2018 Summer Program: Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento

 Summer I 2018  click here for price  click here for dates
 Summer II 2018  click here for price  click here for dates


Language Eligibility: This program is open to all levels of Italian. Courses are available in English & Italian.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here

Possible U.S. Credits: 3-6 semester credits per summer session.  Students may take 3 or 6 credits during one summer session, consisting of classes and/or internship. It is not mandatory to take Italian language during the summer session, unless you are doing an internship.

Final transcript is issued by Jacksonville University. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.

Sorrento, Italy – Summer Course Offerings at Sant’Anna Institute

All students MUST get a total of 4 classes approved by their academic advisor, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. 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, in order of preference.

  • Classes are worth 3 U.S. semester credits, unless otherwise noted.
  • Students can earn a total of 3 or 6 credits, consisting of classes and/or internship.



Elementary Italian
Pre-Intermediate Italian
Intermediate Italian
Upper Intermediate Italian
Advanced Italian

ARTS & HUMANITIES (taught in English)
Archaeology: Cities of Fire
Creative Writing: Travel and Experience
History of Italian Cinema
Survey of Art History: Ancient Greek to Italian Baroque
Drawing on Location: the Art of the Travel Sketchbook
Introduction to Digital Photography

International Tourism: Italian Food and Geography (4 credits)
Business in the European Union
Territory and Entrepreneurship: Tradition, Sustainability, and Competition

NATURAL SCIENCES (taught in English)
Introduction to Marine Biology
Introduction to Volcanology
NEW! Cell and Molecular Biology (available in Summer II only)
NEW! Biological Concepts (available in Summer II only)


Summer internships are available in a variety of areas!  Summer students may complete one 3-credit internship per 5-week Summer session.  Students may earn 6 credits for an internship by enrolling in both the Summer I and Summer II sessions (totaling 10 weeks).  Those attending just one Summer session (for 5 weeks) have the option of earning a total of 6 credits by combining a 3-credit internship with a 3-credit class.  Click here for more details about Summer internship opportunities!


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.  Sorrento is a small city, and Sant’Anna Institute is very involved with the local community.  They have ties to dozens of local businesses and organizations, through which they are able to offer ASA students a range of meaningful projects. In fact, due to the reputation of these projects within the town, oftentimes businesses and organizations in the community 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 SASL 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 full details about service learning and community engagement opportunities, please click here!