SAI Study Abroad: Sorrento - Sant'Anna Institute (SA)
SAI works in partnership with the Sant'Anna Institute to offer students a remarkable study abroad experience. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at the tip of the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, with its charming cobblestone streets, lively piazza, and vib... read more
I gained a multifaceted appreciation of southern Italian culture as well as honed my language skills. It was absolutely worthwhile due to my interest/minor in Italian studies. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A deeper inside to culture, language, education and the world Grace H - St. Lawrence University View Entire Review
I was able to immerse myself in a completely new culture and see and experience places and sites I would have never been able to see without this program. It was definitely worthwhile Courtney T - Western New England University View Entire Review
Confidence from going out of my comfort zone, it was definitely worthwhile. A student - Western New England University View Entire Review
I learned that I could get out of my comfort zone and move to a different country, where I knew absolutely nobody and have the best time of my life. I miss Italy every day and I will have these amazing memories forever. I didn't have a lot of time to miss home because I was always doing something fun and I was shocked by how eas... Lexi Abbona - California Baptist University View Entire Review
I have gained a greater appreciation for other cultures and feel like I have grown personally from this trip Taylor Bunch - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
An understanding of another culture, and an appreciation for the overall Sorrento city Emma Martin - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned that I am independent and that it is so empowering to be able to get around on my own and figure things out. I have minimal overseas travel experience without my family, but I think it is an incredible experience to be independent and immerse yourself in another country and culture. A student - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I gained a feel for Southern Italian culture. It was definitely worthwhile. Meredith Hardin - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned about a more laid-back way of life and how Southern Italy contrasts to where I live. A student - Western New England University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how Italian daily and business life differs from American. I also got to see many historical, architectural, and natural (rocks/sea) sites. A student - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned that you are very vulnerable in this situation. Something that goes wrong can seem a lot more upsetting than it should be. Also, don't have such high expectations that when you arrive you are disappointed. I wasn't disappointed with the town or the school, just with some locals (especially men) and the students. A student - Indiana University of Pennsylvania / IUP View Entire Review
It was amazing! I learned all new things about cultures Breauna Allore - Western New England University View Entire Review
I gained a sense of urgency to travel more Anthony S - Georgian Court University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about how to get around in a foreign country, and how important it is to travel to new places. It was definitely worthwhile. Sara S - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Italian culture and customs, a little bit of language, history, and art. It was absolutely worth it. Miranda H - Western New England University View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile Josie B - Auburn University View Entire Review
I learned a lot, became more fearless and bold, learned ways to problem-solve and budget, and much more. I would do it again if I could! Brittney - University of Florida View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile, I gained a better worldview and understanding of the way that other cultures live, eat, and drink Kayla Chaya Avisror - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
Learned about Olive oil, wine, tourism, Italian culture. It was worthwhile. Valentin Emmanuel - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned a lot about my major and the tourism in Italy. It was worth while. A student - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I felt like I gained a lot of local knowledge, a different experience on how others live and I thought it was very worthwhile. Adrianna Lancaster - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned how different the country is from what I expected. Chandelle - Western New England University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and travel! It was life changing in the best way. Frances Praet - Belmont University View Entire Review
A better understanding of how small the world truly is. A student - Western New England University View Entire Review
At the Sant’Anna Institute, SAI offers summer, semester and year long programs with a focus on Language, Art and Archaeology, Literature, Social Studies, Business, Natural Sciences and Liberal Arts courses. Sorrento is considered one of the loveliest cities in Italy with its lemon groves, flower gardens and nearby beaches, lies close to many nature preserves and historic sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Capri.
At the core of the SAI program in Sorrento is the unique and varied coursework offered by the international faculty at the Sant'Anna Institute. In addition to six levels of Italian language, courses featuring Italian society and culture taught by faculty from local universities will take advantage of Sorrento’s unique location on the Mediterranean and in Southern Italy. There is no language pre-requisite and subject-area courses are conducted in English.
SAI oversees and coordinates all aspects of student enrollment, including application processing, course selection and credit, visa advising, housing, student health insurance, and transcripts. In addition, SAI provides comprehensive student services, from the moment of application, through the on-site experience, until students return home.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Architecture and Related Services
- Italian Studies
- Italian Language, Literature
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Social Sciences
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