Università Cattolica’s Winter Programs are ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context. Enrich your CV and earn university credit with these top short-term programs in Italy's ultimate student destination! Students can attend one two-week session, or combine multiple courses from different academic areas to build your Winter program. 

The Winter Program is divided into three sessions, and each session has a duration of two weeks. Students may enroll in one course per session (there are multiple courses offered each session). Students can take courses in Business, Media and Communications or International Relations on the university's main campus in Milan. 

The historic city of Milan is located in the central Po valley, which is Italy's richest, most populated and most economically active region. Milan has always been forward-looking. During its 2,000-year history, it has been a driving force for great social, economic, cultural and political events. Milan is also a city of art, with a wealth of monuments, palaces, churches and museums, including the Duomo and La Scala, the temple of Opera. Milan is consistently ranked as the top student city in Italy by the QS Best Student Cities Ranking! 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, founded in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, is one of the most comprehensive and complete higher education institutions in Italy. Università Cattolica excels in the diverse study opportunities that it offers in the humanities and sciences, and the university values and promotes an interdisciplinary approach. 


ISEP students attending winter programs in Milan will be provided with accommodation in a Residence Hall.

Meal benefits are not included in ISEP's winter programs at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and students will be expected to use their own funds for meals.  Students should budget accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad.

Course Description

ISEP students earn 6 ECTS (3 U.S. credits) for each two-week course. The academic program offers a mix of theory and practice. Every week students will participate in a site visit, strictly relevant to the course (business company, agency, etc) to ensure a 360° direct experience of the subject. All courses and materials are entirely in English.

The Winter Program is divided into three sessions, and each session has a duration of two weeks. Students may enroll in one course per session (there are multiple courses offered each session).

Winter 2022 Course Information

Click on the links below to view course syllabi

Course Dates  Subject Area  Course  Title 
January 9-27 Communication / Human Resources / Cross Cultural Management
Personal Branding: Impact, Influence and Effectiveness in the Workplace
January 9-20 Business  Entrepreneurship and Innovation
January 9-20 Business  Business, Government and the Global Economy
January 23-Feburary 3  Business  Green Management and Sustainability
January 23-Feburary 3  International Relations Geopolitics and technological changes: the future today


ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Grace Glancy 703-504-9975 | 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.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Business Recommended!

    International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Communication

    Intercultural Communication

  • International/Global Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

Please indicate the number of concurrent session(s) you plan to attend below. Your specific course selections will be finalized when you complete your ISEP Course List.

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