Sant'Anna Institute


Third Party Scholarships

Please find below a list of websites for study abroad scholarships to apply for to help with the cost of studying abroad. Many of these sites are content aggregator sites, meaning they collect different types of scholarships and all users to see scholarships from multiple sources. Many sites have specific scholarships for gender, ethnicity, character traits, and other factors. Each scholarship has different requirements for application.

DiversityAbroad For minority, low income, and first-generation college students to find study abroad scholarships
Institute of International Education Study Abroad Funding
International Education Financial Aid
International Scholarships
SmartScholar specifically ethnicity/character scholarships
Study Abroad.com
National Italian American Foundation Italian heritage scholarship

Special Grant With Order of the Sons of Italy (OSIA)

A grant with Order of The Sons of Italy (OSIA) for U.S. citizens of Italian descent currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs that would like to take an intensive Italian language course and gain experience, as an intern, in marketing and communications.

Please visit OSIA’s website with further details on eligibility and application instructions:


Please also check the following link with information regarding grants available for accredited abroad programs: http://fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/ . You can read details and requirements at the page given.

Grants Recipients' Reviews

What they say about us
In just three short weeks I have felt at home here in Sorrento. The culture and the atmosphere is one that makes you fall in love right away.
_Abeer Elawad, United States
Sorrento is an amazing town. Even when I go else where in Italy I am always excited to come back to Sorrento. The university location is incredible and the dorms are really nice (with incredible views).
_Haley Kennedy, United States
My experience at Sant'Anna was without a doubt a unique experience. I was placed in a internship that was new to me. Though the internship was not as expected I still feel as though I learned a lot in my time here.
_Stephanie Kesselem, United States
This experience was well worth it and I would recommended it to any student considering a Study Abroad Internship. Sant' Anna was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area and the different places they placed us for our internships.
_Michelle Kee, United States

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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.