot stay for the full three weeks, arrangements may be made to complete the final week of class online.
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Hotel and Apartment Style Accommodation
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements All matriculated students enrolled in a Higher Education Administration program

    Students enrolled at other colleges and universities may also apply as a non-matriculated student to take the course for college credit.  

    Application Deadline

    March 1

    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early. 

    Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    All students will enroll in HEA 560 Comparative University Systems: Higher Education in Italy. Students who qualify may earn 3 graduate credits for taking this course, which fulfills the elective requirement for the master's degree and the advanced graduate certificate in Higher Education Administration. 

    Academic Policies

    • 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.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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