• Youthful, fashionable, and energetic, Milan is Northern Italy’s cultural hub and the second largest city in Italy

• A quick train ride can get you to Tuscany, Lake Como, the Dolomites, or the Cinque Terre, or venture out a bit further to Switzerland and France

• Study business, international relations, journalism, or communication in English for 2, 4, or 6 weeks at the top-ranked private university in Italy


Excursions & Cultural Experiences

The Cattolica campus in Milan is located in the heart of the city, and was orignially a monastery designed by Renaissance architect Donato Bramante in the 16th century. All students participate in co-curricular site visits one day per week. See a full list of example site visits here! For students planning independent travel, Milan is a conveniently positioned transport hub with three airports, high-speed trains, located only a 2-hour drive from the Alps and the Ligurian coast.

Housing & Meals

Students live in an off-campus residence hall. Meals are not included. Students will have access to grocery stores, cooking facilities, and a multitude of dining options with affordable meal choices.

Explore Milan

The historic city of Milan is the capital of Lombardy, 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 the economic capital of Italy with over 3,000 active companies present, ranging from SMEs to multinationals. It is also the world capital of fashion and design brands and host of many annual international 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.

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses

Course Description

The summer program is divided into three sessions. Each session has a duration of two weeks. Students may enroll in one course per session. Each two-week course is worth 6 ECTS (3 U.S. credits) and grants 44 contact hours. Students will have classes four days per week and will participate in site visits related to course content one day per week. All courses are taught entirely in English. 

Summer 2024 Courses and Syllabi:


Session 1:

June 10-June 21

Session 2:

June 24- July 5

Session 3:

July 8-19


Business & Fashion

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship  

Business, Government and the Global Economy

Social and Eco



The Fashion Market: Structure, Players and Success Factors 


Marketing & Communications

Mass Communication and Media Industries: The Italian Style in Producing and Managing TV, Ads and Music 

New Frontiers in Brand Communication and Consumer Engagement

Understanding the Customer: Theories, Trends, and Values for an Effective Communication Strategy 


Brand Strategy Experience:

A Professional Approach

Personal Branding: Impact, Influence and Effectiveness in the Workplace

(through July 26)


International Relations


Geopolitics and Technological Changes: The Future Today 

Italian Politics: International Change and Domestic Transformation


Cultural Studies

Discovering Italy through its Culinary Traditions 

A Mafia Story: Its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Television

Italian Masterpieces: Portrayal of a Culture Through its Cinema


What Makes Us Global: Cultural and Political Interconnectedness in Effective Leadership and Management


Writing a Story: The Art of Captivating People Through  Storytelling




Community Psychology

and Family Business:

An Integrated Perspective 



You can view recommended course conversions between the UNICATT course names and possible transferable course names in the US here


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: Recommended!

    European Studies Italian Studies

  • Business:

    Business Communications Business Management Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Mass Communication/Media Studies Radio and Television

  • Psychology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • 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

Special Application Instructions

Students with a GPA BELOW 2.75 should provide an academic reference and/or a statement explaining the low GPA and the status of the current semester and include it in the ‘additional documents’ section of their ISEP application. 

Students may request single room accommodations for medical reasons only. Please state this specific need and the reason in the “Other” tab within your ISEP application. Single rooms can never be guaranteed. 

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions


- Please select your program length below (two, four or six weeks) based on how many consecutive two-week sessions you plan to attend. 

- Your session/course selections will be finalized after placement when completing your ISEP Course Request List.

- The dates indicated below correspond to the full summer program period. Students should consult the table above for specific session dates. Official arrival date will be the Sunday before classes start. Official end date will be the Saturday after classes end. 

• Select the 2-week program option if: you intend to take only one course for a total of one 2-week session, regardless if it is session 1, 2, or 3.

• Select the 4-week program option if: you intend to take two 2-week courses. This could be session 1 and 2 or session 2 and 3.

• Select the 6-week option if: you intend to take three courses spanning all three sessions.

• Contact your ISEP Student Services Officer if you intend to take the three-week course "Personal Branding: Impact, Influence and Effectiveness in the Workplace." 

Contact your ISEP Student Services Officer with any additional application questions! 

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