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SAI: Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue
Sorrento, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms Academic Year,
Summer 1,
Summer 1&2,
Summer 2
Dates/Deadlines Click here to view
Restrictions: BU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
GPA req.: 2.75 Class: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

SAI Sorrento

Type of Program Affiliate
Program Length Semester & Summer
Language of Instruction English, Italian
Majors Various
Costs Baylor tuition + housing to the host university
Housing Shared Student Apartment or Homestay Housing
Health Insurance Required Included in program costs
Special Requirements Minimum 2.75 GPA
Program Director Mr. John Wilson:
Room 102, Texas Collection , Carroll Library
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 PM



Sorrento is located on the north end of the Amalfi Coast, on the Mediterranean Sea.  The natural beauty of the Sorrentine landscape with its mild climate, lively piazzas, vibrant cultural scene, lemon groves, and the allure of the nearby sights such as Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast all conspire to make Sorrento a wonderful location for study abroad students.

Sorrento offers learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, with its churches and cathedrals that exemplify a wide range of Italian architectural styles.  SAI makes use of its easy access to Rome and Naples for excursions and guided field studies.  All points in Italy are readily accessible to students via discount flights from Naples or Italy's extensive train network.

Students will find Sorrento a welcoming Italian community, with friendly local citizens eager to engage.  There are many cultural activities in Sorrento, since it is a popular sea town that draws crowds from around the world.  At the same time, it is an intimate community; your housing will be just a short walk from the school.  The town is quaint and gorgeous, nestled on the bluff above a sparkling sea, with an active social life for students.  In the summer, there is a lively beach life in Sorrento, found only steps from the school. 

Courses or Areas of Study:

Anthropology, Architecture, Archaeology, Art History, Business, Creative Writing, History (Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Ancient Sicilian, Italian, Western Civilization), Internship, Italian Cinema, Italian Language, Photography, and Sciences (Marine Biology, Geology, Volcanology) 

For complete course listings and scheduling, please go HERE


Students may choose between two housing options:

  • Shared Student Apartment
  • Homestay Housing

Shared Student Apartments

Students live within easy walking distance of both the school and each other.  Housing is offered in comfortable, shared in apartments, in single or shared bedrooms.  All apartments are furnished and include a living room, a kitchen with basic supples, bed linens, and a washing machine.

Homestay Housing

Students choosing the homestay option will be placed with a local family, within walking distance to the school.  The homestay option if offered with a choice of two meal plans: half board included breakfast 7 days a week, while the full board option offers breakfast and dinner 7 days a week.

More info regarding housing can be found here.

Application Procedure:

Students are responsible for applying directly to Study Abroad Italy as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.

For more information about applying to this university, go HERE



All tuition will be paid to Baylor.  All students can expect to be billed as a full-time student, the same as if they would be billed if they were to be on Baylor's campus.   


Students are responsible for the $90 Study Abroad Italy application fee, and the $500 Confirmation Deposit.  $300 of the Confirmation Deposit is applied towards a Security Deposit and the remaining $200 is applied towards the cost of housing. 


Housing costs are paid directly to Study Abroad Italy.  In the Fall and Spring, students can anticipte paying $3,400 (after a $300 Baylor discount and the $200 from the Confirmation Deposit) for housing.  Single rooms cost an additional $1,300 and are provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional Costs

Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, including airfare, meals, and all additional personal expenses.

For more information regarding costs students pay directly to Study Abroad Italy, please contact Study Abroad Italy directly: HERE

Legal Documents:

A passport and student visa are required. You will receive more information about obtaining a student visa once accepted to SASL. You will need to contact your closest Italian consulate to obtain a student visa (the closest one to Waco being the Italian consulate in Houston).

Or, SAI can process your student visa for you for an additional fee.  More information can be found HERE

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/01/2015 01/25/2016 05/13/2016
Summer 1 2016 12/02/2015 12/16/2015 TBA TBA
Summer 1&2 2016 01/15/2016 01/15/2016 TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/15/2016 03/15/2016 TBA TBA
Summer 2 2016 03/31/2016 03/31/2016 TBA TBA