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Exchange program in Milan 


In order to come to Cattolica for a semester or a year as an Exchange student, your home institution must be a Cattolica partner, either within Europe (List of EU Partner Institutions) or outside (List of NON-EU Partner Institutions) or an ISEP member institution (ISEP Network). To verify all the options available for you, and to have information about application procedure, please refer to your International Office. 

Milan is our largest campus an it is located in the very heart of Milan, surrounded by tree-lined boulevards, piazzas, basilicas and parklands.

Milan, a city of culture and style. A living, vibrant city. And a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students from around the world to experience a contemporary education within an unforgettable place.

 

  • Program Options

  • UCSC International Curriculum

  • UCSC University Academic Curriculum

  • Program Dates*

  • Pre-arrival and Orientation

  • Italian Language and Culture Course

  • Nomination and Application Process

  • Housing

Program Options


To all International Students, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers two different curricula of study with a wide variety of courses. Students can choose to create their own semester of study by selecting courses from either of the two curricula:

 

  UCSC International Curriculum* UCSC University Academic Curriculum
Language of Instruction English

English and Italian

Curriculum details Click here Click here
Requirements  Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
 Good academic standing
 Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher, or equivalent
 Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
 English proficiency: for non-native speaker, applicants need to submit a min. TOEFL score of 79 iBT, an IELTS score of 6 or an equivalent certificate (First Certificate of English - Cambridge ESOL / ISE II - Trinity College, London); or have successfully completed a degree program taught in English; or currently studying in English at their home institution.
 Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
 Good academic standing
 Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
 Applicants for UCSC coursework in Italian must provide an Italian Language Proficiency Report
 Applicants for UCSC coursework in English, if non-native speaker, need to submit a min. TOEFL score of 79 iBT, an IELTS score of 6 or an equivalent certificate (First Certificate of English - Cambridge ESOL / ISE II - Trinity College, London); or have successfully completed a degree program taught in English; or currently studying in English at their home institution.
Calendar September / December – January / May September / February – February / July
Class Profile Mostly International Students Mostly Italian Students
Course Specifics  Activity Registration Fee of 25 € for Exchange students only
■ Required attendance

 Expected participation
 One midterm and final examination
 Attendance not formally required
 Three possible final examination dates for each course
Registration  Required before beginning of classes; on site  Course selection after beginning of classes; individual registration for examination required

* LLP-Erasmus exchange students are allowed to take a maximum of 2 courses from the International Curriculum and will likely have to complement their course load with UCSC Academic Curriculum Courses in order to satisfy their home institution course load requirements.

** Non-European students can request an early exam session in December / May

UCSC International Curriculum*


The courses within the UCSC International Curriculum will be mainly offered on a semester basis (both Spring and Fall); however, as changes may occur, applicants will be advised on the effective and definitive list of courses available two months before the semester starts.

The courses bear the equivalent of U.S. Credits, however within the European Exchange framework these same courses have the value of 6 ECTS. The conversion from US or ECTS credits to your credit system is defined by your home institution. Please refer to your Study Abroad Advisor for detailed information. 

Please view the Academic Policies for the UCSC International Curriculum.


Business and Economics

 Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: the Italian Perspective
 Entrepreneurship Lab: Creating a New Business
 Green Management & Sustainability
■ Entrepreneurial Finance
 Business, Government and the Global Economy
 The Economics of the European Integration
 The Globalization of Finance: Managing Returns and Risks

International Relations
 
The European Union in the World: A Superpower in the Making?
 International Relations and the Middle East: A Comparative European Perspective

Italian Culture: Literature, Theatre, Cinema, Music and Philosophy
 
Methods of Illusion: la mise-en-scéne from Drama to Fiction and Visual Arts
 "A Descent into Hell,"Virtues and Vices in Renaissance Italian Literature from Dante to Machiavelli
 Creative Italian Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction
 Verdi and the Anthology of Italian Opera
■ Dramaturgy: Written to be Spoken
 Italian Cuisine and Language course Lab: a First Step to becoming an Italian "Master Chef" 
NB: please note that this course bears the equivalent of 6 ECTS credits
■ Europe and Modernity. Ambrose, Augustine, Benedict, Bernard

■ Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and Dignity

Fashion and Design

 From the Catwalk to the Classroom: an Introduction to Modern Italian Fashion
 What is design? The Fundamentals of an Italian industry
 The Luxury Market: Structure, Players and Success Factors 

