Study Abroad

Study Abroad Program
The Italian Institute is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to enroll in some of the very finest schools available in Italy. Choose from one of our three sister-school locations in Florence, Amalfi Coast or Assisi.

Focusing on language immersion, our study abroad programs offer course work for every level; beginner through advanced. Live with a host family near the school of choice, reserve hotel accommodations, or let us arrange for a private apartment rental for your stay.

Whatever your learning goal, this program provides an exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad in Italy.

For details contact the Italian Institute at: or call 303.733.4335

Sample Program Details - Sorrento, Italy
This itinerary shows an overview of possibilities available to students choosing a school in Sorrento, Italy. The price given is for students choosing to stay with a host family and is an estimate only and subject to change. Of course, accommodations and extra-curricular activities can be changed and adjusted to student interest and their choices for overnight accommodations.

NEAREST AIRPORT: Naples, Capodichino



  • Italian language courses (Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.)
  • Arrival and departure transfer with private bus from Naples Airport to Sorrento
  • Student Accommodations:
    • Host Family
    • Double rooms
    • shared bathroom
    • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Field trips to Pompeii with specialized guides
  • Visit to an ice cream (gelato) laboratory (demonstration and tasting)
  • Orientation our of Sorrento and visit to a local Limoncello factory
  • Visit to the local market of Sorrento
  • Visit to the local museum of Tarsia
  • Cooking lesson on Mediterranean cuisine, plus dinner
  • Visit to a mozzarella cheese factory

Welcome to Sorrento, the Magic Land!
A unique resort town, Sorrento lines the cliffs that look over the water to Naples and Mount Vesuvius. According to Greek Legend, the Sirens, mythical provocateurs of pure voice and dodgy intent, lurked in these parts. Presumed to be of Greek origin and much loved by the Romans as a summer retreat, Sorrento was rediscovered by 18th-century Grand Tourists. The town has its own song Torna a Surriento (Come back to Sorrento) in which a young lover is begged to return to the land of love. Nearly a century after the song was written, Sorrento’s orange and lemon groves, and its seductive dark blue sea still work their magic.


Arrival in Naples (airport)
Transfer Naples Airport/Sorrento by private bus
Arrive at Host Family Accommodation
Free afternoon

8:30am: Upon arrival at the school, an oral test will be given to verify the exact level of student
9:00 -10:40am: Italian course: Grammar
10:40am to 11:00am: Break
11:00am to 12:40pm Italian course: Conversation
1:00 - 3:00pm: Break/Free time
3:00 -4:00pm – Begin orientation tour of Sorrento/visit to a Limoncello factory - discover the rich history of Sorrento
4:00 - 5:00pm – Guided visit to the Local Museum of Tarsia

9:00 -10:40am: Italian course: Grammar
10:40am - 11:00am: Break
11:00am to 12:40pm - Italian course: Visit to Local Market of Sorrento
Each Tuesday a street market is held in Sorrento, where you can buy all types of goods from clothing to jewelry. Students will be accompanied by the Italian teachers. During this visit, students have the opportunity to practice the Italian language with vendors and experience the local Italian culture.

1:00 – 6:00pm: Guided Excursion to Pompeii ruins
1:00pm - Departure from school to train station
1:30pm - Train from Sorrento to Pompeii
2:00pm - Arrival in Pompeii and meeting with specialized guide
2:00 -4:00pm - Visit the ruins of Pompeii
4:00 -5:00pm - Free time to visit the ruins
5:00 - 6:00pm - Train from Pompeii to Sorrento and return to school

9:00-10:40am: Italian course: Grammar
10:40 to 11:00am - Break
11:00am to 12:40pm - Italian course: Conversation
4:00 -8:00pm - Cooking Class/Dinner: Lesson on Mediterranean food; students will learn how to make fresh Italian pasta, an appetizer and dessert. After the lesson all students and the chef will have dinner to taste what they cooked!

Thursday 9:00 -10:40am: Italian course: Grammar
10:40 - 11:00am: Break
11:00 - 12:40pm: Italian course: Conversation
1:00 - 3:00pm: Visit to a local Mozzarella Cheese factory for a demonstration and tasting.

9.00-10.40am: Italian course: Grammar
10:40 to 11:00am - Break
11:00am to 12:40pm: Italian course: Conversation
Afternoon: free time for last minute shopping
5:30 -6:30pm: Visit to an ice-cream laboratory: Ice-cream making course and tasting

Departure from Sorrento
Private transfer from Sorrento to Naples Airport

850 euro per student - with family accommodation in Double room at half board

On request, hotel accommodation can be provided.
Prices for double rooms in a B&B/Hotel will be determined according to the exact time of year and the category of hotel.

The Program includes:

  • Arrival and departure, group transfer (Naples to Sorrento) by private bus for the group arriving all together
  • Family accommodation, double room, half board (breakfast + dinner) for students for 1 week
  • Italian language course at Sorrento Lingue (as mentioned above)
  • Orientation tour of Sorrento and visit to a Limoncello factory
  • Visit to the local market of Sorrento
  • Excursion to Pompeii with specialized guide (train tickets, entrance tickets and 2 hrs. guided tour included)
  • Visit to a Mozzarella cheese factory: demonstration and tasting
  • Cooking lesson and dinner: approx. 4 hrs.
  • Visit to an ice-cream laboratory for demonstration and tasting
  • Visit to the local museum of Tarsia with guide (entrance tickets and guide included).
  • Didactic Material for the Italian course
  • Final certificate
  • Internet connection at school/Wi-Fi included
  • Assistance of school staff
  • Emergency contact numbers available 24 hrs. per day
  • Use of the school language lab