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Sant'Anna Institute Scholarship

Sant’Anna Institute is pleased to offer one (1) scholarship for two weeks of Italian language study during August 2020.

Sant’Anna Institute is recognized for excellence in the field of Italian Studies for adult students coming from all the countries of the world, and study abroad programs in partnership with American universities.

Accreditation is the means of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. The accrediting process is intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education by making it worthy of public confidence. Accredited institutions are expected to demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards.

It is for this reason that we are pleased that Sant'Anna Institute - Sorrento Lingue operates under the authorization of the Italian Ministry of Public Education and is a member of Edu Italia.

  • Jacksonville University – All of Sant’Anna’s academic courses are offered through JU which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Non Alfred State College students can apply to transfer course credits to their home institution by requesting a JU transcript.
  • The EDUITALIA Association brings together universities and schools based in Italy. It welcomes foreign students and researchers, and collaborates actively with the institutions. Its objective is to promote Italian school and university courses and to boost the number of foreign students taking part in them.
  • University for foreigners of Perugia as Authorized Exam Centre for CELI exam - Certificato di Lingua Italiana. The CELI exam conforms with the European standards set by ALTE - Association of Language Testers in Europe - and by the Council of Europe.
  • University for Foreigners of Siena as an Authorized Exam Center for DITALS (The Certificate for Teachers of Italian as a foreign language).
  • Sweden’s CSN (Swedish National Agency for Higher education) to apply for Swedish students loans for study purposes.
  • GRUNDTVIG - Professional Development Course for Teachers of Italian as a Foreign Language
  • ASILS, The Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language, with member schools well-represented in the various regions of Italy, is designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.
  • NIAF, National American Foundation A non-profit, non-partisan educational foundation that promotes Italian American culture and heritage.
  • AAIS - The American Association for Italian Studies
  • CAIS - The Canadian Society for Italian Studies
  • Forum on Education Abroad
  • AAUSC: American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators.

The scholarship includes:

  • Tuition and learning material

The scholarship winner is responsible for all travel to and accommodations in Sorrento, Italy and any personal expenses and optional activities.

To be eligible a applicant must be:

  • A current  teacher of Italian at the high school, or college or university level, preferably an experienced teacher
  • Current ACTFL member (membership must be paid through March 2020 to be eligible)
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of interest and motivation for the course of study offered
  • Able to show institutional support
  • Willing to share the experience gained with colleagues and others
  • A non-native speaker of Italian and not at the advanced, superior, or distinguished levels of proficiency

ACTFL has the right to provide your name and contact information to the scholarship provider.

Additional information about the Sant’Anna Institute:

Please note: you must be logged in and an ACTFL member to access the application form, please contact if you cannot remember your login information.

Two letters of support must be submitted on your behalf. Please share the link below with a colleague or supervisor to complete by the application deadline.


Application Form     Recommendation Form


The deadline to apply for this award is February 28, 2020. Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of March 2020.

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The programs described on this page are provided solely for the information of ACTFL members. These are not ACTFL programs, and they have not been subjected to any review or vetting by ACTFL. Their presence here does not constitute an endorsement by ACTFL. One can apply for multiple scholarships. Incomplete applications will not be considered.