St. Bonaventure University

Acceptance, Costs & Payments


Acceptance schedule

Students accepted into the 2021 Sant’Anna Study Abroad program in Sorrento will be notified by email or USPS to their home addresses by Christmas 2020. An application will not be considered complete until the $1,000 initial deposit has been recorded by the business office.

If spaces remain after Christmas 2020, the application process will remain open until all spaces are filled. However, the earlier you apply and pay the deposit, the greater the certainty of your acceptance for the program.

If you receive notification that you have been accepted into the program, you will be asked to confirm in writing that you are fully committed to participate in the program. You should also make the first payment of $1,000 immediately. Please know that this deposit is not refundable.

Cost

The cost for the 2021 Sorrento Program is $7,200. Financial aid is available.


Payment schedule


  • Non-refundable application fee: $100
    Due upon submission of your application
  • First payment: $1,000
    This payment must be made on or before December 6, 2020. This first deposit will secure your spot.
  • Confirmation payment: $2,000
    This payment must be made on or before February 7, 2021.
  • Interim payment: $2,000
    This payment must be made on or before March 20, 2021.
  • Final payment: $2,100
    Payment in full of the remaining balance of $2,100 is due on or before May 8, 2021.


Method of payment

Payments may be made easily online:
  • Go to my.sbu.edu and log in.
  • Click on the “ONE STOP” tab at the top of the page to get to "Student Records and Financial Services."
  • Find and click on the "MAKE PAYMENTS" icon, then click on the "Summer Study in Sorrento, Italy, Payments" link.
  • Fill in the information and the payment will be made from your account electronically.
Alternatively, you may pay by paper check at the university business office in the Administration Building. Make your check payable to St. Bonaventure University and note “Sorrento, Italy, trip" in the memo line.

PLEASE NOTE: Deposits and payments from students accepted into the program are not refundable.

St. Bonaventure contracts to pay Sant’Anna Institute for room and board for students accepted into the program. Payment to Sant’Anna Institute must be made by the university even if a student drops out of the program.

Deposits are held in the student’s name but will not appear on your student account until formal billing is completed in March 2021.

The total cost of this trip is $7,200. This does not include airfare. For questions about the program contact Anna Bulszewicz by email. For questions about financial aid please contact Michelle Schram by email. 


Scholarships available

An anonymous St. Bonaventure alumnus/alumna has generously donated scholarship money for Sorrento study abroad students. Two prestigious students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships by program Director Anna Bulszewicz.

Scholarships are available for students who have applied and are accepted into the program. Scholarship applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

How to apply

Submit a meaningful personal statement to Director Bulszewicz detailing your global interests and, in particular, why you want to live and learn abroad in Sorrento, Italy, during summer 2021. The statement should be double-spaced and roughly two pages. Your submission should be well-written and proofread.

Submit your statement as a Word.document as soon as possible via email to Director Bulszewicz. The deadline will be announced in spring 2021. Winners, chosen by the program director and the scholarship donor, will be announced immediately after the deadline.

Questions? Contact Director Bulszewicz