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SAI’s 3 week Jan Term session, hosted by Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, invites students to complete one 3 credit course while experiencing the true spirit of local life in Sorrento. Students choose from any level of Italian language or the History of the Mafia course to complete during the program. Students have access to Sant’Anna Institute’s full suite of services and facilities throughout their time in Sorrento.
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Italian privacy consent form
NOTE: We will not be offering this program in Spring 2021. Please reach out to SAI Admissions to discuss your options.
December 27, 2020 – January 16, 2021
Academic Year: High school graduate or above
Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Course Registration & Schedule
Students select one 3 credit course to complete over the 3 week program. Students may choose any level of Italian language or History of the Mafia.
Students complete their course registration during the SAI application process by selecting their primary course choice as well as required alternate course. Course schedules are confirmed 4 weeks prior to arrival.
|November 1 2020
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
|Within 1 week of acceptance
||SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
|October 7 2020
||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.
|October 22 2020
||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.
|October 22 2020
||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|December 27 2020
||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.
|December 28 2020
Orientation activities and welcome events include walking tours and group social events.
|December 28 2020
|January 15 2021
|January 16 2021
||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 360° Services (see What's Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in the student dorm or shared apartment
|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
|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|
Cost varies greatly by student.
|$300 / month||$1,000 / month|
This is an SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!
Pre-departure and Re-entry services
SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants 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.
Upon arrival, new students and SA faculty and staff unite at a welcome reception to kick off the term.
Walking 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.
After the exams are completed and final papers handed in, the students, faculty and staff share in a celebratory final meal to reflect upon the program experience and to say final goodbyes before departure.
Standard Housing: Student dorm or apartment
Standard housing includes a shared occupancy bedroom (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available) in the student dorm or in a shared student apartment. Dorm housing is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited availability. All SAI housing in Sorrento is equipped with basic furniture, towels and bed linens, wireless Internet, and air conditioning. Students have access to kitchen facilities, comfortable common areas, and washing machines.
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.
In accordance with Italian law U.S. students studying in Italy for 90 days or less are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.
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.