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Upcoming Opportunities:

Italian Coast: October 23-26, 2022

Join us for a group site visit to Sorrento, Italy to learn more about our January, semester, summer, intern, and custom program opportunities with our partner, Sant’Anna Institute. This is a convenient opportunity for anyone heading to The Forum’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Conference in Milan, Oct. 19-21. Are you interested in our group site visit, but can’t quite make the dates work? That’s okay! Complete this form and we’ll see what we can do for you during different dates!

Tentative Sorrento Site Visit Itinerary

Sunday October 23rd

  • Arrival at Naples airport/train station. Private transfer to Sorrento and check in into hotel.
  • 7:30 pm: Welcome Dinner

Monday October 24th

  • 8:30-9:30 am: Walking tour of Sorrento
  • 9:30 am: Visit and tour of Sant’anna Institute, to include meetings with:
    • President Cristiana Panicco
    • Vice President for Academic Affairs Marco Marino
    • Director of Study Abroad Serena Vacca
    • Internship Coordinator Caroline Amuro
    • CIS Abroad Site Directors
  • 11:30-12:00 pm: Audit a class (depending on class schedule)
  • 12:30 pm: Depart for Pompeii (grab lunch on the way)
  • Half day tour to Pompeii with Sant’Anna Archaeology Faculty Ilaria Tartaglia

Tuesday October 25th

  • 9:00-10:00 am: Audit a class (depending on class schedule)
  • 10:00-10:30 am: Meeting with current CIS Fall 2022 students
  • Departure for trip to Island of Capri or trip to Naples
  • Final Dinner

Wednesday October 26th

  • Departure: transfer to Naples airport / train station


Please complete our site visit request form. Email Jess Jones at, , with any questions.


Other Locations: Flexible Dates

Would you like to visit a CIS Abroad location on an individual site visit? Please complete this form and we will see how we can help!


How do our Group Site Visits work?

Our group site visits are designed to give study abroad staff and faculty an in-depth look into our programs. We hope that through this group travel experience, you’ll get to know our on-site staff, experience our cultural curriculum, and know more about how you can customize our programs to your university needs. Space is limited and by application only.

Participants will:

  • Experience our Local Life cultural program first-hand
  • Meet with students (if possible) and local staff
  • Learn what goes into a successful faculty-led program
  • Visit housing, internship sites, academic partners
  • Learn how you can customize our programs to fit your university needs
  • Attend lectures on one or two academic foci at the site

Site Visit Inclusions:

  • Full guidance of a CIS Abroad staff member
  • All hotel accommodation (double rooms included; single supplement at your own cost)
  • Most meals (there may be a few lunches or a free evening meals on your own)
  • Excursions
  • In-country transportation

The finer print

There is a program fee of $500 for group site visits. Participants are responsible for air travel to and from the host country, visa expenses, and some lighter meals. A limited number of travel grants may be available to help defray these costs for advisors whose travel budgets are limited. You may also apply for a Cooperating Partner Alliance (CPA) Site Visit Grant if this is cost prohibitive to your institution. On the other hand, if your institution prefers to pay for all costs associated with the program, just let us know.

Unfortunately, we don’t allow guests to accompany participants on our professional development and site visit programs. This is in part due to liability concerns and in part due to the dynamics of the programs themselves. We provide a very packed itinerary for the days we are on-site in order to provide you with the most educational, professional, and culturally enriching experience as possible. We are on the go much of the time (with some limited breaks, of course, for you to rest, recoup, and explore on your own!). We suggest that any guest come following the conclusion of the program.

Questions? Concerns? Great ideas?

For questions, email Jessica Jones,

CIS Abroad follows the Forum on Education Abroad’s standards for conducting program site visits.  The Forum on Education Abroad’s Code of Ethics for Program Site Visits