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Sant'Anna Institute | Department of Study Abroad

Sant'Anna Institute

Study abroad and internship abroad opportunities for GK members

Golden Key is excited to partner with the Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy to offer GK members study abroad and internship abroad opportunities!

There are spring, summer and fall semester program options* for course credit.  Golden Key members receive discounts on these programs**.  

Experience the authenticity of Italy! The Sant'Anna Institute is recognized for excellence in the field of independent and faculty-led study abroad programs.  The Institute is located in beautiful and historic Sorrento (Southern Italy) near the Amalfi coast.  This picturesque town is small and walk-able yet cosmopolitan. Within easy reach of Sorrento is the island of Capri, the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, Mount Vesuvius, the historic Roman ruins of Pompeii, and so much more!

Course credits are transferred by Jacksonville University (Florida), to the student’s home institution. Internship opportunities in a wide variety of industries/placements are also available for academic credit

CLICK HERE for our study abroad programs brochure!

Spring program 2019

Application deadline: November 15, 2018

- January-May, 2019
- 3 credits per course for a total of 15-18 credits
- Students take one Italian course (all levels available) and 4-5 courses taught in English.
- Internship opportunities are also available for academic credit (as part of the 18 credits) in a variety of business and art sectors.

Spring 2019 courses:

Summer Programs 2019

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

- Summer 1: May 26 - June 2,2019
- Summer 2: June 30 - August 3, 2019
- Summer 3 (Summer 1+2): May 26 - August 3, 2019
- 3 credits per course for a total or 3 or 6 credits per term (12 credits maximum for Summer 3)
- Internship opportunities are also available for academic credit in a variety of business and art sectors.

Summer 2019 courses:

Fall program 2019

Application deadline: June 14, 2019

- August 26 – December 14, 2019
- 3 credits per course for a total of 15-18 credits
- Students take one Italian course (all levels available) and 4-5 courses taught in English.
- Internship opportunities are also available for academic credit (as part of the 18 credits) in a variety of business and art sectors.

Fall 2019 courses:


The possibility of interning during your Study Abroad in Sorrento is available during the Fall, Spring or Summer academic terms.

  • For 3, 6 or 9 credits ;
  • Academic credit for internships is transferable through Jacksonville University (Florida);
  • Paired with 1-3 other academic courses including Italian language (all levels available). See the Fall - Spring - Summer - for more information on courses available.   

Internship opportunities include but are not limited to experience in:

- Marketing
- Business
- Tourism & Hospitality Management (5 star hotels)
- Culinary (Michelin star restaurants)
- Interior Design
- Architecture
- Journalism
- Event Planning
- Mechanics
- Education (teaching English as a foreign language)
- Civic Engagement
- Service Learning
- Environmental Science
- Emergency and Disaster Management
- Fashion
- Veterinary
- Communication
- Sports Management and Wellness

Typical internship placements: Hotels, Educational Institutions, Personal Fitness Organizations, Restaurants, Bakeries, Limoncello Liquor Manufacturing, Buffalo Mozzarella Manufacturing, Ceramic Manufacturing, Web Design Firms, Architecture Studios, Tour Operators, Marine Protected Parks, Vets...

Program fees

Check program fees here
GoldenKey members receive a discount on both Summer and Semester programs:

- $150 USD off of a Summer program
- $450 USD off of a Spring or Fall semester program 

Sant'Anna program fees include

  • Application fee
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation in shared apartment or host family
  • Program orientation
  • On site advisor and 24-hour emergency assistance
  • 1 excursion for summer programs and 3 excursions for semester programs 

Expected additional costs:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Transfer from Naples Airport (if requested)
  • Health insurance (HTH Worldwide recommended)
  • Visa fees
  • Cell phone rental
  • Permit to stay fees (semester students only)

We assign roommates based on information students provide on their application. They may also request a specific roommate on their online application.


We are excited to announce that Sant’Anna Institute is providing up to $350,000.00 USD in scholarships for Golden Key members who wish to study at the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy.

The Professor Jeff Johnston Study Abroad Scholarship will be made available to Golden Key members who meet the following criteria:
  • This is an exclusive scholarship and students must be a Golden Key member
  • Students must have maintained the GPA that qualified them for the top 15% at their university at the time of joining Golden Key
  • Students must have a TOFL score of 71 for international students
  • Students must meet the Sant’Anna program requirements
  • Students must be fluent in English or Italian for the classroom
  • For successful completion of the program, students must provide a personal statement via blog or vlog about their experience during their semester abroad

This scholarship is for a full semester only
US academic credit will be earned through Jacksonville University
Minimum of 12 credits, up to 15 credits
Scholarship is open to all majors
Includes housing and transportation from the Naples airport to the school (logistics handled by the Sant’Anna Institute)

  • Awards will be paid directly to recipients by Golden Key International Honour Society upon successful completion of program requirements.
  • Scholarship amounts vary depending on semester: Maximum individual scholarship for Fall 2018 is $3,500 USD. Maximum individual scholarship amount for Spring 2019 is $3,000 USD.
  • Deadline for Fall Semester is 15 July
  • Deadline for Spring Semester is 1 November

Questions about studying in Sant’Anna through this scholarship? Please email Serena Vacca at

For requirements, details and to apply, please click HERE.

To enroll or for any additional questions, please email the Study Abroad Coordinator, Serena Vacca.

Sant'Anna offers significant merit-based grant opportunities to students during any academic term. Please visit: for information and application.

**Non-Golden Key members may participate in these programs, but they will not get the discounted price.



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