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Sant'Anna Institute

Accreditation & Partnerships

Accreditation is the means of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. The accrediting process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education by making it worthy of public confidence. Accredited institutions are expected to demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

It is for this reason that we are pleased that Sant'Anna Institute - Sorrento Lingue operates under the authorization of the Italian Ministry of Public Education and is a member of Edu Italia.

Jacksonville Univeristy – 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.

International education is the cornerstone for building a more understanding and peaceful world.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.

The EDUITALIA Association brings together universities and schools based in Italy. It welcomes foreign students and researchers, and collaborates actively with the institutions. Its objective is to promote Italian school and university courses and to boost the number of foreign students taking part in them.

The Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language (ASILS), with member schools well-represented in the various regions of Italy, is designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational foundation that preserves the Italian American heritage and culture; promotes and inspires a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans; and strengthens and empowers ties between the United States and Italy.

NIAF is the leading organization serving the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, internships, heritage travel, and mentoring. NIAF is also the voice for Italian Americans in Washington, D.C. and works closely with the Italian American Congressional Delegation and the White House to advance United States – Italy business, political and cultural relations.
As a membership-based organization, NIAF is proud to have over 8,000 active members across the United State and around the world.
To learn more and become a member, please visit

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.

NAFSA - Association of International Educators

The American Association of Teachers of Italian was founded in 1924 to promote the study of Italian language, literature, and culture in schools, colleges and universities in North America. It has approximately 1500 members worldwide.

University for Foreigners of Perugia as Authorised  Exam Centre for CELI exam - Certificato di Lingua Italiana, and for DILS exam - Certificazione in "Didattica dell’Italiano Lingua Straniera" (knowledge and skills that a teacher of Italian for foreigners should have). The CELI exam conforms with the European standards set by ALTE - Association of Language Testers in Europe - and by the Council of Europe.

University for Foreigners of Siena as an Authorized Exam Center for DITALS (The Certificate for Teachers of Italian as a foreign language).

Forum on Education Abroad

AAUSC: American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators.
Since its founding in 1980, the AAUSC has worked
to promote, improve, and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the US;
to strengthen development programs for teaching assistants, teaching fellows, associate instructors, or their equivalents;
to promote research in second language acquisition and on the preparation and supervision of teaching assistants; and
to establish a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials among those concerned with language program direction.

Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements.


Brad Rainey, Executive Director, Golden Key Honour Society, 
Prof. Dianne Tuzzolino - Associate Professor, Business School, SUNY Alfred State College, NY,
Prof. Ronald Blum - Associate Professor, The Hospitality College, Johnson & Wales University,
Prof. Piyavan Sukalakamala - Associate Professor School of Hospitality Johnson & Wales University,
Prof. Linda Longmire - Hofstra University - Long Islands, NY, 



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