Sorrento Scholars Sorrento, Italy

Jacksonville University is proud to offer the Sorrento Scholars program in Sorrento, Italy. This semester long program provides sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to study and intern abroad in Southern Italy, on the waterfront campus overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, at JU’s Italian partner, the Sant’Anna Institute.
The Sorrento Scholars program includes a competitive scholarship award to qualified currently enrolled residential JU undergraduate students. The scholarship allows the Sorrento Scholars to apply JU institutional aid and scholarship awards towards the cost of tuition and housing in Sorrento, Italy. In addition, highly qualified Sorrento Scholars may be awarded an additional scholarship up to $3,000. 

Learn More

Interested in learning more about becoming a Sorrento Scholar and living and learning on the Amalfi Coast? Join us for a live Virtual Information Session! You'll have the opportunity to meet the Faculty Leader, Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette, and ask any questions before setting sail for a semester on the Mediterranean Sea.


How to Apply

You must first receive acceptance into the Sorrento Scholars program. Upon acceptance, you will receive further information from the JU Study Abroad & Away Office. 

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Sorrento Scholars will complete in-person coursework at the Sant'Anna Institute and may also take online JU coursework to create a full-time schedule of 12-18 credits. Juniors and seniors may qualify for 3-6 credits of international internships. Participation in Sorrento Scholars will fulfill the EL requirement for graduation. 
     *All courses are taught in English.

All Sorrento Scholars will participate in COMM 452/IS 305 Communication, Culture, and the Amalfi Coast, and one Italian Language course.

Students can select additional course work to complete their full-time schedule: 

Italian Language all levels · Contemporary Italian Literature · Medieval Italian Literature · Modern Italian Literature · Archaeology field study · History of the Italian Cinema · Drawing on Location · Human Rights · European Literature and Gender · History of the Italian Food & Culture · History of the Mafia · Intro to Philosophy · Religions of the classical Antiquity · Intro to Volcanology · Sustainability · Intro to Marine Biology with Lab · Cross Cultural Psychology · Nutrition for Physical Activity · Competing in the Global Environment · Entrepreneurship and the New Economy · Food Marketing · Global Business: Italy & Tourism 

Important Dates 

Program Dates

  • Fall:  

Application & $300 non-refundable deposit deadline:  

  • Fall Semester: 

Price & Inclusions

Italy Program Fee (paid by all students): $500

  •  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

Internship Fee: $500 (fee for students taking internships to acquire permit from Italian gov't to intern)

Contact Us 

Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette

Executive Director, Global Teaching and Learning
Professor, Communication

Dr. Kristie Gover 

Senior Vice President, Dean of Students

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