Sant’Anna Institute

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Sant’Anna Institute (SA) is housed in an historic former convent and school, located in the old center of Sorrento, just steps from the sea of the Amalfi coast. Each classroom offers stunning views of the Gulf of Naples to one side, and olive groves to the other. The school’s grounds include lovely gardens and fruit trees and it is a short walk to the center of town.

U.S. School of Record
Jacksonville University (FL)
Arcadia University, PA (starting Fall 2024)

Language of Instruction
English, with some courses in Italian.

Up to 50 study abroad students from around the world.


  • Semester and summer internships available for 3-6 credits.
  • Courses with a focus on the Mediterranean region of Italy.
  • Family homestay or apartment housing available.

At SA, visiting semester and summer students can enroll in courses focused on language, art, archaeology, literature, social studies, business, natural sciences and liberal arts, while incorporating language development and cultural immersion inside and outside the classroom. The small and intimate nature of the SA program allows students to fully immerse themselves in Italian life and culture while building lasting relationships with their fellow students. Students wishing to broaden their studies can take part in the many internships offered, while those wanting to give back to their community can get involved in the volunteer program.

Areas of Study

Art History & Architecture
Business & Economics
Digital & Studio Arts
Hospitality, Tourism & Gastronomy
Literature & Creative Writing
Modern Languages & Cultures
Natural Science
Social Science