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Sorrento is located on the north end of the Amalfi coast, on the Mediterranean Sea. The natural beauty of the Sorrentine landscape with its mild climate, lively piazzas, vibrant cultural scene, lemon groves and the allure of nearby sights such as Pompeii, Capri and the Amalfi Coast all conspire to make Sorrento an inspiring location to study abroad. The town of Sorrento is quaint and gorgeous, nestled on the bluff above the sparkling sea.
Sorrentines are known to be some of the friendliest in Italy and students enjoy daily interaction with locals. The town is home to bustling shopping areas and beautiful cobblestone streets lined with orange and olive trees. SAI students in Sorrento become part of the lively local scene, with ample cultural activities, an intimate community, and an unbeatable beach life. SAI is partnered with Sant’Anna Institute to offer an academically rigorous and rewarding study experience. Program-inclusive activities include gelato making, day trips to Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Naples, and weekend excursions take students to Umbria or Rome.
SAI students in Sorrento have opportunities to delve deeper into their cultural understanding and global commitment by participating in a range of volunteer and leadership programs:
“My internship was the best thing I could have done for my education”
“I learned so much about Italian culture and its people”
“I truly felt like Sorrento was my home for 4 months”
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.