St. Bonaventure University

Summer Study in Sorrento, Italy


As the world endures the effects of a global pandemic, St. Bonaventure University’s summer 2022 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.


JULY 3 — AUG. 6, 2022

NOTE: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could result in cancellation of the 2022 Summer Study in Sorrento program. If the program is canceled, refunds will be issued.Innovative program changes are underway, anticipating a post COVID-19 European environment. Details will be posted here when they are finalized. Please check back often.


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.

Junior and senior-level students have the option to participate in a professional internship. See "Internship Opportunities" below.

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 this information, abroad, in Sorrento, Italy, at Sant’Anna Institute.

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

Cost includes courses, accommodations, tours & more 


The cost of the 2022 Summer Study in Sorrento program is $7,000 and includes accommodations, academic programming, guest lecturers, tours and more. The cost does not include airfare.

A complete payment schedule with deadlines and other pertinent information will be available soon. Please return to this site often.

The Summer Study in Sorrento program includes:
  • 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
  • a mobile lecture on the global pandemic and its economic and tourism impact with experts at the famous Food for Soul.
  • 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
Please note: We continue to monitor social distancing guidelines as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation warrants, some lectures may be canceled or replaced by something of equally relevant educational value. We ask your patience during the planning process.