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Summer Study in Sorrento, Italy

St. Bonaventure University’s summer educational experience at Sant’Anna Institute is designed to professionally immerse students of any major into the Italian culture, and educate them on best practices in communication and business, on a global level. And it all happens in one of the most beautiful places, in the world, Sorrento, Italy.

Summer of 2024 program dates
June 30 - Aug. 3, 2024
Piazza-Tasso, the central square in Sorrento

The education & experience of a lifetime

Sorrento is home to proud culture, ancient history and a close-knit Italian community — perfect for your five-week academic and cultural immersion along the Amalfi Coast.

This mobile-learning program is a St. Bonaventure-stamped exploration of self, culture and profession in one of the most historically rich locations in the world. It’s time for your global awakening.

It’s time to push your professional boundaries and know what it’s like to live and work in Europe. You aren’t average. Why should your study abroad experience be? Get a taste of the life you can create for yourself. Go abroad. Go Sorrento.  

Two female students walking about PompeiiIn early 2017, St. Bonaventure University faculty member Anna Bulszewicz partnered with academic coordinators at Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy, to create the Sorrento, Italy, Study Abroad Program for students at St. Bonaventure University.

Participating students have the ability to customize their experience abroad. Students can register for two courses and earn a total of six transferable college credits or apply for a customized internship experience. Note: Students who wish to earn college credits are required to take Bulszewicz’s Strategic Writing and Professional Communications Abroad (SC301) course, and are also offered the course Global Business: Italy & Tourism taught by Dr. Davide de Gennaro.

The Sorrento, Italy, Study Abroad Program is a five-week international studies experience, for students of any major. The mobile-learning approach provides students with a robust body of portfolio work, endless global networking possibilities, and an opportunity to be featured in a Sorrento publication, just to name a few of the key takeaways. 

Stay relevant and marketable by studying at Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy.

Internship opportunities for juniors and seniors

Junior- and senior-level students have the opportunity to participate in a professional internship, such as the one served by senior journalism majors Marnique Olivieri-Panepento and Elizabeth Egan (right and second from right, respectively, in photo below) at Positano News in Sorrento in the summer of 2022.
Interns interviewing for web
"Following our boss blindly onto a fishing boat in Positano, pushing into a private tour of an ancient Roman Villa, crashing two weddings, and having locals shower us with free espresso and limoncello all in the name of journalism are just a few of the many incredible experiences I will never forget from this internship."
Elizabeth Egan
Learn more about this amazing internship experience

  • Cost includes courses, accommodations, tours & more 

    A shared apartment for students in Sorrento
    A shared apartment accommodating students at Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento.

    The cost of the 2024 Summer Study in Sorrento program includes accommodations, academic programming, guest lecturers, tours and more. It does not include airfare.

    The cost of the 2024 program will be finalized soon. Please return to this site often for updates on this and other aspects of the program. A complete payment schedule with deadlines and other pertinent information will be available soon.

    The Summer Study in Sorrento program is expected to include:
    • tuition costs and academic credit (6 credit-hours) transfer
    • a luxurious shared apartment and cleaning staff. Learn about shared apartments at the Sant'Anna Institute's Housing website
    • An exclusive visit from members of the U.S. Consulate to Sant’Anna Institute (formal breakfast/lunch included)
    • A virtual lecture with a BBC journalist
    • Mobile lectures and guided tours:
      • Pompeii
      • Rome/Vatican (with an optional weekend stay)
      • A generations-old, Amalfi Coast coffee roasting factory
    • One private cooking lesson and dinner, grocery shopping experience
    • Private motorcoach transport and private tour guides for all mobile lectures
    • Motorcoach transport to and from the airport in Naples