A great place to study right around the corner from some of the most beautiful places on earth. Past Review

By (Architecture, SUNY - College of Technology at Alfred (Alfred State University)) for

Sant'Anna Institute: Sorrento - Live, Learn and Immerse in Italy

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Overall great experience, and is a great unique location that made people studying in Florence jealous.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Great overall, architecture studio needs to be upgraded though but that's on Alfred State.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very helpful staff and good program, excellent views of the golf of Naples from the classrooms. My only complaint is the internet service provided at the apartment.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

gelato, pizza, lots of supermarkets *A very large bottle of water can be bought for a euro or less and is better than the tap water.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Sant' Antonino Day, on Valentines day.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:


If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Not much of a fair rating as I am bad with languages. The teachers here are great though, and extremely helpful.

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Direct Enrollment

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Travel
  • gelato
  • culture
* What could be improved?
  • internet access in apartment
  • more prep at Alfred State for the visa and general info ei money.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Work with the professor or adviser to work things out such as getting the visa or finances, ect.