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Study Abroad

Winter In Rome

  • About the Program

    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.

    Location Rome, Italy
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 1 to 18, 2018

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  • Program Details

    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
    • ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J, SBC: SBS+) -3 credits
    • CWL 320 Writing About Place (DEC G, SBC: EXP+, WRTD) -3 credits
    • THR 216 Introduction to Visual Interpretation (DEC D, SBC: ARTS) -3 credits 
    • EST 209 Introduction to Italian Design: Theory and Practice (SBC: STAS) -3 credits

    All students will register for the following:

    • HUI 447 Directed Readings in Italian Studies - 1 credit

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Winter
    Living Arrangements Hotel-style accommodation

    Additional 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.

    Student Feedback

    • “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
    • “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
    • "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

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0 or higher
    Application Deadline November 15 (Deadline extended to December 15)
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate

    $278 per credit for NY residents

    $1,008 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 are strongly encouraged to travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who cannot abide by this policy must contact the program coordinator.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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