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SAI’s 5 week summer programs in Sorrento take advantage of the school’s location on the Southern Italy coast, with courses that discuss Mediterranean culture, history and arts. Students enroll in 1 or 2 elective courses for a total of 3 - 7 credits. SAI offers two 5 week summer programs at SA, each with different start dates and course options: Summer I and Summer II.
Application: now open
Closes: April 18, 2022
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Passport scan (photo page)
Italian privacy consent form
July 3, 2022 – August 6, 2022
Academic Year: High school graduate or above
Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements
Program Add-On: Internship
Summer students participating in the 5 week program can apply for a part time 3 credit internship to be completed as part of the 3 credit program option. Students are placed in internships that complement their major or minor, and are supported by ongoing reflective coursework. At the completion of the internship students produce an analytical paper that synthesizes what they have learned. Please note that there is an additional fee for completing an internship. For more information on internships see SA Internships.
Service Learning & Volunteer
Sant’Anna Institute holds service learning as a pillar of academic excellence. Courses are intimately connected to the needs of various aspects of the community; they work in tandem with the community to create new ideas and new visions for future improvement. Service learning projects allow students to apply what they learn in the classroom in a professional manner, which develops their skills and gives back to their host community. For more information on volunteer work see SA Service Learning and Volunteer.
Part-Time Internship Application Requirements
Students wishing to participate in a part-time internship during their program should select the Internship program add-on at application, and complete the following additional application items:
Courses & Schedule
SA courses run Monday – Friday. Students take one or two electives. Course schedules are confirmed 3 weeks prior to the program start.
Students complete their course registration during the SAI application process by selecting their primary course choices as well as required alternate courses.
|April 18 2022
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)
|March 15 2022
||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.
|April 4 2022
||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.
|May 4 2022
||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.
|May 4 2022~||Balance of Total Program Fee Due|
|July 3 2022
||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.
|July 4 2022
||SA Academic Orientation & Welcome Events
SA academic orientation is followed by a walking tour of Sorrento and a group meal.
|July 4 2022
|August 5 2022
|August 6 2022
||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.
|Program Fee: 3 – 4 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What's Included).
|Program Fee: 6 – 7 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
|Optional / Additional Fees:|
|Program Add-On: Part-Time Internship
Required for students participating in a part-time internship.
|Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in dorm / shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement: Shared
Family homestay housing in shared occupancy room. Includes breakfast and dinner daily.
|Optional Homestay Housing Supplement: Private
Family homestay housing in private occupancy room. Includes breakfast and dinner daily.
|International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students 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
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 a 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.
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.
Gelato Making Course
Students visit the lab of a gelato shop and learn how to make the perfect Italian gelato as well as the techniques to blend different flavors. After the course students enjoy their creation.
After classes are over students and staff share in a celebratory final meal to reflect and say goodbyes.
Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). Typical residences 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. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet and air conditioning.
Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
Students choosing the family 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.
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.