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  • Locations: Sorrento, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Emily Ostenson
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Art History, Communication, Creative Writing, Culture, Earth Systems, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Film Studies, Food & Culture, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, International Business, International Relations, Internship, Italian Studies, Management, Marine Studies, Marketing, Photography, Sociology
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Italian
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment, Family Home Stay
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:
There’s something a little mystical about Sorrento, Italy, a beautiful town hugging the cliffs that overlook a fishing port and Mt Vesuvius. Located just 20 miles south of Naples, Sorrento is known as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. You’ll wake up every morning in this paradise by the sea, and you’ll study at the immensely popular Sant’Anna Institute. The Institute’s experiential learning model means classes will be fun and engaging. Dabble in learning Italian so you can chat with fellow travelers as you catch the train to Rome or the ferry to the Islands of Capri and Ischia.

Start getting excited about:
  • Southern Italian culture, unique to the country
  • Small class sizes give you one-on-one attention
  • Trips to Pompeii, Capri and Mt. Vesuvius
  • Markets selling art famous to the region, including ceramics, lacework and intarsio
  • Italian language classes in a supportive, friendly community
Location:
The gateway to the Amalfi Coast, the town of Sorrento is easily described as a paradise by the sea. From Sorrento, you can catch the train to Rome, take a ferry to the islands of Capri and Ischia, or reach Naples 20 miles away.

This famous, quaint city in Campania is a popular tourist destination, but don't let that fool you. The small city and friendly people make it easy to quickly become a member of the community. Beyond the tourists, make time to wander the citrus-lined streets, saunter through the Villa Communale Park, or just enjoy the sweeping views of the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius in the distance.

Hiking trails abound for the mountain adventurer looking to conquer the Amalfi coastline. A beautiful bay with incredible beaches and sheltered coves lures any water lover. Sorrento is the producer of Limoncello, delicious food, and stunning sunsets. After we help you acclimate to the Mediterranean lifestyle, you'll have the confidence to roam the city like a true local.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 08/26/2018 12/15/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 01/20/2019 05/11/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.