Sorrento Course Offerings

 

2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS:
SANT’ANNA INSTITUTE

Application Deadlines

Spring: October 1

Fall: May 1

Language Requirement: Open to all levels of Italian. Courses are available in English & Italian.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section on this page.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits. Students take 4-5 courses. Classes are taken with American and international students. Internships are available to students of junior or senior standing for 3 or 6 credits, to be taken alongside classes, for an additional fee of $400.

Final Transcript: Issued by Jacksonville University.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students must take 1 Italian Language course plus 3-4 additional courses of their choosing. If you plan to do an internship (3 or 6 credits) choose the appropriate number of courses to add up to a total of 12-15 credits. Internships are available to students of junior senior standing for an additional fee of $400.

Courses are worth 3 semester credits and are taught in English, unless otherwise noted. All course codes beginning with 3 indicate Upper Division courses.

All students MUST have a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form.

Course offerings are subject to change. 

ARTS & HUMANITIES

Archaeology Field Study
Creative Writing
Drawing on Location 
History of Art from Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance
History of Italian Cinema
Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Philosophy
Introductory Writing
World Geography
World Literature

BUSINESS & MARKETING

Competing in the Global Environment
Entrepreneurship and the New Economy
Global Business: Italy & Tourism
Principles of Marketing
Sustainability

CLASSICAL STUDIES

Ancient Cultures
Elementary Latin
Greek Influence in Southern Italy: Colonization & Culture
Introductory Ancient Greek
Pre-Intermediate Latin

CULTURAL STUDIES

New York Calls, Naples Responds
Mediterranean Migration
Mediterranean Nero

HEALTH SCIENCES

Human Nutrition
Introduction to Health Professions
Introduction to Scientific Research
Nutrition for Physical Activity & Health

ITALIAN LANGUAGE & literature (taught in italian)

Elementary Italian 101
Elementary Italian 102
Intermediate Italian 201
Post-Intermediate Italian
Advanced Italian
Post-Advanced Italian
Medieval Italian Literature - Dante 
Medieval Italian Literature 2
Modern Italian Literature
Contemporary Italian Literature

NATURAL SCIENCES

Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Marine Biology (4 credits)
Introduction to Volcanology
Marine Conservation

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology of Europe
Geo Politics and Energy
History of Contemporary Italy
History of the Mafia
Human Rights
International Politics
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies: History, Theory, Practice
Mediterranean Culture and History
Western Civilization Since 1648
World Religions

SERVICE LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Engagement projects are voluntary and independent from the courses that students attend, while Service Learning projects are designed specifically for certain courses to allow students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom, and at the same time, provide a service to the city hosting them.  By being highly involved with the local community, Sant’Anna Institute has ties to dozens of local businesses and organizations, through which they are able to offer ASA students a range of meaningful volunteering and service learning projects. Due to the reputation of these projects within the town, businesses and organizations often reach out to Sant’Anna looking to collaborate.

From an academic point of view, these projects are a form of experiential learning, allowing students to learn in partnership with the community and develop competencies that promote the advancement of socially responsible citizenry. Time spent working with a community-based organization becomes part of the students’ homework. In the case of Service Learning projects, the community serves as a “living text” for the class – another powerful source of information to complement course readings, lectures, and discussions. Service Learning and Community Engagement Programs at Sant’Anna Institute engage both students and the broader community in reciprocal partnerships to create educational projects, promote leadership through service, foster and support inclusive environments, and advance social justice and civic engagement.  For more details about service learning and community engagement opportunities, please click here!

 

 

2019 SUMMER PROGRAM:
SANT’ANNA INSTITUTE

Application Deadlines

Summer I: March 1

Summer II: March 15

Language Requirement: Open to all levels of Italian. Courses are available in English & Italian.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section on this page.

Possible U.S. Credits: 3-6 semester credits. Students take 1-2 courses. Classes are taken with American and international students. Internships are available to students of junior or senior standing for 3 credits, to be taken alongside classes, for an additional fee of $400.

