Fall Semester


Fall Semester 2024

August 25-December 14, 2024


Spend a semester in Sorrento!

Walk down to the marina between classes, wander the cobblestone streets, and get to know the true spirit of the locals!


  • August 25 – December 14, 2024
    • Arrival and Check in day: Aug 25
    • Orientation day: Aug 26
    • Classes Start: Aug 27
    • Classes End: Dec 13
    • Check out and departure: Dec 14
  • Fall Break: October 12-20, 2024


Fall semester features:
  • 3/4 credits per course for a total of 12-15 credits (4-5 courses)
  • Students are encouraged to take at least one Italian course (all levels available) – all other courses are taught in English
  • 3 experiences included
  • Internship opportunities are also available for academic credit (as part of the 18 credits) in a variety of business and art sectors. Please visit the Internship page to learn more.


Enrollment and Cancellation policy

  • Up to 60 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will receive the refund of the deposit paid minus bank fees.
  • 60-11 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for half of the program cost plus bank fees
  • 10-0 days prior to the beginning of the term, the student will be liable for the full program cost.
  • After the start of the program, liability amounts to the full program cost and no refund will be made*

* In the event of a force majeure (e.g., national crisis as identified by the Italian Government):

– Occurring after application and before the start of the Fall term and resulting in the cancellation of the Fall program, students will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid minus bank fees.

-Occurring after the start of the Fall term and results in a modification of the Fall program (e.g., students are required to leave Sorrento and return to the U.S. and courses are converted to a distance learning format for course completion), students will be eligible for a partial refund of 40% of accommodation expenses for the number of nights unused in the amount paid for, minus bank fees. All other fees and expenses are non-refundable.


To check costs for the Fall Semester, please click here.

See list of available courses here.

All our courses are offered through Jacksonville University (Florida).


Please note:


For more questions on this process and to apply, please contact Sant’Anna Assistant Director of Study Abroad Gabriella Russo at gabriella.russo@santannainstitute.com.

August 25-December 14, 2024

Fall Break 2024: Oct 12-20, 2024


Fall Semester 2024 Application Deadline: June 20, 2024

Start a new Experience

Fill out the application form here https://application.santannainstitute.com/ to start your experience in Sorrento, Italy!

Ready to start your application?

The next term starts in August 2024

Admission deadline:

June 20, 2024. When you apply, we’ll make a decision within 2-4 weeks. Once you’re accepted, you can start open courses right away!

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 a 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.