The independent study option is designed to give students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Sant’Anna faculty member on a specific topic. Students are invited to identify the type of independent study/project they wish to complete and to have it approved – no later than one month prior to the start of the semester – by our Vice President of Academic Affairs and the faculty member who will supervise the work.
The independent study option can be for 15-45 contact hours. These courses may be accredited directly by the student’s home school; therefore students are invited to contact their school before arriving in Sorrento to verify if the agreed project can be approved by their advisor.
This option is available both in the spring and fall semesters.
For more information about this option, please feel free to contact our Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Marco Marino at email@example.com
The number of courses students need to take depends on the term/semester of interest.
Summer I or II students must choose 1-2 courses. Summer III students must choose 2-4 courses.
Semester students must choose 4-6 courses (taking an Italian course is highly recommended). All levels are available.
All courses are 3 credits (45 contact hours) unless otherwise noted.
Apart from Italian Language and Literature courses, all courses are taught in English.
Please check with your home institution about your school’s transfer credit process. You are likely to need your courses approved prior to program participation. For more questions on this process, please contact Sant’Anna Vice President of Academic Affairs Marco Marino. For applications, contact Sant’Anna Director of Study Abroad Serena Vacca.
Sant’Anna Institute is proud to use the experiential learning model where students engage with their professors via site visits. For example, Volcanology students spend a day at Mount Vesuvius, Archaeology students spend a day at Pompeii, and Business students have site visits at local businesses. Please click on the course name for more information and sample syllabi.
- Not all courses run every term. Please contact Vice President of Academic Affairs Marco Marino or Director of Study Abroad Serena Vacca for further information.
- All courses are subject to demand and adequate enrollment, so it is important to get additional alternate courses approved.
All of Sant’Anna Institute’s academic courses are offered through Jacksonville University (Florida). Jacksonville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jacksonville University.
Non-Jacksonville University students can apply to transfer course credits to their home institution by requesting a Jacksonville University transcript.
Our academic support program helps students develop their study skills and overcome any difficulties they could encounter during their semester in Sorrento.
The program will have multidisciplinary 1,5 hours meetings once or twice a week, with each meeting dedicated to a specific topic or skill led by one or more Sant’Anna faculty.
The topics include:
- How to create an effective power point presentation – Techniques and tips
- How to deliver an effective presentation: strategies and tips; facing anxiety
- How to write a paper: Looking for the right copy; Organizing information; Mind maps
- How to organize your bibliography
- Plagiarism – How to quote
The complete schedule is provided at the start of each semester
Starting Spring 2023, Sant’Anna Institute is happy to offer dedicated Academic Advisors for our students. They will be available to advise students on academic matters throughout the semester.
The advisors will be chosen among Sant’Anna’s faculty.
Every student will be able to request an advisor to be assigned to them at the start of the semester who will be available for meetings for every academic necessity.