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Summer programs 2016 at Cattolica

Università Cattolica's summer programs are ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context.

Students will be able to choose from the different areas listed below and combine them in a 2, 4, 6 or 8 week session. Students can select only one course per session

A mix of theory and practice. Every week students will participate in a site visit, strictly relevant to the course (business company, agency, etc) ro ensure a 360° direct experience of the subject.

Language of instruction: All courses will be taught in English

Contact hours & credits: Each 2 week session: 45 contact hour per session / 6 US credits each course

In addition to the courses, students will have the option to join extra-curricular activities, and trips to various Italian regions.

  • Course structure

  • Housing

  • Entry requirements

  • Tuition fees

Course Structure


    Session A:
May 31 - June 10
  Session B:
14 June - 24 June 
  Session C:
28 June - 8 July 
  Session D:
12 July - 22 July 
Milan campus
       Strategic management and entrepreneurship  

 Social and eco entrepreneurship

  The fashion market: structure, players and success factors

   Entrepreneurial Finance
Marketing, Communication and Media
Milan campus
       New Frontiers in brand communication and consumer engagement    Mass Communication and Media Industries: the Italian Style in producing and managing TV, Ads and Music    Sustainable Food and Green Communication: a new marketing perspective
Cultural Studies
Milan campus
       Italian Cuisine History and Cooking Lab: A first step to becoming an Italian MasterChef    A Mafia Story: Its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Television    
Agribusiness and Food Sciences
Piacenza campus
       The Global Wine Market: Trends and Strategies    Food Production    
Arts and Archeology
Rome campus
  Discovering Ancient Rome   The Golden Age: Rome between Renaissance and Baroque        


Special Programs*

    3 week session
4 July - 22 July
  4 week session
4 July - 29 July
Milan campus    International Relations and the Middle East: a Comparative European Perspective   Creative Italian Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction

* limited availability



Università Cattolica can provide accommodation through Milano International Living Service (MIL Service) should students request it. Through a dedicated, team-oriented approach, MIL Service is committed to providing every student with the best residential experience. Their young and professional team is what makes the service competitive within the housing market since they understand the students' needs and respond with a quick and concrete solution. Find out more from www.milservice.com

Options available for the Summer Program:

Due to possible overlap with other ongoing programs, not all housing options may be available, however MIL Service will make the most appropriate placement according to your request and needs.

  2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks
Milan: off-campus apartment, shared double room € 350 € 650 € 900
Milan: dorm (off-campus) € 375 € 690 € 1015
Piacenza: on-campus dorm (single room, private bathroom, breakfast) € 420 € 800  
Rome: dorm (double/triple room, shared bathroom) € 450 € 900  


The cost includes cleaning, internet, utilities, damage insurance. Breakfast included in Piacenza only.

Check-in date: the Monday before the starting of the courses (from 10am)
Check-out date: the Saturday after the end of the courses (by 12 am)

Should students wish to arrive before the check-in date or extend their stay beyond the official check-out date, they will be responsible in finding alternative housing solutions independently. MIL Service will not be able to accommodate any special move-in or move-out requests.


2 pick-up will be organized at Malpensa Airport on Monday at 11 am and 16 pm (to be confirmed).

Students who wish to take advantage of the service offered must follow the instructions that will be sent after the submission of the application. Students who do not want to use the service offered, can easily reach Milan by public transport (bus / shuttle). All the information will be sent before arrival.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: the pick-up service won't be provided. Students will need to reach the accommodation autonomously. Directions and how-to-get-there information will be sent before arrival.

How to apply

Once the application has been submitted, students will receive an e-mail with the instructions on how to apply and a link to an on-line form.

Entry requirements


Application deadline

  1. Summer application deadline: April 15

Documents you will need to upload while filling in the online application:

  1. a passport size picture
  2. the scanned version of your passport or other ID documents
  3. the transcript of records
  4. certificates assessing the knowledge of the English Language


Programs requirements

  1. Grade Point Average of a minimum 2.75, or equivalent in applicants own university grading system
  2. Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  3. Good level of English. Non native English speakers must give evidence of their language proficiency of a minimum B2 level or equivalent (ex: TOEFL Ibt 79, IELTS 6, First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or other certification). 
  4. For Creative Italian StoryTelling: applicants should be passionate about storytelling, and should preferably have a background in film / video / animation / screenwriting / literature. If not English native speakers, students must be able to excel in courses that are reading-and-writing intensive.

NB: For the Special Programs (Creative Italian Story Telling and International Relations) priority will be given to Australian students applying through AIM Overseas.


Citizens/residents of a number of non-E.U. states do not require a student visa for a study period inferior to 90 days. It is the student's responsibility to check with the Italian Embassy/Consulate in his/her country/jurisdiction whether a student visa is fact required for a short study period.

Where to apply for a visa

Please visit the following website to find an Italian Embassy/Consulate near you: http://www.esteri.it/visti/rilascio_eng.asp

Summer Program Fees

The fees include: workshop, lectures, and visits related to the topics discussed in class.

The fees do not include: travel expenses, accommodation, local transportation, and meals.

  1. One session: € 1,500
  2. Two sessions: € 2,850
  3. Three sessions: € 4,200
  4. Four sessions: € 5,500
  5. Application fee: € 75

New Special Programs

  1. International Relations: € 1,500
  2. Creative Italian Storytelling: € 2,850
  3. Application fee: € 75

Refund Policy

In case of withdrawal up until 16 days before Session A* starts:  € 500 cancellation fee

In case of withdrawal 15 calendar days or less before Session A* starts:

€ 750 cancellation fee

In case of withdrawal after Session A* starts:

no refunds possible


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