Final Transcript: Issued by Jacksonville University.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students will take 1-2 courses of their choosing. It is not mandatory to take Italian Language unless you are doing an internship. If you plan to do an internship (3 credits) you must also take an Italian Language course. Internships are available to students of junior senior standing for an additional fee of $400.

Courses are worth 3 semester credits and are taught in English, unless otherwise noted. All course codes beginning with 3 indicate Upper Division courses.

All students MUST have a total of 4 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 4 possible classes on your registration form.

Course offerings are subject to change. 

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Archaeology Field Study
Creative Writing
Drawing on Location
History of Art from Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance
History of Italian Cinema
Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Philosophy
Introductory Writing
World Geography
World Literature

business & marketing

Competing in the Global Environment
Entrepreneurship and the New Economy
Italy & Tourism
Principles of Marketing
Sustainability

CLASSICAL STUDIES

Elementary Latin
Pre-Intermediate Latin
Introductory Ancient Greek
Ancient Cultures
Greek Influence in Southern Italy: Colonization & Culture

COMMUNICATIONS

International Multimedia Journalism: Communication, Culture, and the Amalfi Coast (Offered Summer I only)
Introduction to Multimedia Journalism in the Mediterranean (Offered Summer II only)

CULTURAL STUDIES

Mediterranean Migration 
Mediterranean Nero

New York Calls, Naples Responds

health scienceS

Human Nutrition
Introduction to Health Professions
Introduction to Scientific Research
Nutrition for Physical Activity & Health

ITALIAN LANGUAGE & STUDIES (TAUGHT IN iTALIAN)

Elementary Italian 101
Elementary Italian 102
Intermediate Italian
Post-Intermediate Italian
Advanced Italian
Post-Advanced Italian
Medieval Italian Literature 1 - Dante
Medieval Italian Literature 2
Modern Italian Literature
Contemporary Italian Literature

natural scienceS

Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Marine Biology with Lab (4 credits)
Introduction to Volcanology
Marine Conservation

social scienceS

Anthropology of Europe
Geopolitics and Energy
History of Contemporary Italy
History of the Mafia
Human Rights
International Politics
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Women’s Gender and Gender Studies: History, Theory, Practice 
Mediterranean Culture and History
Western Civilization Since 1648
World Religions

SERVICE LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Engagement projects are voluntary and independent from the courses that students attend, while Service Learning projects are designed specifically for certain courses to allow students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom, and at the same time, provide a service to the city hosting them.  By being highly involved with the local community, Sant’Anna Institute has ties to dozens of local businesses and organizations, through which they are able to offer ASA students a range of meaningful volunteering and service learning projects. Due to the reputation of these projects within the town, businesses and organizations often reach out to Sant’Anna looking to collaborate.

From an academic point of view, these projects are a form of experiential learning, allowing students to learn in partnership with the community and develop competencies that promote the advancement of socially responsible citizenry. Time spent working with a community-based organization becomes part of the students’ homework. In the case of Service Learning projects, the community serves as a “living text” for the class – another powerful source of information to complement course readings, lectures, and discussions. Service Learning and Community Engagement Programs at Sant’Anna Institute engage both students and the broader community in reciprocal partnerships to create educational projects, promote leadership through service, foster and support inclusive environments, and advance social justice and civic engagement.  For more details about service learning and community engagement opportunities, please click here!

 

 

2019-2020 CLASSES + INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS:
SANT’ANNA INSTITUTE

Application Deadlines

Spring: October 1

Summer I: March 1

Summer II: March 15

Fall: May 1

Students attending Sant’Anna Institute may assume an unpaid, credit-bearing internship while taking classes. Internships are not available as “stand-alone.” Additional fee for internship is $400.

Language Requirement: Open to all levels of Italian. Courses are available in English & Italian.

Additional Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. Junior or senior standing is required in order to do an internship. Must have completed 4 semesters before applying, or 3 semesters plus verification of courses in progress. Candidates may apply for internships in their major or minor field of study. For complete requirements, please see the Eligibility section on this page.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 total semester credits per semester. 3-6 total credits per summer session. Semester internships are available for 3 or 6 credits. Summer internships are available for 3 credits. A 3-credit internship requires 135 work hours; a 6-credit internship requires 270 work hours.

