Sorrento

Study on the Amalfi Coast

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 Sorrento Partner Schools

Student Life

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:

  • Volunteering opportunities include beach clean-up, youth sports engagement, and social work.
  • Service learning is built into the curriculum in Sorrento, and courses include service learning projects like marine protection, historical preservation, and involvement with a local magazine.
  • Credit-bearing internships area available in the semester and summer, including a full-time internship option in the semester.

About SAI

SAI Programs 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.