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             Program is Cancelled for Summer 2020 due to low enrollment

Sibiu, Romania

"Performing Across Borders," Suffolk County Community College and Lucian Blaga Universoty program in Sibiu, Romania

We are going to Transylvania!

A collaborative initiative between SUNY-Suffolk and Lucian Blaga University (Sibiu, Romania) Theatre departments, this program allows students to take a credit bearing course in Modern Theatre at Suffolk and participate in one of the largest Performing Arts Festivals in Europe while at it! (

Led by the Suffolk Theatre Department faculty, students will prepare for the trip to Romania by attending lectures on campus before departure, reading required plays and analyzing the program of the Festival under faculty’s guidance in preparation for the experiential component in Sibiu,

While on location, students will learn how to create meaning out of this experiential learning, how to utilize the new experience during jobs application processes in the future, how to integrate effectively into a new cultural environment and navigate complexities of one of the largest Performing Arts events in the world. 

During the trip students will have access to the events at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, attend at least 10 shows, have student passes to the Festival Club, participate in a service learning trip to the village of Altana, visit the Dracula Castle and enjoy other nearby historical sites.

Program Dates:

Program Cancelled

Pre-departure Teaching Dates:

NOTE: This program has limited capacity! Apply ASAP to secure a spot!


3 credits

THR212: Modern Theatre

NOTE: Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Humanities and the Arts.


Application fee: $250 (due at the time of application and non-refundable)

Program Fee: $950*

* covers housing, trips/excursions on location, local transportation, one group meal, breakfast included every day, tickets to shows (at least 10) and access to the Festival Club.

Airfare: $700- $1,200 (depending on itinerary and time of purchase)

Tuition: $684 (resident rate) per 3 credits + fees

Payment Plan:

Application fee: $250 due at the time of application

Program Fee: $400 due on December 2, 2019; $450 due on March 13th, 2020

NOTE: if you will be utilizing financial aid or are applying later than the payment due date, please, contact us at so we can work with you on adjusting your payments.

Airfare: The best fares/itineraries for this trip are offered up to mid-February. After that time airfares typically start increasing significantly. Students will be advised of the recommended itinerary if they want to fly together with faculty or other students at the time when there is sufficient number of students committed to the trip. The estimated time for ticket purchase at a lower price is mid-January or earlier. Alternatively, students can pick their own itinerary at a later time. They will be then picked up in Sibiu upon arrival at the local airport.

NOTE: please, DO NOT purchase your tickets until you are notified by the Study Abroad office it is time to do so.

Program Leaders:

Charles Wittreich

(631) 451-4163

Yaroslava Babenchuk

(631) 451-4409

Study Abroad Programs