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Students enrolled in the Full-Time Semester Internship program, offered only in the Fall, have the option of completing a 600 hour internship for 12 credits, or a 450 hour internship for 9 credits paired with a 3 credit Italian language course. Internship students participate in weekly on-site activities and complete related coursework to earn credits. Internships are offered in an array of fields and are an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth.
June 15, 2017
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Italian privacy consent form
SA internship application
Resume and cover letter
August 27, 2017 – December 16, 2017
Academic Year: High school graduate or above.
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
600 hour – 2 semesters of college-level Italian
450 hour – no language requirement
Arts & Humanities
Business & Administration Studies
Hospitality & Tourism
Natural & Health Sciences
|June 15 2017
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
|May 1 2017
||50% of Total Program Fee Due*
*Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
|June 15 2017
||SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
|July 1 2017
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|July 1 2017
||SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
|July 15 2017
||SAI Pre-Departure Form Due|
|August 27 2017
||Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Naples International Airport (NAP). Students should arrive accordingly for the 12pm and 5pm airport pick up service. Upon arrival in Sorrento students are taken to housing.
|August 28 2017
||SA Academic Orientation & Welcome Events
SA academic orientation is followed by a walking tour of Sorrento and a group meal.
|August 29 2017
|December 15 2017
||Internship Ends & Final Paper Due|
|December 16 2017
||Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
|SAI Program Fees*||USD|
Refundable at the end of the term.
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI services (see What's Included).
|Fall 2017 Sant'Anna Institute Grant
All students enrolled in Fall 2017 programs at SA are automatically awarded the Fall 2017 Grant.
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, dorm, or homestay with a shared bathroom.
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement
Students electing to live with a local Italian host family, includes breakfast and dinner daily.
|International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
*prices are subject to change
Please note: students from some affiliate universities have different payment arrangements that may require students to pay different deposits to SAI and some fees directly to the affiliate university instead of SAI. Please contact your study abroad office or the SAI business department for further details.
|Budget||Low Est.||High Est.|
|Airfare to/from Naples
Visa and Permit to Stay fees.
|Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees are sometimes imposed to cover field trips.
|$25 / course||$50 / course|
Combination of cooking at home and eating out.
|$600 / month||$1,000 / month|
|Personal Expenses||$250 / month||$350 / month|
|Transportation within Sorrento area
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
|$50 / month||$100 / month|
Cost varies greatly by student.
|$300 / month||$1,000 / month|
This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.
All students are invited to a typical Italian meal welcoming them to the program and their host city.
Welcome Tour of Sorrento
Students tour Sorrento, including stops at popular shops, supermarkets, and places of entertainment, as well as important landmarks such as main squares, post offices, bus stops and taxi stands.
Students visit the Roman city of Pompeii, buried by volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Though the site is still not fully excavated, visitors can see the ruins of villas, ancient temples and the Stabian Baths to gain an intimate knowledge of how wealthy Romans lived 2,000 years ago.
Weekend Excursion to Umbria
Students experience the beautiful and unspoiled hill towns in the verdant region of Umbria. Students stay in an historic local farm with a rich history dating back to the 1300s, and participate in a chocolate workshop and a tour of the Frassasi caves, and then travel to the beautiful medieval town of Assisi. The weekend ends with a visit to the amazing Marmore Falls built by the ancient Romans.
Students take a day trip to Naples to see all its popular sites, including the historical center, Spaccanapoli, Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, Plebiscito Square, and much more.
Students take a day trip to three beautiful towns in a volcanic area on Naples: Cuma, Baia and Pozzuoli.
After classes are over students and staff share in a celebratory final meal to reflect and say goodbyes.
Standard Housing: Student dorm / apartment
Standard housing includes student dorm or apartment living, assigned as available. The student dorms and apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom available). Dorm rooms include shared en suite bathroom, desk space, shared community kitchen and living space. Typical apartments house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. Dorms and apartments are equipped with wireless internet.
Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
Students choosing the homestay option will be placed with a local family, which could be an older married couple or a family with children. Homestay families are typically within a short walking distance to the school. The homestay option includes breakfast and dinner 7 days a week in a shared occupancy room (upgrade to a private bedroom available).
Alternate Housing: Independent
Students seeking independent housing can do so, for a reduction in the SAI program fee. Please contact SAI for details.
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.
In accordance with Italian law students studying in Italy for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Those with Italian/EU citizenship are exempted. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.
Students must appear in person at the Italian Consulate to present their student visa application. Our Student Visa Office is available to assist students in getting ready for the appointment; SAI provides student visa consulting for all our students at no cost.
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.