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UNCW in Italy is located in Sorrento, a city nestled between the mountains and Mediterranean coast. This program offers students internship opportunities as well as a variety of courses in many majors, including options that fulfill University Studies requirements. Sorrento is a train or bus ride away from Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Rome, or anywhere else in historic and beautiful Italy!

Information on COVID-19 updates from Sant'Anna Institute: https://www.santannainstitute.com/health-and-safety/

  • Location: Sorrento, Italy
  • Program Dates: 
    • Fall: Late August - Mid-December
    • Spring: Mid-January - Mid- May
    • Summer: Late May - Late June OR Early July - Early August 
  • Application Deadlines:
    • Fall: April 1
    • Spring: November 1
    • Summer: March 15

Optional learning track at Sant'Anna Institute: Honors Semester Research Program 

This program is specifically designed for talented and ambitious U.S. undergraduate Honors students who wish to:

  • Deepen their research skills within an international context working alongside and under the supervision of a dedicated Sant’Anna faculty expert in the preferred subject area;
  • Focus on urgent and global issues of contemporary interest for Honors students such as Sustainability, Gender Studies, Criminology, and Human Rights;
  • Develop on-site projects that require the submission of a final research paper, potentially leading to publication;
  • Enrich their international eduation experience with an optional service learning project.


If you have any questions about UNWC in Italy, please contact the Office of International Programs, studyabroad@uncw.edu or 910-962-3685. To set up an appointment with Natalie Palmer, the advisor for Italy, click here