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Santa'Anna Institute | Department of Study Abroad

Sant'Anna Institute


Students have the options of living with a local host family, a shared apartment with other students, or in the Sant'Anna Dorms, coming in Spring of 2017!!

Host Family Accommodation:

Host Family Accommodation:

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in Italian language and culture than to live with a local Italian family.

Sant'Anna has long-standing relationships with local families that ensure the happiness and safety of our students.

Host families provide breakfast daily and students can choose the option to have dinner provided by their host family.

Students receive:

-  breakfast
-  bed in private room or shared with other Sant'Anna students
-  Wifi connectivity
-  access to laundry

It is an excellent opportunity to practice the language on a daily basis and to sample the delights of Italian culture, from food to daily life and family values and forming bonds.

Host family accommodation is subject to availability and confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

“Living with a host family has to be the best decision I have
ever made while studying abroad. I remember the first day
we met, I did not know what to expect. My family welcomed
my roommate, Steph, and I with open arms. [They] feed us
until our stomachs are full and help us understand and learn
about the Italian culture in a different light. Over the past
month we have bonded and truly grown to be family. It’s so
nice to go home to smiles and an Italian home. They look out
for us and take us places around Sorrento, as well! I couldn’t
be more blessed for the family I am living with!”

—Stephanie Mele, Spring 2016

"I really feel like I have a home away from home. My Mama and Papa Italiano are very special to me. They get so excited to hear about my day and different adventures I get myself into! [My  host sisters] Dona and Katia have shown me so many neat places and  introduced me to many of their friends! My italian host family has truly  made my experience here special and I wouldn’t trade them for anything!"

 —Katie Hibbard, Spring 2016
Family dinner
Host brothers came for a visit

Sant'Anna Students enjoy accomodations within a 30-minute walk of the school or a short ride on public transport.

Shared apartment:

Shared apartment:


Students who are more independent in their living arrangements and enjoy living with several others can choose to stay in an apartment. Students will share the apartment with up to 5 other students from Sant'Anna. 

Apartments are self-catered.

All apartments come equipped with the following for student use:

  • Bed and linens
  • Closet/dresser
  • Desk
  • Stove and basic cooking and eating necessities
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV

Apartments in Italy, especially in the historical centers, are all situated in antique buildings. Although we mantain a standard for our apartments, some are more recently renovated than others. Because of this no two apartments are just alike, and we cannot accomodate requests for specific apartments. 

Sant'Anna institute does not have co-ed apartments.

Apartments are not all located in the same building, but are all within walking or public transportation distance from the school and facilities.

A private single apartment can be arranged upon request at an additional fee.

Students on their balcony
Students on their balcony
Student dinner get-together
Sant'Anna Dorms - Coming Spring 2017!

Sant'Anna Dorms - Coming Spring 2017!

Enjoy all the perks of Sant'Anna, 24/7!

Just a 5 minute walk to Marina Grande with the beach, restaurants, and boats, and 5 minutes to the center of town. And of course that incredible view!

Students will have the options of single, double, or triple rooms. 

Most rooms will have ensuite bathrooms others with suite style - but no bathrooms shared among a whole floor of students!

Students will enjoy a common room, full-access kitchen and dining area to prepared and enjoy meals, and a rooftop terrace to enjoy the Bay of Naples and Marina Grande!

All students will also have:

-  single bed
-  desk
-  wardrobe
-  desk lamp
-  wifi

And of course, live with your fellow students!
Hanging out at school
The terrace of Sant'Anna

Roommate Information:

We assign roommates based on information you provide on your application. You may also request a specific roommate on your online application. All roommate requests must be mutual.

Priority Deadlines for Roommate Requests:

- Summer Terms - April 1st
- Fall Semester - July 1st
- Spring Semeste - December 1st

We cannot guarantee roommate requests made after the priority deadlines.

We assign roommates based on information you provide on your application. You may also request a specific roommate on your online application. You will need your roommates full name and student ID number.

Single rooms are, for all of our accomodation, limited in number and are available on a first come first-served basis. Students are advised to submit a housing application as early as possible for particular housing requests.



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