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  • Locations: Sorrento, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Business, Environmental Studies, Geology, History, International Studies, Italian, Kinesiology, Marine Science, Political Science
Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
Sorrento semester

Innovative courses in English against a seascape of legendary lore

A truly global and centrally located campus, Sorrento-based Sant’Anna Institute is located on a striking cliffside with sweeping views of the sea and the fishing village of Marina Grande. With immediate proximity to both harbor and rail connections, Sant’Anna was originally founded in 1998 as a language institute, which expanded to offer study abroad experiences with courses taught in English.

Sant’Anna Institute is located in the town of Sorrento in southern Italy, which was named for the mythical sirens purported to exist offshore. Its picturesque landscape has played host to historical luminaries from legendary Greek warrior Odysseus, to Romantic poet Lord Byron, to continental philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Sorrento is near many intriguing archaeological sites, and, curiously, boasts the world’s finest lemons! These are grown in the mineral-enriched volcanic soil from nearby Mount Vesuvius. The town is located within thirty minutes’ travel of Pompeii, Capri, and Positano.

Sant’Anna offers a range of academic possibilities to broaden your horizons and deepen your studies. Internships, field study, research, leadership, and community engagement opportunities, and extracurricular activities will take you out of the classroom and into the authentic communities of Italy. This program welcomes students who are looking for an innovative, personalized experience in one of the world’s most inspiring study abroad destinations. Program features include:

  • A broad array of courses are on offer in humanities, arts, natural and health sciences, business, classical, and Italian and cultural studies. Courses are three credits each, and all students take a required Italian language course to facilitate immersion in the local community. 
  • International Internship Placement or Independent Study Course - a practical experience with reflective coursework or an in-depth study in the area of your choice with an Institute faculty member
  • STEM Course Options - modules take advantage of Sorrento’s natural landscape with courses in marine biology, volcanology, and geology.
  • The program requires a minimum of one Italian language course based on your proficiency. Choose your electives from the academic options listed for a total of 15 credits.
  • Many fun and exciting Arcadia excursions, events, and activities are included in your program fee and promise a rewarding, interactive experience with fellow Arcadia program students.
  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.