Elective classes are taught in English; Italian language classes are in Italian. Electives available in a wide variety of subject areas. (Click here for Course Offerings)
Double room in a shared student apartment or a shared homestay. Homestay accommodations include 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners per week or 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners per week (price varies depending on number of meals you choose). No meals are included with the shared student apartment option.
Convenient rail, bus, and ferry connections to a number of historic and cultural sites in the region
Located on the Mediterranean coast with a very mild climate
Southern Italian food!
City Description - Small city of 16,500
Sorrento is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with approximately 16,500 inhabitants. Sorrento is across the Bay of Naples from Naples with views of Mount Vesuvius, the 3,000-foot-high mass of Monte Faito, and on a clear day, Capri off the tip of the peninsula. On the north side of the peninsula, Sorrento is carved into cliffs of compacted volcanic ash rising up from the sea.
Until the mid-20th century Sorrento was a small, genteel resort favored by central European princes, English aristocrats, and American literati. Now the town has grown and spread out along the crest of its famous cliffs, and apartments stand where citrus groves once bloomed. Strolling through town you'll encounter narrow alleyways, interesting churches, and amazing vistas of the Bay of Naples from the Villa Comunale and the Museo Correale.
Being along the circumvesviana rail line, Sorrento is within one hour of Naples and a half hour of Pompeii. It is also easily connected to Amalfi, Positano, Capri, and Ischia via ferries. The average train to Rome takes 4 hours.
Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue
Sant’Anna Institute’s mission statement is: To provide a learning experience that engages students through total immersion of local language, community and culture where students leave as more inspired and culturally conscious members of global society. Sant’Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue (SASL) was founded in 1998 as Sorrento Lingue. SASL works closely with SUNY Alfred State College, their regionally accredited US partner to offer students a wild range of academic courses. SASL is both a study abroad location and an international language school for Italians and foreigners who would like to learn Italian, English, Spanish German, French and Japanese. SASL is an international community of constant cultural exchange.
All course credit is transferable through Alfred State College (SUNY).
Student Services & Facilities
Sant’Anna Institute has recently moved to an impressive historic structure perched on the cliffs overlooking Marina Grande, the local beach, and is just a short walk from the city center. The secluded campus is surrounded by stone walls and enjoys commanding views of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The facility is fully air-conditioned and has wireless internet connection throughout. Other amenities include: large classrooms, computer lounge, computer language lab, elevator, outdoor gathering space, and beautifully landscaped gardens.
Internship opportunities are available during Fall, Spring, and Summer. Students take academic courses including Italian language alongside their internship. Internships include, but are not limited to experience in: tourism, event planning, management, marketing, and production. Typical placements have included hotels, educational institutions, personal fitness organizations, restaurants, bakeries, limoncello liquor manufacturing, buffalo mozzarella manufacturing, ceramic manufacturing, web design firms, architecture studios, and tour operators. Credit is earned with the completion of the course requirements as follows and factor into the total number of credits a student is allowed to take during their academic term: 3 credits for 150 hours, 6 credits for 263 hours, and 12 credits for 525 hours.
HOUSING: Double room in a shared student apartment or a shared homestay. Homestay accommodations include either 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners per week or 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners per week (price varies depending on number of meals you choose). No meals are included with the shared student apartment option.
EXCURSIONS, semester programs: 3 day excursions.
EXCURSIONS, summer programs: 1 day excursion.
TUITIONat Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue
ACADEMIC CREDITS: Students who receive pre-approval from their home institution can transfer the credits they earn to their home institution. Possible number of credits: 12-15 (semester programs) or 3-6 (summer programs).
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT: At the conclusion of the program, an official transcript from SUNY Alfred will be sent to your home institution.
CELL PHONE: ASA provides one cell phone for each student. Students are responsible for the cost of phone usage.
INTERNET ACCESS at Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue (NOT in your apartment and NOT guaranteed at your homestay)
AIRPORT PICK-UP at Naples (NAP) airport for students who arrive on the official arrival date by the designated time.
SITE DIRECTOR: on-site to assist students with any academic or cultural difficulties they may encounter.
VISA ADVISING: While students are ultimately responsible for obtaining their visa (if required for their term/host country), ASA will provide detailed, helpful information upon acceptance as to which visa students will need and how to go about applying for one.
PRE-DEPARTURE ONLINE VIDEO PROGRAM (semester programs only), PRE-DEPARTURE PACKET & ON-SITE ORIENTATION
Damage Deposit ($250), paid to ASA one month prior to departure; refundable upon return
Books & materials (Please note: some classes have lab fees to cover special materials or academic field trips)
Meals on excursions
Permit to Stay & mandated Italian medical insurance (if required)
All meals if living in a shared student apartment; some meals if living with a host famiily
NOTE: If you need a "Costs of Attendance" budget for your financial aid office, or simply need more details about the additional costs listed above, please email chelsea(at)academicstudies.com.
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