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Santa'Anna Institute | Department of Study Abroad

Sant'Anna Institute

Reviews and Testimonials

Find student-written blog posts about Sant'Anna and Sorrento below:

Why Study Abroad: A Personal Reflection from a Student Summer 2016

The Search for Beauty: First Impressions of Sorrento Summer 2016

The Sorrento Experience Spring 2016

Italian in Southern Italy Spring 2016

“I never expected to be surrounded by such amazing people, being in a beautiful place I could have only dreamed of going to! It’s these blessings and unforgettable moments in life that make it all worth it!”

—Sofia Romaña, Spring 2016

“I gained a lot of buisness skills but at the same time I gained a lot of personal things through my [internship] coworkers and supervisors. I feel like I grew up more just as a human.”

—Alyssa Jooyeon Cho, Spring 2016

"This trip has changed me in ways I never thought possible... the breathtaking landscapes and monuments I saw while traveling cannot replicate the remarkably unique and unimaginably loving people I shared the times of my life with." 

—George Dibo, Fall 2015

“After calling it my home for 5 weeks, I am ready to see my family, but I will never forget the memories I've made, the people I've met, the opportunities I've taken, and the most beautiful place I've ever seen.”

—Julie Roberts, Summer 2015

“I just love the staff here. It is so friendly and close knit and since it’s such a small program you get to know everyone. Also, I love how open the people are in Sorrento to talking to you and helping you. I never feel alone here, there’s always something for me to do or someone for me to meet.”

— Mikaila Minott, Spring 2015

“This experience has been the most eye-opening one yet. I remind myself of something that I was told before I left, 'when you're on your plane ride home you'll be thinking: this experience changed my life.' I know this to be true as I wake up every morning feeling like everyday is an opportunity for personal growth. I've learned so much about myself and other people during my time here.”

—Shannon Devaney, Fall 2014

Parent Letter Review

Dear Olga and Sant'Anna:

We just wanted to give you and your staff our sincere thanks and appreciation for our son RJ’s “study abroad” experience. From the first inquiry, through preparation and having him settled in Sorrento, we were well informed and put at ease.

You did a splendid job in guiding a shy young man through the intricacies of studying, working and living in a different culture. He gained valuable work experience as well as life lessons he will never forget.  He has gained confidence and is more self-assured in handling new and unfamiliar situations.  In addition, his fluency in Italian is remarkable.

Just as important, you gave, us as parents, piece of mind that our son was being well looked after while also gaining new and exciting independence.  Your response to parental concerns was prompt, engaging and thoughtful. And while we did not get to meet you, we feel that your friendship and concern for our son was genuine and will last even though his time with you is over.

We would whole-heartedly recommend the Study Abroad Italy program and Sant Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue. Thank you again.


Sharon & Rudolph Graddy

Parents of  Rudolph  Graddy, Jr. (R.J.)

(Summer 2013,  Sorrento)

10 week program –International Business and Internship

Sant'Anna has been voted as one of the top 10 Study Abroad programs in the world!

Thanks to all of our students for this achievement!!
The rankings are based on thousands of online evaluations of 1,472 programmes made by students under the direction of their academic advisors and hosted by Abroad101.



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