ProgramSpring Semester 2021
January 24-April 17, 2021
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Spend a semester in Sorrento!
The spring semester allows you to get to know Sorrento before the tourism season begins and then experience the excitement of the beginning of the summer season.
Walk down to the marina between classes, wander the small streets, and get to know the true spirit of the locals!
- January 24th – April 17th, 2021
- Arrival and Check in: Sunday, Jan 24th
- Courses start: Monday, Jan 25th
- Spring Break: March 4-7
- Courses end: Friday, April 16th
- Check out and departure: Saturday, April 17th
Spring semester features:
- 3/4 credits per course for a total of 12-18 credits (4-6 courses)
- Students are encouraged to take at least one Italian course (all levels available) – all other courses are taught in English
- 3 day trips 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 (updated September 3, 2020)
- Initial deposit of 30% of the program fee is due upon confirmation of acceptance to the program and by Dec 4, 2020.
- Full payment of 70% of the program fee is due by January 2, 2021.
- Cancellation through January 9, 2021: the student will receive a full refund of the amount paid minus bank fees.
- Cancellation between January 10 – 16, 2021: the student will be eligible for a 50% refund of the amount paid minus bank fees.
- Cancellation from January 17, 2021: there will be no refund of amount paid.
* 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 Spring term and resulting in the cancellation of the Spring program, students will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid minus bank fees.
-Occurring after the start of the Spring term and results in a modification of the Spring 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 Spring Semester, please click here.
All our courses are offered through Jacksonville University (Florida).
- Not all courses run every term. Please contact Academic Director Marco Marino or Study Abroad Coordinator Serena Vacca for further information.
- All courses are subject to demand and adequate enrollment, so it is important to get additional alternate courses approved.
For more questions on this process and to apply, please contact Sant’Anna Study Abroad Coordinator Serena Vacca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check Spring 2021 events here.
!! COVID-FREE FLIGHTS !! No Quarantine upon Arrival to Italy with New Delta Flights
For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic has swept across Europe and the United States, a pilot program by Delta Airlines will allow passengers to travel across the Atlantic from Atlanta to Rome, Italy without having to quarantine upon arrival.
Starting Dec. 19th, all U.S. citizens permitted to travel to Italy for “essential reasons, such as for work, health and education” as well as all European Union and Italian citizens, will be qualified to not quarantine after testing negative for the virus three times:
- Once with a polymerase chain reaction (P.C.R.) test taken up to 72 hours before departure.
- Once with a rapid test at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
- And once again with a rapid test upon arrival at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.
Passengers departing from Rome would have to pass another rapid test at the final destination airport.
Travelers will also be asked to provide information upon entry back into the United States to support contact-tracing protocols set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Delta has flexible terms for tickets purchased prior to 31 December. Please find the official Delta press release here: https://news.delta.com/delta-launch-first-quarantine-free-covid-free-travel-europe-through-new-testing-protocols
Alitalia may also do the same thing with flights from JFK – stay tuned for updates.
Spring 2021 Application Deadline: November 30th, 2020
Frequently asked questionsStudy Abroad will look a bit different this spring due to Covid-19, so we've put together some answers to frequently asked questions for Spring 2021 to help you understand our policies in place to help ensure you have a successful semester abroad.
There are 5 main measures that have been implemented not only at Sant’Anna but in Sorrento and Italy at large:
- Masks: wearing masks indoors and outdoors
- Sanitizing: sanitizing your hands often and also highly touched surfaces
- Have your body temperature checked
- Contact tracing: leaving your contact information in case there should be a positive case found in that area in the future, that you will be able to be notified if necessary
- Social distancing: respect one-meter distance
Students will be required to wear masks indoors which includes classrooms, and public spaces around the school. Classrooms will also be disinfected before and after use and we will maintain social distancing in the classrooms (1-meter distance).
In the case that any students is required to quarantine their courses will be continued online for as long as necessary.
If the onsite program is canceled once it has already begun due to the pandemic student inters will have two options:
- End their internship early and receive 1 credit for every 45 ours already completed thus far
- Continue doing their internships online in an independent study format followed by Internship coordinator Emily Hammeren and also their faculty supervisor of record
Like at the school and in the offices of Sant’ Anna campus, work places around Italy should follow a specific protocol for covid-19 safety. For example: checking body temperature, signing your contact info, wearing a mask, keeping the one-meter social distance in the office at all time and also regularly sanitizing your hand and your work space.
Another important thing to know is that smart-working may also be implemented on a case-by-case basis.