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CISabroad Summer on the Italian Coast, Sorrento
Sorrento, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Please see application instructions for this program below.
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
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Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Culture, Earth Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Geography, Geology, History, International Business, International Studies, Italian, Marine Science, Marketing, Media, Photography, Sociology, Tourism
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Housing Options:
Apartment, Homestay
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
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Imagine spending your summer in the scenic seaside city of Sorrento, the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. Study Italian, Marine Biology, Volcanology, International Tourism, and Sustainability by day, and retreat to the romantic piazzas overlooking the sea by night.  

Start getting excited about:
  • Coastal Mountain Town - The city of Sorrento is situated between the sea and the mountains, providing plenty of opportunities for swimming in the blue-green waters or hiking through the lush hills.  Trek through the abundant lemon, orange, and olive groves as well!
  • La Vida Local - Students are encouraged to get involved within the local community through a group beach clean up day as well as through several other service-learning opportunities. 
  • Specialized Courses - The Sant’Anna Institute has a robust offering of Italian language courses to meet you at any level.  Not only can you expand your Italian language and history, but you will also have the opportunity to take unique courses in the Natural Sciences, like Volcanology
  • Perfect opportunity to practice your Italian skills – From living in a local homestay with a Spanish host or chatting with locals at the numerous seaside cafés, the Summer on the Italian Coast program in Sorrento is designed to immerse you completely in the Italian language and give you a taste of what living in Italy is all about!
Summer on the Italian Coast, Sorrento offers two 5-week sessions. You can easily find a session that fits with your study abroad schedule.  During your stay at the Sant'Anna Institute you will be captivated by the views of the Marina Grande and Amalfi Coast. Founded in 1998, Sant'Anna Institute is a private institute accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and by Alfred State, SUNY College of Technology. The root of all courses is the experiential learning model. Courses range from studio art and art history, to lectures in business strategies and communications, and in-depth language and cultural courses.

Student Life:
As a CISabroad student, you’ll get outstanding support throughout the experience. We’re with you every step of the way with academic advising, personal help, and cultural counseling. We’ll make sure that when you arrive in Spain you start your journey right, by having a CISabroad staff member meet you at the airport and bring you to your accommodations. 

Once settled into beautiful Sorrento, regarded as a paradise by locals, let your wanderlust take hold. Whether it's a weekend getaway to the quaint city of Campania or you're looking to catch the train to Rome, Sorrento is an ideal location for exploring Italian culture. After we help you acclimate to the Mediterranean lifestyle and orient you to the city, you'll have the confidence to roam the city like a local.


CISabroad’s Summer on the Italian Coast, Sorrento program is the perfect way to get ahead academically while living in paradise. Here are a few highlights that you can look forward to when you study abroad in Italy for the summer:

  • Classrooms overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande
  • Numerous beaches and coves at your fingertips
  • Discover miles of hiking and trekking along the Amalfi Coast
  • Easy access to both the Northern cities of Florence and Rome, or the historically rich southern islands of Sardinia and Sicily
  • Civic engagement and service learning opportunities abound
  • 3 or 6 credits per session
  • Combine Session 1 & 2 for 12 credits total

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
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