Summer on the Italian Coast

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Savor summer in the seaside city of Sorrento

Study Italian, marine biology, volcanology, international tourism, and sustainability by day, and retreat to the romantic piazzas overlooking the sea by night. The Sant’Anna Institute encourages students to become members of the community during their time abroad. Local shop owners will come to know you as a local, with your discount card that's valid at a number of stores and restaurants in Sorrento. Participate in a variety of civic engagement and service learning opportunities to get involved in the local community.

What to Expect

Average Courseload:
1-4 Courses (3-12 U.S. Credits)
GPA Requirement:
Visa Requirement:
NONE Required!


Numerous beaches and coves at your fingertips
Easy access to both the northern cities of Florence and Rome
Miles of hiking and trekking trails along the Amalfi Coast
Option to combine Session 1 & 2 for 12 total credits
Classrooms overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande

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  • Summer on the Italian Coast
    I took a Marine Biology class and I genuinely feel that is where some of my most memorable moments come from, snorkeling in clear blue water and studying different species in the water is not an experience I get to have here in New York City.
    Dymaris Pena

Dates & Prices

Additional Information:

Program Deposit

There is a non-refundable program deposit of $500. This deposit will be deducted from the total cost of the program. Paying the deposit secures your spot on the program.


All list prices are for shared (double occupancy) bedrooms. A supplemental fee applies to a single occupancy bedroom in any of the housing options (when available).

The Student Residence + Meal Plan option includes 17 breakfasts and 17 dinners for each 5 week session.

Price Range

Session 1 or 2 + 3 credits + Apartment or Dorm: $6,590
Session 1 or 2 + 3 credits + (Student Residence + Meal Plan): $7,090
Session 1 or 2 + 6 credits + Apartment or Dorm: $7,890
Session 1 or 2 + 6 credits + (Student Residence + Meal Plan): $8,390

Session 1 & 2 + 6 credits + Apartment or Dorm: $11,890
Session 1 & 2 + 6 credits + (Student Residence + Meal Plan): $12,890
Session 1 & 2 + 9 credits + Apartment or Dorm: $13,190
Session 1 & 2 + 9 credits + (Student Residence + Meal Plan): $14,190
Session 1 & 2 + 12 credits + Apartment or Dorm: $14,390
Session 1 & 2 + 12 credits + (Student Residence + Meal Plan): $15,390


As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.


Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

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