If you can’t travel next semester, you can still have an international experience in Milan, Italy's financial hub and the world's fashion capital. Participate in virtual international coursework with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Take advantage of this opportunity to share virtual classes with international students and expand your knowledge without having to leave your home country! 

Earn up to 30 ECTS (15 U.S. credits) over 14 weeks with Cattolica's Virtual Semester program or choose to enroll in individual courses to complement a semester of coursework at your home university. Classes are available in the fields of fashion, communications and business, all with a uniquely Italian and Milanese perspective. 

Course Description

All courses grant 6 ECTS (3 U.S. credits). Classes will be scheduled to accommodate students based in North America and recordings will also be made available for students not able to attend in real-time. 

Spring 2021 Courses (tentative)

Luxury and Fashion Market: Structure, Players and Success Factors

Fashion Images and the City of Milan. A Sociological Perspective on Modern Italian Fashion

Digital Journalism and Digital Media in Italy

Television, Advertising, Music: the Italian approach to the Media

Business Ethics

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: the Italian Perspective

A Mafia Story: It's Representation in Literature, Cinema, and Television

The Discovery of Italy through its Culinary Traditions

Students may enroll on a per-course basis or choose the Virtual Semester program. The full semester program includes four courses, plus a 6 ECTS (3 U.S. credits) Italian language course and the Virtual Talent Booster, a seminar dedicated to online learning strategies to support students in making the most of the virtual learning environment. 

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Grace Glancy 703-504-9975 | GGlancy@isep.org Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

    Italian Studies

  • Business Recommended!

    International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication Recommended!

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Apparel and Textiles

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students who would like to enroll in one to four courses should indicate below the number of courses they wish to take.

Students who wish to enroll in the full Virtual Semester program should select this option below.

Students interested in combining virtual coursework with a 6 ECTS (3 U.S. credit) virtual internship should contact ISEP Student Advisor Maggie Montgomery (mmontgomery@isep.org). 

Specific course selections will be indicated when completing the ISEP Course Request List, after you submit your application. 

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