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Get ahead in your engineering degree in the seaside city of Sorrento

Take an equivalent of Physics II + lab and 1-2 non-engineering courses by day, and retreat to the romantic piazzas or festive restaurants overlooking the sea by night. This program, vetted by the University of Michigan International Engineering Programs, offers you a chance to enjoy the summer abroad while getting ahead in a core class necessary to your engineering degree. Other courses on offer include Italian, international tourism, marketing, archaeology, and sustainability. The Sant’Anna Institute encourages students to become members of this special community on the Mediterranean during their time abroad. Local shop owners will come to know you, with your discount card that’s valid at a number of stores and restaurants in Sorrento. Visit Pompeii, nearby Naples, and Capri to expand your knowledge of the southern Italian coast.

What to Expect

Average Courseload:
2-3 Courses (8-11 U.S. Credits)
GPA Requirement:
Visa Requirement:
NONE Required!


Study with engineering faculty from around the world
Gain the courses you need while expanding your connections and living with other CIS Abroad students
Numerous beaches and coves at your fingertips
Miles of hiking and trekking trails along the Amalfi Coast
Classrooms overlooking the fishing village of Marina Grande

Learn More About This and Other Programs

  • Summer on the Italian Coast - Engineering
    My Summer on the Italian Coast with CIS Abroad broadened my horizons more than I could have ever imagined. From trying new foods at local restaurants to readily opening up to new friends to conquering daunting hikes and everything in between, this program truly was an unforgettable experience.
    Paige Thompson University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa Summer on the Italian Coast

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 34 breakfasts and 34 dinners for the 10 week duration.

Price Range

Apartment or Dorm: $14,390
Student Residence + Meal Plan: $15,390

Please note: 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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