2019 Summer Program: Sant’Anna Institute Sorrento

Summer I 2019 – Sorrento, Italy Arrive May 26, 2019 – Depart June 29, 2019 click here for price SOISU1A, SOISU1B, SOISU1C, SOISU1D
Summer II 2019 – Sorrento, Italy Arrive June 30, 2019 – Depart Aug. 3, 2019 click here for price SOISU2A, SOISU2B, SOISU2C, SOISU2D


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 home institution, 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 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.



All courses with a course code beginning with number 3 are Upper Division courses.

Elementary Italian
Pre-Intermediate Italian
Intermediate Italian
Advanced Italian
Post Advanced Italian
Medieval Italian Literature 1
Medieval Italian Literature 2
Modern Italian Literature
Contemporary Italian Literature

CLASSICAL STUDIES (Taught in English)
Elementary Latin
Pre-Intermediate Latin
Introductory Ancient Greek
Ancient Cultures
Greek Influence in Southern Italy: Colonization & Culture

ARTS & HUMANITIES (Taught in English)
Introductory Writing
Drawing on Location
Archaeology Field Study
Creative Writing
History of Art from Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance
History of Italian Cinema
Introduction to Digital Photography
Introduction to Philosophy
The Mafia at the Movies
World Literature
World Geography

BUSINESS & MARKETING (Taught in English)  
Competing in the Global Environment
Entrepreneurship and the New Economy
Italy & Tourism
Principles of Marketing

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

NATURAL SCIENCES (Taught in English)
Introduction to Marine Biology
Introduction to Volcanology
Introduction to Geology
Marine Conservation

SOCIAL SCIENCES (Taught in English)
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

HEALTH SCIENCES (Taught in English)
Human Nutrition
Nutrition for Physical Activity & Health
Introduction to Health Professions
Introduction to Scientific Research

CULTURAL STUDIES (Taught in English)
Mediterranean Nero

New York Calls, Naples Responds
Mediterranean Migration 

All courses with a course code beginning with number 3 are Upper Division courses.


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!