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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class/Credit Status: 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Hospitality Studies, Hotel & Lodging Management, Travel-Tourism & Hospitality Management
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leaders
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
Italian Hospitality Operations Management
Italian Hosp Op 1
Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento Lingue

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
June 3 Arrive Rome
June 3-5 Rome
June 5-29 Sorrento
June 29 Depart Program (Study Abroad program)
August 4 Depart Program (additional internship)

24 Students
Hosted by Sant' Anna Institute in a dynamic region of Italy, students learn the intricacies of managing an international hospitality career through the study of political, cultural, and economic environments. In addition, the course abroad emphasize international geography, etiquette, and protocol. The program includes frequent excursions and professional visits in order to study what international hospitality is like first hand! This is a great chance to challenge yourself by living and studying in a multi-cultural context!

An exciting optional 5-week 4.5 credit Hospitality & Tourism internship facilitated through Sant'Anna Institute Sorrento is available to add on to the end of this program!  Typical internships include a range of responsibilities which may include:
  • Attending to client inquiries and needs via front desk, email and phone.
  • Researching new markets and proposing actions to target new audiences.
  • Maintaining social media accounts, editing website prose, creating survey and review forums, and collecting materials for blogs and newsletters.
  • Helping with the organization of weddings, events, and daily activities of the establishment.
Sample internships sites are available for you to review. More information about the internship process is provided below.

Italian Hosp Op 2Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 9 quarter credits for the core academic experience
  • 13.5 quarter credits for the core academic experience and the additional 5-week internship
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.

Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.

JWU faculty members are the academic leadership for this program. They coordinate pre-departure information, travel with the group, deliver academic content in conjunction with host faculty, and assign the final grade for the 9-credit program course.  The JWU faculty will depart the program at the end of the core 9-credit experience.  Students extending into the internships will coordinate with the host school and local support resources

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 50-60 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, labs, industry visits, cultural excursions, and group meals. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.

Internship details
Prior to departing the US, the internship credits are managed by Johnson & Wales University Experiential Education & Career Services in collaboration with Sant'Anna Institute and their internship placement services:
  • Each student must submit a host application form, resume, and cover letter as part of the pre-departure process.
  • Sant'Anna Institute will host a skype interview with each individual.
  • Sant'Anna will match the student with a local company.
  • Sant'Anna will create an individualized Internship Program including project ideas and a work schedule.
  • Sant'Anna will coordinate an internship orientation, weekly reflection meetings, and assistance as needed.
  • During the internship you create an e-portfolio to assist with reflection and for use in future job searches.
  • Throughout the internship JWU Experiential Education & Career Services will collect mid-term and final evaluations from the employer as well student journals, reflections and evaluations.
Magnus Thorsson

Oren Hertz
North Miami

Please click here to see a video of the 2015 group's experience.
Roman Colosseum
Sorrento Tourist Office
Island of Capri
Baking & Pastry Demo Class
Limoncello Factory
5-Star Hotel
Olive Oil Factory

During the core program - Tourist/three star hotel with double or triple occupancy.

During the internship - Shared apartments

Typically 1-2 meals per day. Breakfast is provided daily. The second meal could be either lunch or dinner depending upon the daily itinerary.

Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.

You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

I chose this program because I have known I always wanted to study abroad and this program fit my major best out of all the programs. I'm really glad I did because it brought me new friends, expanded my cultural experiences and helped me get ahead in my future professional career.
     — Meaghan Lowe, Summer 2017
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

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