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Sant'Anna Institute Reviews
Living in and loving Sorrento
Submitted by Jenny Everett - Concordia University-Saint Paul | December 12, 2016
I loved Sorrento, and Sant'Anna. If you prefer a big school with a lot of things to do every night, this is not the school for you. I, however, love small towns and making a few close friends. If you do too, then Sant'Anna is the school for you!
Program: Sorrento: Fall Semester 2016
A great experience
Submitted by Madam Kitty Cat - Clarkson University | December 12, 2016
The location is gorgeous and the staff is incredible. It was a wonderful experience. My only complaint is the size of the program. We only had 9 students, all of whom were American (both of which had their pro and cons.
Program: Sorrento: Fall Semester 2016
Sorrento is home!
Submitted by Alex - Boston College | September 16, 2016
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
5 tips that made my spring semester in Sorrento a success!
Submitted by Tamara Todd - Metropolitan State University | August 12, 2016
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
Study abroad internship in Sorrento, Italy
Submitted by Michelle Kee - Austin Community College | August 03, 2016
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.