During 2011 and 2012 agreements are set with the following institutions:
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Gina Cerruti, OSIA Scholarship-Summer 2012
Mille grazie per la possibilità di partecipare al "Programma 50+" con una "borsa di studio". Le mie giornate a Sorrento sono passate velocissimamente, come succede con tutte le cose belle! E' stata un'esperienza molto piacevole frequentare un corso d'italiano in questa leggendaria città bellissima. Ogni mattina sono andata allegra alla scuola dove ho trovato insegnanti competenti e amichevoli, sempre disponibili ad aiutarci con qualsiasi problema. Inoltre durante le molte escursioni e visite, organizzate dalla scuola, ho imparato anche tante altre cose, ad esempio dell'olio, mozzarella e gelato, e naturalmente dei costumi italiani. Tornerò a casa più sapiente e con molti bei ricordi!
Kassim Ramji, University of Cambridge, UK
Having started to study Italian at the university, my priority after my first year was to consolidate the material that we had covered with such speed over the firts three terms. To achieve this I choose a combined course at “Sorrento Lingue”. This consisted of two morning classes covering grammar and conversation in a small group and an intensive session of private tuition during the afternoon. The close interaction between teacher and student enabled me to focus on the aspect of the language that I most required assistance with. At “Sorrento Lingue” one is truly immersed in Italian language and culture. After lessons have finished the school organises a wide variety of excursions, all providing a unique insight into charming Sorrento and the sourranding area. After an intensive period of study at “Sorrento Lingue”, I will begin my next year at university with increased confidence in all aspect of my Italian.
Sono stata veramente molto bene alla Sorrento Lingue. La mia insegnante è molto brava e dopo tanti anni di studio mi ha fatto capire finalmente argomenti difficile come per esempio il periodo ipotetico. Mi sono trovata benissimo anche con gli altri studenti . Abbiamo fatto tante cose insieme e ci siamo divertiti tanto. Spero tanto di ritornare presto a Sorrento e alla Sorrento Lingue!
Sono così contenta di essere qui a Sorrento Lingue! Il mio italiano si migliora giornalmente, e mi piace tantissimo la cooperazione con i personali della scuola che sono gentilissimi e capaci. Le lezioni, le attività e le escursioni sono significativi e molto divertenti. Ho fatto anche qualche amici nuovi che vengono qui da tutto il mondo. Sono sicura che imparando l’italiano a Sorrento Lingue sarebbe un’esperienza meravigliosa per chiunque!
I am so pleased to beh ere at Sorrento Lingue! My Italian is improving daily, and I am very much enjoying the interaction with the very kind and capable staff. The lessons, the activities, anche the excursions are meaningful and very entertaining. I have even made some new friends who come from all over the world. I am certain that learning Italian at Sorrento Lingue would be a wonderful experience for anyone!
In 2010 the winner was Anthony DeMusis (from Clinton, Connecticut, 22 years old) studying in Sorrento between January and June 2010.
Below his comments about Sorrento and Sorrento Lingue...
My experience at Sorrento Lingue has been unforgettable. I arrived iin January and
stayed until June with a host-family in the nearby village of Piano di Sorrento.
Through the family I was able to meet many of their friends and indulge in the
spectacular local cuisine.
I found it easy to move around the area either by bus, by train or by the bike that I rented.
The weather remained warm the entire time with a winter characterized only by more rain.
How else do you expect them to cultivate all the citrus fruits and fresh vegetables that are enjoyed
there all year 'round? Sorrento is a central location for exploring the natural and
historic wonders of Campania: the unique Amalfi Coast, the islands of Ischia and
Capri, the Royal Palace of Caserta, and the ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum and
The spacious and gorgeous school, which overlooks the Marina Grande of Sorrento,
provided an environment conducive to learning. The staff was very helpful and
readily available and my teachers were always friendly and well-prepared. My routine
consisted of lessons in the morning and an interesting activity or excursion in the
afternoon. I will always remember the trip I took to the historic center of Naples
with my classmates and teacher Nunzia for a "vera pizza napoletana" and a visit to
the San Severo Chapel. At the school I was fortunate to meet a variety of other
people from all over the globe (many Italians also). I can always keep in touch with
my friends, teachers and host family from Sorrento Lingue, but I will miss for sure
the view of Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples that I admired every day.
Below the comment of Mary Deri (Ohio) winner for 2008.
The six months I spent learning Italian at Sorrento Lingue is an experience
that grows in significance to me personally as time passes: it was more than
the continued acquisition of a language, but the discovery of beautiful nuances
of a new town, culture, and passion. This started with the geography: as an
American, I had never experienced a single Italian city for more than a few
days, and having the opportunity to interact with its citizens academically and
socially for months afforded me the possibility to appreciate the richness that
all facets of Sorrento has to offer. This includes the surrounding areas; after
my lessons, I was able to take day trips to Pompei, Herculaneum, Positano, and
Capri, and even weekend trips to Rome, Florence, Ischia, and Procida.
On just my first day at Sorrento Lingue, I felt embraced by a new family: the
office was the extremely welcoming and seemingly all-knowing organizational
backbone – I felt very comfortable asking them any questions (about specific
school arrangements or even recommendations for lunch). Furthermore, I attended
daily lessons in the morning, and through that time the close attention I
received from my teachers fostered a strong bond between us. Not only did I
value the knowledge that was imparted on me in respect to Italian by a native,
but I could also see that all of the Italian teachers were generally proud of
my continued success as it was a product of their instruction and my diligence
Learning Italian at Sorrento Lingue is more than the continued acquisition of
a language – the advantage of being in Italy and being taught by native
Italians allows students to grasp not only the grammatical and cultural
components which are essential to acquiring a second-language, but also the
passion that emanates from a motivated educator in her or her native language.
It is difficult to determine a price on the value of a study abroad experience,
especially when it involves a school filled with dedicated educators and staff
situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I am thankful to the
Order Sons of Italy for allowing me the possibility to partake in one of the
most meaningful and beneficial experiences of my life.