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Italy

Study in Florence with ASA

Full of art, history, and amazing food, Florence is one of Italy's most exhilarating, distinctive, and beautiful cities. Located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence is almost...

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Spain

Study in Sevilla with ASA

Sevilla is a city that stimulates all of the senses the flutter of Flamenco guitar coming from the nighttime tablaos, the heady fragrance of orange trees, the smell of freshly...

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England

Study in London with ASA!

London is a city of both ancient history and 21st century modernity – a melting pot of the world’s cultures and nationalities - with over 300 languages spoken within

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Spain

Study in Barcelona with ASA

Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona boasts cutting edge style, cuisine, and culture, as well as some of the most amazing architecture in the world. No...

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France

Study in Aix-en-Provence, France with ASA

Aix-en-Provence is located in the south of France in the region of Provence, along the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can experience traditional French culture in an intimate,...

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Ireland

Study Abroad in Dublin with ASA

Griffith College of Dublin was established in 1974 and currently has 5,000 students studying on a full or part-time basis. Recognized as one of the top private universities...

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Italy

Study in Sorrento, Italy with ASA

Join our study abroad program in Sorrento, and expand your learning in a stunning beach town in southern Italy! The host institution is Sant’Anna Institute where you will...

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England

Study Abroad in Oxford with ASA!

The UK has some of the world’s most popular university towns where you just don’t study, but also discover a wonderful culture. At ASA, we offer such opportunities through...

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Chile

Study in Viña del Mar, Chile with ASA

Make the most of your summer by signing up for ASA’s study program in Viña del Mar. If you wish to stay longer, enroll for a semester and have lots of time to explore

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France

Internship Placements in Aix-en-Provence, France

ASA is offering semester internships in Aix-en-Provence, France. The program is provided in tandem with academic coursework at IAU College. The placement is worth three semester...

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Argentina

Study in Buenos Aires, Argentina with ASA

With about 3 million people in the city and over 12 million in the greater metropolitan area, Buenos Aires is the cultural and economic center of Argentina. Buenos Aires

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Costa Rica

Study in San Jose, Costa Rica with ASA

The Doka Coffee Estate and Orosi Valley, these are just a few places in San Jose, Costa Rica that are worth visiting. Get the chance to explore and discover more through

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Peru

Study in Cuzco, Peru with ASA

Fascinated with Machu Picchu but hesitant about taking time off from university to travel? ASA has good news for you! We offer a study program in Cusco, where you will attend...

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Peru

Study in Lima, Peru with ASA

Grab the opportunity to travel and learn by signing up for the study abroad program of ASA. You will live and study in Lima, Peru’s capital located close to the Pacific...

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Academic Studies Abroad Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Host families are the best!

I absolutely recommend staying with a family. I thought about doing an apartment stay when I first looked into this program, and I am so glad I didn't. The family completes the cultural immersion: you eat the typical food, you speak the language at home, and I rarely struggled with homesickness because they were so lovely. Sevilla is beyond beautiful and it is big enough to never be boring, but also quaint enough to find fun places to be a regular, and not feel lost or overwhelmed on your own.

Program: Study in Sevilla with ASA

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

ASA study abroad London

I really enjoyed my time abroad and I'm happy I went with ASA. The university that we studied at was in the heart of London, everything was an easy tube ride away and I would do it again if I had the chance.

Program: Study in London with ASA!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

Why Sorrento/Sant'Anna

Studying abroad, in general, is a great idea. Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento is a great fit for any student who likes small, safe, and spectacular cities. Though the closest public Italian college is in Naples, the Sant’Anna Institute teaches English, Italian, and other languages to local and international students in a specific branch of the school called Sorrento Lingue.
SMALL CITY
Sorrento has a population of about 15,000 people year-round. It is a bustling tourist destination in the summer and fall. The locals can speak some English, due to the tourism of the town. For me, there’s a local café that I go to every day and get an espresso at. The barista knows my order and what time I will probably be coming to pick it up. Other students have spoken about similar experiences.
SAFE CITY
Sorrento is a small town, and not really a risk for anything bad happening. Naples is the nearest major city, and as long as a person uses common sense, they will be fine in the city! Everyone knows everyone, so a person can walk alone at night and be perfectly safe, which is unlike how I grew up (and I grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota).
SPECTACULAR CITY
Sant’Anna overlooks the Bay of Naples, which is in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Naples is a train ride away, as well as Pompeii and Herculaneum. The Amalfi Coast is a bus ride away, and the beautiful towns of Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello are along that trip. A person can also go to Naples or Capri by ferry. The city itself is lovely and lined with small side-streets filled with vendors and quaint little shops that a student at Sant’Anna will learn within a week.
It’s a great idea to study abroad. It’s an even better idea to study abroad in Sorrento. A student learns how to navigate the real world and earn college credits while staying in a small, safe, and spectacular city.

