High School Summer Program


High School Summer Program

Our high school summer programs are designed individually for each group of high school students based on the school’s needs and requests.

High school students can earn college credit that they can use toward their future college career.



From 3 to 5 weeks, May-July


High School Summer Program features


Accommodation for students

For minors: Homestays with local families.
Living with a host family is an excellent opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of Italy and its people. In fact, returning students often report that the homestay was one of the best aspects of their study abroad experience. Living with a host family allows students to interact daily with locals, build life-long bonds with members of the family, and experience first-hand the customs, cuisine, and language they learn about in class.

For 18 yrs and older: Dorms: Double rooms – self catering.
Dorm rooms are equipped with two single beds and view to either the garden or the sea. There are en suite bathrooms in the rooms and a communal kitchen. The dorms are located in the Sant’Anna building above Marina Grande.


Excursions/activities that may be organized upon request for an additional fee:
  • Mount Vesuvius
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Pompeii ruins
  • Historical center of Naples
  • Herculaneum ruins
  • Paestum ruins
  • Gelato-making class
  • Pizza school
  • Italian cooking class
  • Visit to pasta factory
  • Visit to olive oil factory
  • Visit to inlaid woodwork museum
  • Tarantella dance school
  • Ceramics course


Please email study abroad coordinator Serena Vacca (serena.vacca@santannainstitute.com) for a customized proposal.

Months of May-July

3 to 5 Weeks


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Fill out the form to the right and choose one of our study abroad programs in order to start your new adventure in Italy.

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The next cohort starts on August 25, 2019

Service Learning Options

The program will include 1 service learning project: COOKING with OLTRE I SOGNI, a center for diversely-abled community.


Walking tour to visit Sorrento (upon arrival). Orientation Session organized at Sant’Anna Institute on the first day of the program.

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.