You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.
Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad by giving you personal access to our Student Success program, which will help you maximize your experience in your host country. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.
Once you arrive in Sorrento you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.
ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, mobile phones, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."
- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Your semester at the Sant’Anna Institute pairs learning both in and out of your classroom with volunteer options, internships and extracurricular activities. Sant’Anna Institute overlooks the waterfront of Sorrento and is close to the city center. Sorrento is an ideal location for students who seek to immerse themselves in the culture of southern Italy and who want to venture out to explore new places. Nearby Naples provides easy access to further travel around and beyond Italy.
You will study Italian language and electives. Italian language classes are offered at all levels. Subject areas of electives include: Italian language, medieval and contemporary Italian Literature, Archaeology, Creative Writing, History of Italian Cinema, Art History, Architecture, Business and Administration, Marketing, Anthropology, History and Politics. A full list of classes for this program can be found on the ASA website through the link at the top of this page.
"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.