I have several reasons that I chose Sant’Anna for my study abroad school. My only credit that I had left to complete for college was my internship, so I figured, why not do that in Italy? I started searching for internships through my school, and Sant’Anna was the number one school recommended to me. I’m not the kind of person to just accept that because it was #1, means I should go there. I researched it and found that Sant’Anna has personalized internships, locational-relevant classes, and is very near a UNESCO World Heritage site (Amalfi Coast) and Pompeii. All of these, plus the helpful and friendly nature of the staff I interacted with, made me choose Sant’Anna.
Personalized Internship:
I wanted an internship where I actually accomplish something. I didn’t want to have on my resume an internship that was just me getting coffee and donuts for an office. That doesn’t help me in the real world. My internship at Sant’Anna was customized specifically for me. I am an English major, so I write articles and proofread documents, I help with paperwork and run the social media for the school.
Classes:
Sant’Anna offered very specific classes that interact with the area that it is situated in. My classes this semester include many courses specifically focused on Italy, Naples, and towns including and surrounding Sorrento. Anthropology of Europe is taught from a European standpoint, which is something that I cannot easily access in the United States. Just having a professor who lives in Europe and has worked for the EU has given me perspectives on how Europe works on cultural, social, and governmental levels that is impossible to get from a textbook.
Mediterranean Culture and History covers 5000 years of history in 15 weeks. It does talk about European history in general, but focuses on the Mediterranean and all of the empires that ruled in and around it. In one class, History of the Mafia, we discuss how the Mafia came into being in Southern Italy and why it is still a problem in the area.
Archeology: Cities of Fire is focused on the eruptions of Vesuvius, specifically the one in 79AD. We discuss and visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and some smaller villas. The unique part of the class is visiting the sites with the professor and having class at the sites and seeing what we have read about. I took Archeology at my college, but actually being able to visit and explore the sites in real life adds an entirely new dimension to the class.
Homestay Option:
Another reason I chose Sant’Anna is because it offered a homestay option. I decided that if I am going to study abroad, why not live with a local family as well? It has helped me have a better understanding of everyday life in Southern Italy and given me opportunities I could never have had in an apartment. My host mother helps me with my Italian homework, my host father makes his own wine, and I can have a family setting while 4,986 miles away from my home (but who’s counting).
Location:
Sant’Anna Institute is located directly overlooking Marina Grande in Sorrento. Sorrento is right by the Amalfi Coast, and is usually used for a great place to explore south to the Amalfi Coast or north to Pompeii and Naples. Sorrento isn’t a major city, and I personally am drawn to smaller cities where I can get to know the locals easily and feel safe all the time. It has quaint family shops and beautiful parks and is on the Bay of Naples, with Vesuvius overlooking the town.
Sant’Anna was the right school for me to go to. It helped me immerse myself in Italian culture while also making me realize what my core values truly were. It gave me classes that fascinated me and professors that actually taught me not only about the subjects, but also myself and what I want to do with my life. It gave me a family to come visit the next time I am in Europe. It gave me friends who I know will last a lifetime. So thank you, Sant’Anna, and specifically thank you to the staff at the school.

Program: Study in Sorrento, Italy with ASA

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Could not ask for a better experience

I loved everything about studying in Seville. The city is large, but has a small town feel. My host family was incredible. It is easy and cheap to travel throughout Europe from Seville. Overall I could not be more satisfied with my experience in Seville and I can't wait to go back!

Program: Study in Sevilla with ASA

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

London South Bank University

I loved studying in London and LSBU had a great location but there were somethings that I did not like. Overall the experience was good but the school was very different. It was weird that their finals were after we left so we had to so alternative assignments which was confusing and the professors were unprepared for it. Living in the heart of London was amazing, everything was only a short tube ride away. The city is huge and there was so much to offer.

Program: Study in London with ASA!

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