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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
The 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.
Location: 
Milan, Italy
Language of Instruction: 
Italian
English
Term: 
Academic Year
Fall
Spring
Academic Disciplines: 
Political Science
Accounting
Economics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Italian
Business
Finance
Classics
Communication Studies
History
History of Art
Global & International Studies
Theatre
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study Italian at one of the best universities in Italy
  • Experience life in Milan, a historic center of arts, culture, and business
  • Internship placements are available in Business, Supply Chain Management, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Consulting, Banking, Fashion and Sales, Legal Services, Translation and Editing, and Communication
Program Summary: 

Located in a stunningly beautiful medieval building in the heart of Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is a renowned private higher education institution as reflected by its degrees, international reputation, rankings, and global network.

This dynamic yet traditional university offers young people not only the opportunity to engage in professional development, but to grow through personal experience promoting an interdisciplinary approach which helps students gain scientific knowledge in a responsible and independent manner.

Cattolica is where great minds connect. Where enthusiasm meets innovation. Where dedication creates outcomes.

Location: 

The historic city of Milan is the capital of Lombardy 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, not to mention, the Duomo and La Scala, the temple of Opera. In 2013 Milan was ranked as the top student city in Italy by QS Best Student Cities Ranking! Check out the New York Times' video 36 Hours in Milan.

Academic Information: 

There are three program options at Sacro Cuore for semester or full year placements. Please clearly indicate on your Host Site Request List which option you prefer: 

OPTION 1 ISEP Exchange and ISEP Direct: Courses in Italian in the UCSC University Academic Curriculum. See below for course options. 

OPTION 2 ISEP Exchange and ISEP Direct: Courses in English through the UCSC International Curriculum or the UCSC University Academic Curriculum. See the section "Courses Taught in English" for more information. Students with an Intermediate level of Italian may combine courses in English with course sin Italian in this option. 

OPTION 3 ISEP Direct only: Internship plus courses in UCSC International Curriculum and/or UCSC University Academic Curriculum: Students who choose this option will participate in a part-time internship, approximately 20 hours per week, for up to 12 ECTS units. Students must also enroll in two to three regular courses taught in Italian or English to achieve full-time status. ISEP Direct students may also enroll in Italian langauge courses which are included in ISEP benefits. For further information on this option please visit the UCSC Internship Website.

Courses available in OPTION 1 or 3: UCSC University Academic Curriculum (coursework in Italian)
Banking, Finance, and Insurance Sciences; Business (accounting, economics, management, marketing); Education(adult education, pedagogy & planning for education, science of learning processes, sport & exercise sciences, sports science for prevention & rehabilitation); Foreign Languages and Literature (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish); Humanities(archaeology, architecture, art history, classics, communications, drama/ theatre, history, library science, literature, philosophy, theology/ religious studies); Law (business law, legal studies); Political and Social Sciences (international relations, public relations & communication, social studies, social work); Psychology

Housing: 

ISEP Exchange
The primary accommodation for ISEP Exchange students will be off-campus housing in apartments or single dorm rooms with a bathroom. Students placed in apartments will have a combination of university cafeteria plan and meal tickets to purchase groceries and use at restaurants around the city. Students placed in the dorm will have a complete meal plan at the university cafeteria. 

Married student and family housing is not available.

ISEP Direct
The primary accommodation for ISEP Direct students will be off-campus housing in apartments or single dorm rooms with a bathroom. Meals are not included, so students should budget accordingly.

Life Abroad: 

UCSC International offers two orientation events for international students at the beginning of each semester. Students will be given useful information about Milan, UCSC campus, academic programs, registration, extra-curricular activities, and permit of stay procedures. During the orientation students will also meet student associations. 

Further Reading: 

Contact Charlie Ambrose at chambrose@ku.edu or stop by 105 Lippincott for more information.

ISEP website


Announcements

Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu
 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The financial aid officer will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

 

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