Final Transcript: Issued by Jacksonville University.

Internship credits are contingent upon completion of the course requirements and factor into the total number of credits a student is allowed to take during their academic term.  

SEMESTER & SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN SORRENTO, ITALY

An internship is a fantastic way to gain work experience, meet Italian people, and add a unique bullet point to your résumé! While it is helpful to know some Italian before your internship, it is not a requirement.

  • Semester students may earn 3 or 6 credits for an internship while maintaining a full semester course load of 12-15 credits, including one mandatory Italian Language course.  Click here for Semester Course Offerings.

  • Summer students may earn 3 credits for an internship while also taking one Italian Language course for 3 credits. Summer students who want a 6-credit internship would need to enroll in both the Summer I and Summer II sessions (totaling 10 weeks). Click here for Summer Course Offerings.

A 3-credit internship requires 135 work hours in addition to your classes. A 6-credit internship requires 270 work hours in addition to your classes. 

Due to the additional time commitment of an internship, semester students are encouraged to take just 3 classes alongside a 3-credit internship, or 2 classes alongside a 6-credit internship.

EXAMPLE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

Candidates may apply for internships in their major or minor field of study. Although Sant’Anna Institute will do their very best to find a placement in your top choice area of interest, we cannot guarantee a placement in your top choice area of interest.  For this reason, internship applicants must have at least 2 areas of interest in mind when they apply.  In addition, we cannot guarantee a placement at any particular firm or organization. Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Archaeology

  • Architecture / Interior Design

  • Art History

  • Community Health

  • Culinary Arts

  • Education / ESL Teaching

  • Emergency Management

  • English

  • Environmental Science

  • Event Management

  • Fashion Merchandising

  • Fitness Management

  • Food & Beverage Management

  • Geology / Volcanology

  • Hospitality

  • Human Rights

  • Human Services Management

  • International Business

  • International Politics

  • Italian Studies

  • Journalism

  • Leadership / Student Wellness

  • Marine Biology

  • Marketing

  • Nutrition

  • Studio Art

  • Political Science

  • Sports Business

  • Social Work

  • Tourism

  • Veterinary Science

  • Women’s Studies

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INTERNSHIP 

Because you will be doing this internship for credit, there will be academic requirements, such as papers or projects that must be submitted to the Institute’s Internship Coordinator by specific deadlines. During the Internship Orientation on site, you will find out about these requirements and deadlines. Please be aware that students who do internships may have work hours Monday through Friday and may have less free time to travel than other students.

Please be aware that the company is making a significant investment of their time and resources. By accepting an internship, you are making a commitment to that organization, which must be taken seriously.

You will be expected to complete your internship in full and complete all of the work hours associated with your placement.  For example, if you sign up for an internship and find that it’s more work than you expected, you will not be able to drop it.  

Don’t worry – our on-site orientation after you arrive in Sorrento will help you understand what is expected of you.  In addition, the on-site staff will share with you key cultural factors about the Italian work environment, and on your first day of work they will accompany you to your workplace, introduce you, and have an initial meeting with both you and your employers.

Please read the following helpful info: What to expect in an internship, and what NOT to do during your internship!

how to apply FOR AN INTERNSHIP

Candidates may apply for internships in their major or minor field of study. In addition to the standard ASA program application, the following will be required:

  1. Sant’Anna Institute Internship Application Form (click here)

  2. CV (résumé)

  3. Cover Letter

  4. One recommendation letter from a past or current employer

  5. Personal Statement/Letter of Motivation (1-2 pages) describing your personal and academic reasons for wanting to intern and study in Italy

Once we submit the above documents to Sant’Anna Institute, you will complete a Skype interview with the internship placement team in Sorrento. The purpose of the interview is to understand what would be a suitable placement for you according to your skills and interests, as well as to work on designing a project that you will follow.

WHEN WILL I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING TO INTERN?

Most students receive their placements via email 1-2 weeks before the program start date.

For more information regarding expectations and process, please refer to Sant’Anna Institute’s Internship Manual.

 
 
Jackie Cimino