PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is ranked as the 12th best university in Italy, and among the top 500 globally by QS World University Rankings. 

The International Curriculum program is specifically designed for study abroad students, and it is a great fit for students who want an introduction to Italian life, culture and language, but want to study in English. The majority of your classmates will be other study abroad students, though the university has an active student population and a "buddy" program, with plenty of opportunities to meet local Italian students. ISEP students immerse themselves in Italian culture and daily life by taking classes at the university and living in a student apartment in the city. 

HOUSING

ISEP Students in Milan will be assigned accommodation by UCSC's housing partner, Milano International Living Service (MIL Service).  

Most students choose to live in a shared student apartment. MIL Service apartments offer double rooms in fully furnished apartments, 24/7 high speed internet connection (WI-FI), iron and board, washing machine and a full kitchen with kitchenware. 

ISEP Students also have the option through MIL Service to be accommodated on the international student floor of the Buonarroti Residence Hall. The Buonarroti dorm offers single rooms with private bathroom, wireless internet connections, utilities (water and electricity), a cleaning service, basic cable television, plus extra amenities such as a shared kitchen furnished with kitchenware. Students living in the dorm should be aware that there is a code of conduct that they will be expected to follow. 

Commuting to work and school is part of daily life for residents of Milan, Italy's second-largest city. MIL Service housing is located in residential areas throughout the city, and while distances vary students should expect a minimum of a 20-30 minute daily commute, with the location of many apartments requiring a 40 minute commute to campus. Students use Milan's robust public transportation system to navigate the city, and all student housing is strategically located near metro, tram and bus stops. Information about how to reach campus and the best way to commute is provided to students during pre-departure and as part of the onsite orientation once in Milan. 

MEALS

ISEP Exchange students receive a meal package that includes a specific combination of on-campus and off-campus meals. During the Welcome Orientation event ISEP Exchange students will receive a tailor made presentation on their meals benefits. Students receive a pre-loaded meal card that will allow them to enter the canteens at the university for 1 meal per day, and a pre-paid supermarket card that allows them to purchase groceries and organize the rest of their meals during the program.

ISEP Direct students do not receive meal benefits and will be expected to use their own funds for meals.  

All ISEP students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

Program Website

Course Description

To find courses, view the UCSC International Curriculum page. There is a set “menu” of courses to choose from, and all courses are taught in English. Most courses are available both fall (September – December) and spring (January – May) semester, but there is a note if it is only available one semester. Click on the course name to view the syllabus. All courses are worth 6 ECTS or 3 U.S. credits. 

 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor 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.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies Italian Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Publishing Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Italian Language and Literature

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Culinary Arts

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Design and Visual Communications Fashion/Apparel Design Film Studies Playwriting and Screenwriting

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

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Università Cattolica offers both pre-session and in-session Italian language courses. Italian language courses are included in ISEP Direct program benefits, and available to ISEP Exchange students for an additional fee. 

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