• 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. 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.

Vaccine Requirement 

Students must be fully vaccinated, or show proof of recovery from COVID-19 within 6 months. The University will accept most non–EU certifications (for example, CDC vaccination cards) that demonstrate proof of full vaccination with an approved vaccine

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 2022 courses and syllabi:

  Session 1: June 13-June 24 Session 2: June 27-July 8 Session 3: July 11-22
Business & Fashion Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Social and Eco Entrepreneurship Business, Government and the Global Economy
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
International Relations    Italian politics: International change and domestic transformation Geopolitics and technological changes: the future today
Italian Studies  Discovering Italy through its Culinary Traditions A Mafia Story: its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Televisions Italian Masterpieces, portrayal of a culture through its cinema
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

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 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. 

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

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