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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Milan, Italy
Language of Instruction: 
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
Strategic Communication
European Studies
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Program Summary: 

This is a great program for students who want an introduction to Italian life, culture and language, but want to study in English. 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. The campus offers a complete range of services, all of which share a common goal: meeting the needs of a large student population. The campus may best be described as "a city within a city," where finding your way and learning the ropes is easy thanks to effective tutoring services and competent academic advisors and coordinators.


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.

Academic Information: 

To find courses, view the UCSC International Curriculum page: http://www.ucscinternational.it/spend-a-semester-with-us/study-abroad-in...

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. 

It is highly recommended that all students also enroll in the pre-session and in-session Italian language courses. 


Students will be placed in an apartment with 2 people per room. Or a residence hall with one person per room. Housing options well be coordinated through MIL Service, which is a student housing company dedicated to the coordination of all aspects of apartment housing needs. See link for more information: http://www.milservice.com/


To apply, students will meet with the ISEP Coordinator, Melody Stratton, and begin an application through the ISEP system. Call 785-864-3742 to schedule an appointment.

Program Faculty: 

Contact Melody Stratton at melodystratton@ku.edu for more information.

ISEP website


Deadlines Extended for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs.

See list of programs below:

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 from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad 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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