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Sorrento: Spring Semester 2017

Study in the unspoiled scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Be unique and study outside of the major Italian cities with the authentic traditions of southern Italy. Study abroad...

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Sorrento: Internships for Credits

Available during semester or summer terms with credit transferable through SUNY Alfred State College. Students pair the internship with Italian language and elective courses...

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Sorrento: Summer programs 2017

Study Abroad in the unspoiled scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Be unique and study outside of the major Italian cities with the authentic traditions of southern Italy. Study...

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Sorrento: Faculty Led Programs at Sant'Anna Institute

We welcome new partnerships with foreign faculty members. Foreign faculty members teach core curriculum courses while Sant'Anna provides instruction in language and other...

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Sorrento: Fall Semester 2016

Study Abroad in the unspoiled scenery of the Amalfi Coast. Be unique and study outside of the major Italian cities with the authentic traditions of southern Italy. Study...

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Sant'Anna Institute Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Sorrento is home!

I attended an internship program in Sorrento in Summer 2016 and it completely changed my life.
it was the best experience I could ever do. it gave me self-confidence and made me gain a better perspective on the world. I was very scared at the beginning because of the language barrier but everyone made me feel at home and part of the family, and I started speaking Italian with them. after a week, I already knew Sorrento would become my second home! not only the town is beautiful, but the atmosphere is magic. Sant'Anna staff is amazing, and followed me through all my internship, I would meet with them every week to check on my progress and my accomplishments.
It turned out to be the best experience ever and it gave a lot to my resume!
Sorrento will have a special place in my heart forever and I can't wait to be back!

Program: Sorrento: Internships for Credits

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

5 tips that made my spring semester in Sorrento a success!

My study abroad in Sorrento was the most inspiring and amazing experience ever. Sorrento is an incredible little town with stunning views and friendly people, always kissed by the sun and full of things to do.
My days were made of interesting classes and Sant’Anna and beach in between courses (the beach is just 2 min walking from the school!!!) and also during class time we could enjoy a breathtaking view on Marina Grande.
I strongly suggest studying abroad at Sant’Anna to everyone – it is truly the experience of a lifetime!

Here are my tips for a successful spring semester in Sorrento – things I wish I had known in advance:

1. Establish a budget
Living alone in another country can be expensive. Try not to eat out every night, shop in bigger supermarkets that are generally cheaper than small grocery stores.
Plan your weekend trips in advance and save on the transportation!

2. Don’t take too many classes
Just taking just 4 classes during your time abroad will leave you more than busy. At the beginning I thought I wanted to take as many classe sas possible to fulfill my requirements, but this would have left me with no time to make friends, travel, explore the area.

3. Don’t pack too much!
First of all, you will have to carry your luggage all the way to the other side of the world… only bring necessary items if you don’t want to spend 300$ in overweight luggage.
Also you will want to shop and buy souvenirs and you will need space in your luggage!

4. Know the country you’re going to be studying in!
Keep yourself informed on what the norm is in Italy so you know what to expect, whether it’s the culture, weather, language or style. Try to catch on some italian before leaving for your experience: people will definitely admire you if you try to put your prior knowledge of their language to use, no matter how rusty.

5. get out of the tourist traps and stay with italians!
Students traveling alone tend to search for other students of the same nationality without making any effort to immerse in the culture and lear the language. Instead, try to live in Sorrento nota s a tourist but as a person of the place. Meet and speak with Italians – don’t be afraid or embarrassed to put your italian skills into practice! The community of Sorrento is so friendly and you will become friends with the butcher, the baker, and the lovely old neighbor that will invite you for dinner!

GET THE CHANCE AND STUDY ABROAD,…IT WILL CHANGE YOU FOREVER!!!

Program: Sorrento: Spring Semester 2017

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Study abroad internship in Sorrento, Italy

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.

Program: Sorrento: Faculty Led Programs at Sant'Anna Institute

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Teaching abroad

I loved teaching English as a second language to the locals! It was a truly amazing and unforgettable experience that I could not have had anywhere else. Through this, I got to learn the culture, some of the language and I got to meet some amazing students. I will never forget the experience that Sant'Anna provided for me and I hope I can give back to the institute and Lucy (the lead teacher in my classes) just as much as they have given me! I feel more prepared and confident to teach back in the USA! I also have become more confident, independent and excited than I have ever been before. This experience has given me new friends and exciting opportunities that I will be able to enjoy for the rest of my life. Thank you!

Program: Sorrento: Internships for Credits

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Just what I needed!

Interning at Sant' Anna Institute was a great experience! I would definitely recommend having some sort of language background if you want the ideal placement though. I was not dissatisfied with my placement but I know I could of been placed in a more ideal internship if I would have had foreign language experience.

Sorrento is a great place to get your fix of Italian culture and the staff at the Institute are very friendly and approachable! It is not hard to meet new people and get the exact experience you are looking for with some effort! The locals are very friendly and helpful as well. Overall I would recommend this program and experience to anyone!

Program: Sorrento: Internships for Credits

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