Communication, Culture, and the Amalfi Coast Sorrento, Italy

Jacksonville University’s award-winning Communication Department is proud to offer a Signature Summer Program in Sorrento, Italy. This culturally rich program is designed to spark creativity through the use of strategic social media, digital video storytelling, and multimedia content creation. 

Partnering with the Sant’Anna Institute, on the majestic cliffs of Sorrento, Italy, this program is offered exclusively during Summer 2024.

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The five- week program includes coursework with cultural excursions and guided field experiences on location in Sorrento, Italy and the Naples region of Southern Italy. Students will examine, explore, and experience the Amalfi Coast while actively learning the art and craft of strategic social media, effective storytelling, and multimedia content creation. Students will produce factual news and social media stories featuring everyday life and cultural experiences distinct to this Mediterranean region. 

This program is designed for undergraduate students seeking to enhance their strategic social media and communication skills while experiencing the Italian culture through active engagement, experiential learning, and studying abroad. Students can use this course, COMM 452 as a general elective, to satisfy the EL graduation requirement, and count the course towards the Strategic Social Media Minor or Certificate. This course can also be counted as fulfilling the IS core requirement or an upper level communications course towards the Communication Major or Minor.  

Apply today. Space is limited to 15 students.

How to Apply


Course Credits

  • COMM 452: Communication, Culture, and the Amalfi Coast (3 credits)
    IS 305: Communication, Culture, and the Amalfi Coast (3 credits) 
  • Optional second course
    • WL 101 or 102: Italian Language (3 credits)
    • HUM 399: Archaeology Field Study (3 credits)
    • HIST 350: History of the Mafia (3 credits)
    • MSC 101: Introduction to Marine Biology (3 credits) 
    • JU 390: International Internship (3 credits) 

Important  Dates

Program Dates: May 26 - June 29, 2024

Application & $350 non-refundable deposit deadline: February 1, 2024

Final Payment Deadline: March 1, 2024

Price & Inclusions

Program Fee: $6,000 - $7,500*
*Program fees vary per student depending on the number of courses taken

  • 1 Course and 3 Credits: $5,250 
  • 2 Courses and 6-7 Credits: $6,250 
  • Italy Program Fee (paid by all students): $750
  • Internship Fee: $500 (fee for students taking internships to acquire permit from Italian gov't to intern)

 Program fees include:

  • Pre-Departure & On-site Orientations
  • Airport pick up & transfer to Sorrento
  • Housing in double or triple occupancy on site dormitories
  • Program related excursions
  • 24 hour on-site support
  • International medical & accident insurance

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals 
  • Incidentals

Faculty Leader

Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette

Executive Director, Global Teaching and Learning
Professor, Communication

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