Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2022 Bulletin

International Academic Programs

Dean: Pending
Office: E-1340 Melville Library
Phone: (631) 632-7030 
Web site:  

The office of International Academic Programs offers undergraduates the chance to study overseas while earning credits toward their degree. Programs are available for the academic year, semester, summer session, or winter intersession. Courses are available in English, although on some programs proficiency in a foreign language is required. Students can take advantage of this opportunity as individual participants in an exchange at a foreign university, or as a group member of a Study Abroad program under the supervision of a Stony Brook faculty member.

Program Selection and Eligibility

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to look at programs offered by Stony Brook University and at programs administered by other SUNY campuses. Details are available from the office of International Academic Programs.

Through careful consultation with their academic department and the office of International Academic Programs, students can determine the applicability of courses and credits earned abroad toward their major and degree requirements, including the fulfillment of general education and upper-division credit requirements.

Application deadlines vary, but are generally in early March for fall, full year, and summer programs and early October for intersession and spring semester programs. Please check the Study Abroad website for program-specific dates.

Course Load, Credits, and Grading

Students typically earn between 12 and 18 credits per semester of overseas study and 4 to 9 credits during summer/intersession programs. Prior to participation students should determine the applicability of courses and credits to Stony Brook degree and major requirements, in consultation with their major department and the office of International Academic Programs.