Academic Year


Academic Year

Immersing in an academic year allows students to create a home in Sorrento to the fullest extent. Arriving in September and departing in May, students experience all of the seasons, from the height of summer when they arrive to the beautiful holiday season in winter, the harvest in autumn, and the rebirth of the gardens and beach-going in the spring.

It is the perfect opportunity to not only take classes toward your degree but to also have the opportunity for an abroad internship during one or both semesters. This earns you valuable experience for your resume and also an immersion experience in the community in local placements.

Sant’Anna Institute recommends taking an Italian Language course, at least during the fall semester. All courses, except for Italian Language, are taught in English. Attendance is mandatory.


  • August 25, 2024 – May 10, 2025


Academic Year features
  • 3/4 credits per course for a total of 24-36 credits (8-12 courses)
  • It is suggested that students take at least one Italian course (all levels available) – all other courses are taught in English
  • 6 experiences included
  • Internship opportunities are also available for academic credit (as part of the 36 credits) in a variety of business and art sectors. Please visit the Internship page to learn more.

To check costs and inclusions for an Academic Year, please click here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age: 18+
    Students must be at least 18 years old to attend any Sant’Anna program
  • GPA: 2.5 MIN


You can find more information about the two semesters here:

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

August 25, 2024

May 10, 2025


Academic Year 2024/2025 Application Deadline: June 15th, 2024

Ready to start your application?

The next cohort starts on August 25, 2024

Choose your Courses

Students may choose from over the courses for their plan of study

Frequently Asked Questions


Sant’Anna Institute is located overlooking the Marina Grande of Sorrento, a small and safe city on the Bay of Naples. The institute is located a short 15 minute walk from the center of town and 20 minutes from the Sorrento Station.


From the train station, it is easy to reach any city in Italy, as well as the gems of the Amalfi Coast. Naples, the closest metropolitan city, is about an hour away, making travel very convenient.

Absolutely not. We offer Italian courses at every level from Beginner to Post Advanced. Upon arrival, your Italian level will be evaluated, and you will be placed in the proper class.


Furthermore, all of our staff speak a proficient level of English, ensuring you will not be lost during your time here.

Our students enjoy a plethora of opportunities to explore the region and get to know the Sorrentine community.

Internships: During their time at Sant’Anna students can participate in an comprehensive internship related to their field of study. This is a wonderful way to gain relevant work experience and develop as a professional in an international environment.

Service Learning: These are projects that accompany specific courses allowing the community to become a “living” text and source of data for classwork while giving something back to your new home.

Excursions and Field Trips: There are three excursions per semester (one per summer term) included in the program.

Aside from Italian language classes, all of our courses are given in English. For a list of courses and descriptions please visit this link: http://www.santannainstitute.com/courses-and-description/

To accommodate our students, we offer full year, Spring and Fall semester, summer sessions, as well as J-term and Maymester programs.

To relieve some of the financial burden of studying abroad, we offer various merit-based grants, as well as a scholarship available to Golden Key members. For more information, please navigate to the “Tuition & Grants” tab.

Yes. Our courses are accredited through our partner university Jacksonville University, making transferring credits an easy process.

We are very lucky to be able to offer our students an abundance of facilities, including free Wi-Fi throughout the building, a library, a student lounge, an organic garden right outside the door, 24-hour assistance to students, an offsite English-speaking doctor if medical assistance is required, as well as a newly renovated residence hall on the third and fourth floors of our building.

As mentioned above, we have a residence hall with ensuite double or triple rooms equipped with Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, and linens. There is a fully furnished kitchen on the third floor where students can comfortably prepare their own meals and store food. Students can also elect to live with a trusted host family or in apartments located in the city.