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Sorrento, Italy

Sant’Anna Institute Education, language, culture and art in Sorrento

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“The most remarkable and memorable experience of my life...”

Here’s how to apply. Contact Tricia L. Herritt Coordinator of International Student Services, International Office Ph: (607) 587-4059 Fax: (607) 587-4508 E-mail:


your cultural horizons.

Enjoy full immersion in Italian life; live and study in Sorrento, with courses transferable to your home institution. All of our courses are offered through the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Technology at Alfred, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Non Alfred State students can apply to transfer course credits to their home institution by requesting a SUNY Alfred transcript. 1


The beautiful scenery of the Gulf of Naples and the safe and welcoming city of Sorrento provide the setting for an unforgettable educational experience.

“...I still can’t believe I am studying architecture in such a beautiful place.” 2

abroad The benefits of studying abroad are endless: Living in a foreign country improves language and cross-cultural communication skills which broadens perspective and creates an appreciation for difference. This triggers personal development and the enrichment of life experiences through new traditions and customs. Study abroad: • enhances interest in academic study and influences subsequent educational and professional experiences, • reinforces commitment to a foreign language study, • helps to better understand students own cultural values and biases, • positively influences future cross-cultural interactions and encourages a diverse social network, • serves as a catalyst for increased maturity, • increases self-confidence, • has a lasting impact on personal world view. 3


The school is wonderfully integrated the locals are very respectful of the with practicing the language.

Why Sant’Anna InstituteSorrento Lingue?

With over 11 years of experience coordinating study abroad programs, SASL has a reputation for excellence in language instruction, and also offers a wide range of university courses taught by highly qualified, English speaking adjunct faculty. The institute is housed in a stately structure on the cliffs of Sorrento, overlooking the quaint fishing port of Marina Grande. A friendly, nurturing staff; spacious classrooms with views of the sea; lush gardens; and a continuous cross-cultural exchange make Sorrento Lingue an unforgettable learning environment. Students of SASL enjoy: • free Internet access, • language lab, • administrative assistance with visas and permits of stay in Italy, • SASL discount card for special discounts in shops, bars, and restaurants, • 24-hour emergency assistance, • orientation tour of Sorrento, • culture shock and re-entry materials, • healthcare referrals. We can also organize: • accommodation in homestays or apartments, • airport transfers, • excursion guides to Capri, Naples, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Pompei, Herculaneum, Rome, and more, • tandem exchange, • cell phone rental. 4

into the local community... students, and encouraging

“One of the greatest aspects of studying abroad is learning about a different culture. We are constantly interacting with the local population and exploring Sorrento and the surrounding areas.� 5

Internshi Earn academic credit with

Available during the Fall, Spring, or Summer academic terms. Six credits earned for 263 hours or 12 credits earned for 525 hours. Academic credit for internships is transferable through SUNY Alfred, accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Paired with 1-3 other academic courses including Italian language (all levels available).

Sample Semester: Course Name




Business in the European Union


International Business


Three Credit Elective (choose up to two) 3 • Italian I or Italian II • Archaeology - Cities of Fire • Western Civilization since 1500: A Comparative Perspective • In the Heart of the Art: From Greek Art to Italian Baroque Total 6



an internship in Sorrento, Italy.

Internship Placement Sant’Anna Institute (formerly Sorrento Lingue) will assist study abroad students with placement in Sorrento, Italy. Internship opportunities are possible in many areas including but not limited to: • Management, Marketing, Production (Education Institute, Limoncello/ Buffalo Mozzarella Manufacturing, Personal Fitness Organizations) • Tourism (Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, Hotels) • Culinary (Restaurants and Bakeries) • Architecture (Private Firms) Alfred State program coordinators will work with Sant’Anna and interested students to find the appropriate placement. 7

“When we arrived we were simply strangers in a new culture. Now, four months later, we feel a part of the culture, part of the everyday life of Sorrento.”

Estimate of Costs Studying abroad in Sorrento, Italy, is a once-in-a-life time experience with the potential to benefit participants in myriad ways. For example, employers are increasingly interested in students who have international experience. Although the benefits can be numerous, Alfred State officials realize finances are an important consideration in all aspects of the education experience. So to provide as much information as possible, cost information for students enrolled at Alfred State is outlined at semester-in-italy. Sant’Anna Institute Fees: $9,500* Includes all courses taught by SASL, materials for courses taught by SASL, housing, orientation to community and institute, course related excursions, arrival transfer from Naples airport, free wireless Internet at SASL, 24hour SASL assistance, and a 24/7 emergency contact. Expected additional costs: airfare, passport, meals, personal items, personal travel, etc. *Costs based on 2011-12 and are subject to change.


Areas of Study Art & Humanities ntv ntv ntv n

Archaeology: the Cities of Fire Creative Writing: Travel and Experience History of Italian Cinema Survey of Art History: From Ancient Greek Art to Italian Baroque

Architecture Studio Sorrento (ASC) Urban Sketching (ASC)

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Business & Administration Studies n ntv n n n v

International Business (ASC) Business in the European Union (ASC) Strategic and Creative Problem Solving (ASC) Strategic Marketing (ASC) Territory and Entrepreneurship: Tradition, Sustainability, Competitiveness

Italian Studies n t v Italian 101: Elementary n t v Italian 102: Pre-Intermediate n t v Italian 103: Intermediate n t v Italian 104: Upper Intermediate n t v Italian 105: Advanced n t v Italian 106: Post-Advanced

Natural Sciences n t v Geology n t v Marine Biology n t v Volcanology

Social Sciences

n t v Contemporary Italy: Politics, Economy,

and Business Trading

n t v History of the Mafia: Origins of the Mafia

and its International Reach

n t v Western Civilization Since 1648

n Available during the spring program.

Available during the summer program. v Available during the fall program. (ASC) Taught by Alfred State faculty. t

All courses receive credit through SUNY Alfred, accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Each course is 3 credits, 45 contact hours, with the exception of the Studio Sorrento architecture course being 6 credits. Online courses are also available through SUNY Alfred.



SUNY College of Technology

Alfred State SUNY College of Technology in partnership with

Sant’Anna Institute

10 Upper College Drive Alfred, New York 14802

Administration & Enrollment

1-800-4-ALFRED Tricia L. Herritt Coordinator of International Student Services International Office

Sorrento Lingue

(607) 587-4059

Accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education

International Language Institute

Study Abroad in Italy