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    Italy: Sant'Anna Institute

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    Italy: Sant'Anna Institute


Sant'Anna serves as your gateway to the Mediterranean. Sant'Anna is a stately, historic building perched on a cliff, overlooking the lively fishing village of Marina Grande, filled with boats, restaurants, and beaches. Sant'Anna offers students an opportunity to experience the exceptional culture, customs, and climate of southern Italy.

Students can choose from a number of academic or internship opportunities during the Fall, or Spring semesters. The Sant'Anna institute also offers a short-term summer program over the course of two weeks where students will undertake three credit hours in history, marine biology, or Italian studies. Tuition and housing are all included in this extremely affordable short-term program. In addition, Sant'Anna offers specific programming for Freshman, please see the study abroad office for more information. 



Located in Sorrento, an impressive historic structure overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande, the Institute is a short walk to the city center, close to Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and famous Mr. Vesuvius. Sorrento is a safe, picturesque small-town known for its southern Italian hospitality and its mild, sun-drenched Mediterranean climate. 

Sant’Anna Institute is located overlooking the Marina Grande of Sorrento, perched on the cliffside, with stunning views from the sea-facing windows, and it’s a short walk to the harbor and the harbor-side restaurants. The Institute is located a short 15 minute walk from the center of town and 20 minutes from the Sorrento Station. 

Sant’Anna occupies a stately building that houses a studio space, kitchen, student lounge, library, and student computers. In the garden, students can find lemon, orange, and kiwi trees as well as basketball courts. The Residence Hall was established in 2017 and is on the third and fourth floors of the Institute, overlooking the picturesque Marina Grande. For visuals, please click here.



Semester students have the option of taking any of the following courses and/or internship placements (interested summer students, please see the link at the bottom of the page):


  • Archaeology: Cities of Fire (ANTH 5223)
  • Creative Writing: Travel and Experience (LITR 3133)
  • History of Italian Cinema (FILM 3113)
  • Survey of Art History: Ancient Greek to Italian Baroque (FNAT 1133)
  • Drawing on Location, the Art of the Travel Sketchbook (FNAT 2453)
  • Introduction to digital photography (FNAT 2553)
  • Culture of Italy in Context (HUMN 2114)

 Business and Administration Studies:

  • Business in the European Union (BUAD 6213)
  • Territory and Entrepreneurship: Tradition, Sustainability and Competition (ECON 5133)
  • International tourism: Italian food and geography (BUAD 3114)

 Social Sciences:

  • History of Contemporary Italy (HIST 1223)
  • History of the Mafia: Origins and International Scope (HIST 1123)
  • Western Civilization Since 1648 (HIST 1113)
  • Anthropology of Europe (ANTH 1113)
  • Mediterranean Culture and History (HIST 1333)
  • International Relations (PLSC 1053)

 Sciences and Natural Sciences:

  • Introduction to Geology (GEOL 1133)
  • Introduction to Marine Biology (BIOL 1133)
  • Introduction to Volcanology (GEOL 1233)

Environmental Studies:

  • Environmental Law (ENVR 4413)

Italian Studies:

  • Elementary Italian Language (ITAL 1303)
  • Pre-Intermediate Italian Language (ITAL 2303)
  • Intermediate Italian Language (ITAL 3303)
  • Upper Intermediate Italian Language (ITAL 4303)
  • Advanced Italian Language (ITAL 5303)
  • Post-Advanced Italian Language (ITAL 6303)
  • Medieval Italian Literature I (ITAL 5333)
  • Medieval Italian Literature II (ITAL 5443)
  • Modern Italian Literature (ITAL 5223)
  • Contemporary Italian Literature (ITAL 5113) 

Possible Internship Placements:

Summer School Information


Housing & Meals



  • Apartments and Residence Halls are all equipped with a kitchen for students to cook their own meals. Students who choose to stay with a host family will be provided breakfast daily and students can choose the option to have dinner with the host family.

Summer School

Program Costs

Italy: Sant'Anna Institute

Estimated Program Cost:


* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:


Room & Board:




Personal Expenses:






Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines


App Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Program Dates: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.