Sant'Anna Institute
Fall Semester Full-Time Internship 2018
12 credits

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.

Application Deadline
June 15, 2018
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Italian privacy consent form
SA internship application
Resume and cover letter
Skype interview


  • Special $800 grant available to all Fall 2018 students!
  • Full-time internship placements in various fields
  • Option to add an Italian language course

Program Dates
August 26, 2018 – December 15, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: High school graduate or above.

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

Italian Language:*
600 hour – 2 semesters of college-level Italian
450 hour – no language requirement

Arts & Humanities

  • Architecture &  Interior Design: Alfaro Architecture, Fiorentino Architecture
  • Journalism: Surrentum magazine, Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento Town Hall
  • Studio Arts: Ceramics, Photography, & Inlaid Woodworking: Raffaele Celentano Photography Gallery, Inlaid Wood Museum
  • Voice Performance

Business & Administration Studies

  • Business Administration, Communications & Marketing: Inedito Eventi (Event Planning), Tempio Travel (travel agency), Central Fitness, Ulysse Gym and Spa, The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Hotel La Favorita, Palazzo Marziale B&B, Hotel Le Terrazze, Palazzo Montefusco B&B
  • Sports & Fitness Management: Ulysse Gym and Spa, Move Up Gym, Central Fitness, Palagiò Gym

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Hospitality: The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Hotel La Favorita, Palazzo Marziale B&B, Seven Hostel, Giglio Travel, Hotel Europa Palace, Hotel Le Terrazze, Palazzo Montefusco B&B
  • Culinary Arts: Il Buco Restaurant, Tasso Restaurant, Don Peppe Bakery, Caruso Restaurant, Bougainvillea Bakery, Zi’ntonio Restaurant

Natural & Health Sciences

  • Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, & Sustainability: The Protected Marine Area of Punta Campanella
  • Pharmaceutical Science: Farfalla Pharmacy
  • Nutrition: Ercolano (nutritionist), Fattoria Terranova (farm and km-zero restaurant)
  • Veterinary Science: Gli Amici del Cuore (veterinarian)

Social Science

  • Civic Engagement: Sant’Anna Institute
  • Education: Sorrento Lingue, San Paolo Institute, Sorrento Town Hall, Sorrento Cathedral
  • Social Work: Religious and Hospice Centers, Volunteer Groups

Pre-Departure Calendar
June 15 2018
Application Deadline
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 2018
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 deposit payment date.
June 1 2018
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 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
July 1 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
July 15 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-site Calendar
August 26 2018
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 27 2018
SA Academic Orientation & Welcome Events
SA academic orientation is followed by a walking tour of Sorrento and a group meal.
August 28 2018
Internship Begin
December 14 2018
Internship Ends & Final Paper Due
December 15 2018
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
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI services (see What's Included).
Fall 2018 Sant'Anna Institute Grant
All students enrolled in Fall 2018 programs at SA are automatically awarded the Fall 2018 Grant.
- $800
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

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Naples
$900 $1,700
Visa and Permit to Stay fees.
$250 $275
Books, Supplies & Course Fees $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
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • Staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • Orientation to the host city and school
  • Weekend excursion
  • Frequent cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

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.

Welcome Event
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.

Campi Flegrei
Students take a day trip to three beautiful towns in a volcanic area on Naples: Cuma, Baia and Pozzuoli.

Farewell Event
After classes are over students and staff share in a celebratory final meal to reflect and say goodbyes.

Standard Housing: Student dorm
Student dorms are a part of the school campus, and are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms. Dorm rooms include shared en suite bathroom, desk space, and a shared community kitchen and living space. Sea view rooms offer stunning views, while garden-view rooms include a balcony. All rooms offer air conditioning and wireless internet. Coin-operated laundry facilities are also available in the building.

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).

Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
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.

About SAI

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.