Study Abroad Programs


Students Across the World

What is offered academically by Sant’Anna covers a wide range of disciplines from Italian Studies to Social and Natural Sciences, from Classical Studies to Business & Management, from Arts & Humanities to Health Sciences, There are also internships programs for credits and service-learning projects.

The main goal for the programs is to enrich students’ personal and cultural education, in particular by enhancing their global skills and intercultural competencies, in order to help students become citizens aware in the globalized world.

Our courses take advantage of the best that our territory can offer as they are located in the middle of the Mediterranean and at the center of a crucial area for the birth and development of Western civilization.

The courses include:

  • lectures in classroom
  • on-site visits and field-trips
  • research projects
  • experiential learning


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Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento Academic Programs Fact Sheet 2.20.20 (click to download)

Sant'Anna Institute

Programs List

Study abroad programs available for:

Academic Year

A full academic year abroad, discovering a new culture and becoming part of the local community
$19.99 $30.00

Spring Semester

Explore 360° of Sorrento, the local life before the tourism season begins and the excitement welcoming summer and visitors from all corners of the globe
$19.99 $30.00

Summer Term

Spend 5 or 10 weeks on the Mediterranean strengthening your resume with an international internship or taking classes towards your degree
$19.99 $30.00
Fall Semester | Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento

Fall Semester

Arrive in Sorrento and bask in summer weather, experience the harvest, and return home in time for the holidays
$19.99 $30.00

J-term Program

Immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture and become a global citizen
$19.99 $30.00

Maymester Program

Spend your Maymester in Sorrento and earn credits toward your degree
$19.99 $30.00
Internship | Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento


An internship in a field setting as well as academic coursework for reflection and documentation of the skills practiced
$19.99 $30.00
Internship | Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento

Virtual Internship

An internship in a field setting as well as academic coursework for reflection and documentation of the skills practiced
$19.99 $30.00

Gap Year Program

Spend your gap year in Sorrento building resume and broadening your global & intercultural skills
$19.99 $30.00

Honors Program

Show your talent and deepen your research skills within an international context
$19.99 $30.00
Faculty-Led Program | Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento

Faculty-Led Program

A unique tailormade abroad experience in Italy for faculty & students
$19.99 $30.00

Academic Calendar

Fall 2023


June 2023 15 Wednesday Application Deadline
August 2023 27 Sunday Arrival and Housing Check-in
28 Monday Orientation – Courses Begin
October 2023 14-22 Sat – Sun Fall Break
December 2023 15 Friday Courses End
16 Saturday Departure and Housing Check-out

J-term 2024


November 2023 15 Wednesday Application Deadline
January 2024 2 Tuesday Arrival and Housing Check-in
3 Wednesday Orientation – Courses Begin
January 2024 19 Friday Courses End
20 Saturday
Departure and Housing Check-out

Spring 2024


October 2023 30 Monday Application Deadline
January 2024 14 Sunday Arrival and Housing Check-in
15 Monday Orientation – Courses Begin
March 2024 11-19 Sat-Sun Spring Break
May 2024 3 Friday Courses End
4 Saturday Departure and Housing Check-out

Summer 2024


March 2024 1 Friday Summer Application Deadline
May 2024
June 2024
 Summer 1
August 2024
 Summer 2
May 2024
August 2024
 Summer 3


Start a new Experience

Fill out the form alongside choosing between our Study abroad programs in which to participate and start your new adventure in Italy.

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.