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In addition to the successful exchange with the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and the University of Messina, Stony Brook University is launching another student exchange program with an Italian University, this time with LUMSA (Libera Universitŕ Maria Ss. Assunta), a Catholic University in Rome. LUMSA, a prestigious Liberal Arts College with an excellent reputation for its academic programs and infrastructures, is located in the heart of the Eternal City, next to St. Peter’s and has small satellites campuses in Gubbio, Palermo, Caltanisetta, and Taranto. Stony Brook and non-Stony Brook students from any American college or university are eligible to apply.

Historically, Rome is unique among cities. Whether one is a student in the arts, humanities, architecture, social sciences, international business, or any other major, Rome is the ideal city in which to learn, live, and explore. The Eternal City is not only rich in history and culture, but it is also a thriving modern metropolis. This exchange offers an extraordinary opportunity to American students who wish to study in Italy in an institution with high academic standards and in a hospitable environment comparable to the best American universities. Rome offers students a multitude of opportunities for personal enrichment. We are extremely excited about this exchange because we offer top academic opportunities to our students in a small Italian private university located in one of the most interesting, challenging, and exciting cities in the world at a bargain price.

Although LUMSA’s tuitions are higher than SUNY’s, students participating in our exchange agreement will be paying Stony Brook tuition ($4,350 for the Academic Year; $2,175 for the semester). The exchange will begin in September 2006. Students may apply either for a semester or for the full academic year.

Students interested in learning about LUMSA may visit its web site:


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Last updated: 01/20/06.