Semester in Sorrento

Sorrento is a safe, picturesque town in Southern Italy where unforgettable experiences await! Situated in the coastal region of Campania, Sorrento overlooks the bay of Naples. While studying at Sant’Anna…




June 1, 2019

Beg. Sept – Mid Dec 2019




English and Italian


4–6 Courses (12–18 US credits)


What’s included

⦁ Pre-Departure Orientation
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Financial Advising
⦁ Tuition and Registration
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Orientation
⦁ Welcome City Tour
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ Travel Medical Insurance

⦁ General Assistance and Travel Support
⦁ Welcome & Farewell Events
⦁ Housing(Sant’Anna dorms or central shared apartments)
⦁ Local Cultural Engagement and Activities
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and field trips(eg Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Capri)
⦁ Host Institution Services & Amenities
⦁ Official Transcript(s)
⦁ Health and Safety support
⦁ Re-entry program

Why Sorrento?

Sorrento is a unique, picturesque town in Southern Italy where unforgettable experiences await! Situated in the coastal region of Campania, Sorrento overlooks the bay of Naples. While studying at Sant’Anna Institute, not only will you enrich your academic experience but you will immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture. During your free time you will be travelling among the most breathtaking scenery and famous landmarks such as Naples, Amalfi Coast, the ancient city of Pompeii, and the glamorous Capri. There’s no better place to experience the authenticity of Italy!



Minimum GPA:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5

Sant’Anna Institute is proud to use the experiential learning model where students engage with their professors via site visits. For example, Volcanology students spend a day at Mount Vesuvius. Archaeology students spend a day at Pompeii. Business students have site visits at local businesses.

How to choose your course

To check the full list of courses available at Sant’ Anna Institute please click here.

Semester students choose 4-6 courses, of which one is required to be an Italian course (all levels available.)
All courses are 3 credits (45 contact hours) unless otherwise noted
All of Sant’Anna Institute’s academic courses are offered through Jacksonville University (Florida) Non-Jacksonville University students can apply to transfer course credits to their home institution by requesting a Jacksonville University transcript. Except for the Italian Language and Literature courses, each course is taught in English.

Once you choose your modules, get in touch with your home institution and get the approval!

Internship Option

For 3 credits (150 hours); Accademic credit for internships is trasferable through Jacksonville University (Florida)

Complete with 1-4 other academic courses including Italian language (all levels available);

**Note: Internship has an additional course fee of $400 USD, compulsory by Italian law to participate, valid from summer 2016 term.

Language: Most internships can be conducted in English, without a prior knowledge of the Italian language, however see individual fields and placements for language specifications


Sant’ Anna Residence Hall

EZC students will primarily be housed in Sant’Anna Institute’s brand new residence hall space, occupying the top two floors of the institute. Students will share twin bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom in each bedroom. There is a shared kitchen and common area, as well a beautiful terrace overlooking the bay. Students can freely cook and eat all together in a large and well-furnished kitchen and why not, even preparing typical Italian dishes!

Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Shared Apartment

Apartment living is a great choice for students who enjoy interacting with others.

There will be 4-6 people per apartment, located within a 30-minute walk or a short public transit ride from the Institute. Apartments in Italy, especially in the historical centers, are all situated in antique buildings.

All apartments come equipped with the following amenities for student use:

Fully furnished
Bed and linens
Stove and basic cooking facilities
Kitchen with table and chairs

Family Accommodation

Single rooms and host family accommodations are available for an additional fee on a limited basis.

Students who would like to immerse themselves in the Italian language and culture can choose to live with a local host family. We have long-lasting relationships with our host families to provide a safe, cozy and welcoming environment to our students.

Life in Sorrento and at Sant’Anna Institute

Sant’ Anna Institute is a stately, historic building perched on a cliff, overlooking the lively fishing village of Marina Grande, filled with boats, restaurants and beaches.

The Institute is located a short 15-minute walk from the center of town and 20 minutes from Sorrento Station. Students will have access to a studio space, kitchen, student lounge, library, and student computers. The grounds have a private garden with lemon, orange, and kiwi trees as well as basketball courts.
During your break you can get a coffee in one of the balconies of the school enjoying the panoramic view of the bay of Naples.

Living in Sorrento is a daily immersion in the Italian life.
You will be walking among the Roman ruins in Pompeii, Herculaneum, or on the beach.
Alternatively, you will be boating to the stunning islands of Capri, Ischia or Procida, travelling among the most breathtaking scenery.
You will have the opportunity to visit the picturesque towns of the Amalfi coast such as Positano and Amalfi, learning the secrets of the olive oil and limoncello production or simply shopping among the local artisan leather and clothes shops.

Last but not least, Italy = some of the best food in the world and you will have the opportunity to taste the real pizza in the area where it has been invented, as well as many other Italian and local specialties.


EazyCity’s experienced team will assist you before, during and after your experience abroad. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel from your home country, you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience.

Julia Lynes
Director, EZC Study Abroad
Nicoletta Marchionne
International Programs Co-Ordinator, EazyCity

On- site staff is available to you at all times and will run the amazing Local Cultures Program, lead excursions, assist with housing and provide full support during the enrollment process. A 24/7 emergency phone will be provided to any EZC student.


DatesBeg. Sept – Mid Dec 2019
Application Due DateJune 1, 2019
Final Forms & Payments DueJune 11, 2019
Admissions StatusCurrently Accepting Applications

*prices and dates are subject to change (Host Families accommodation and single rooms are available with additional fee)


SUMMER 1: End of May – End of June

SUMMER 2: End of June – Beg. of Aug

Application Due Date April 1st 2019
Final Forms & Payments Due April 11st 2019
Admissions Status Currently Accepting Applications
Price $14,180*
*prices and dates are subject to change (Host Families accommodation and single rooms are available with additional fee)

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.

GNIB Card (Immigration) – $343

Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.

Clothes, Laundry etc – $200 approx. 

Food – $650 approx.

Personal Travel within Italy – $300 approx.