Media, Communications & Sociology
■ 
Federico Fellini and Contemporary Italian Cinema
 Digital Journalism and Digital Media in Italy
 Publishing, Publicity and Cultural Journalism
 New Frontiers in Brand Communication and Consumer Engagement
■ "Green is the New Black": asset and appeal of the value "Environment" in Global Business Communication
 Reading Milan and Italian cities: Place-making and Cultural Resources
■ 
Television, Adertising, Music: The Italian Approach to the Media 
■ From Strategy to Effective Presentations - Methodologies to Write and Present Convincing and Engaging Communications  

 

 

UCSC University Academic Curriculum*


Depending on the degree and type of program, the courses of UCSC University Academic Curriculum in English and in Italian may follow different calendars. Courses can be:

 Annual courses: End of September / End of July 

 Semester courses
Fall Semester: End of September / End of February
Spring Semester: End of February / End of July

  Quarter courses
I  Quarter: Beginning of October / Mid November
II Quarter: Beginning of January / Beginning of March
III Quarter: Beginning of April / Beginning of June

Students can find this indication beside the name of the course.

Please check detailed Program Dates here.
 

COURSEWORK IN ENGLISH

Students have the chance to choose among a variety of courses taught in English in the field of Economics, International Management, Banking & Finance as well as Sociology, and International Relations. For course listings and descriptions, please check our ECTS guide by clicking here.

Follow the Steps:

■ Choose Anno Accademico 2014/2015 (Academic year 2014/2015)

■ Choose sede di Milano (Milan campus)

■ Choose the Faculty (Facoltà) you are interested in (PLEASE NOTE that the list is in Italian: check the translation before starting)

■ Choose Lingua Inglese (English Language)

■ Click on Cerca

■ You will find the list of course taught in English. If you click on each of them, you will see the name of the professor who teaches the course

■ By clicking on the name of the professor, you will find the number of credits, the schedule (Orario lezioni) and the description (Programma del corso). Note that LAUREA TRIENNALE (LT) means undergraduate level courses and LAUREA MAGISTRALE (LM) means graduate level courses.

 

COURSEWORK IN ITALIAN


Students with adequate Italian Language Proficiency may also choose courses from the 9 Facoltà (departments) and over 30 curricula either at the undergraduate or graduate level. For course description and time table click here.

Follow the Steps:

■ Choose Anno Accademico 2014/2015 (Academic year 2014/2015)

■ Choose sede di Milano (Milan campus)

■ Choose the Faculty (Facoltà) you are interested in

■ Choose Lingua Italiano (Italian Language)

■ Click on Cerca

■ You will find the list of course taught in Italian. If you click on each of them, you will see the name of the professor who teaches the course.

■ By clicking on the name of the professor, you will find the number of credits, the schedule (Orario lezioni) and the description (Programma del corso). Note that LAUREA TRIENNALE (LT) means undergraduate level courses and LAUREA MAGISTRALE (LM) means graduate level courses.

 

Upon arrival you will have two weeks to make the necessary changes to your learning agreement / course request list.

 

Program Dates - Milan 


Application Deadline

 Fall / Full-year Application Deadline: May 15
 Spring Application Deadline: October 15

 

Academic Calendar

UCSC International Curriculum

■ Semester 1 (Fall 2014)

Arrival 1: September 1, 2014

Orientation 1: September 2-3-4, 2014

Italian pre-session intensive language course: September 8, 2014 – September 19, 2014

 

Arrival 2: September 15, 2014 

Orientation 2: September 16-17-18 2014

Course Registration: September 10 – 18, 2014 

Beginning of classes: September 22, 2014

Fall Break: October 31, 2014 – November 2, 2014 

Public Holidays: December 8, 2014

End of classes/exams: December 17, 2014

 

 Semester 2 (Spring 2015)

Arrival 1: February 2, 2015

Orientation 1: February 3 - 4 - 5, 2015

Italian Pre-session Intensive: February 9 – February 20, 2015

 

Arrival 2: February 16, 2015

Orientation 2: February 17 - 18 - 19, 2015

Registration: February 11 – 19, 2015

Beginning of Classes: February 23, 2015

Spring Break (TBD): April 2, 2014 – April 12, 2015

Public Holidays: April 25 and May 1, 2015

End of Classes/Exams: May 29, 2015

 

For a  day-to-day program of 2014/2015 academic year click here.
Note that the day-to-day program is subject to change at any time. It will be confirmed upon arrival.

 

UCSC University Academic Curriculum

Semester 1 (Fall 2014)

Arrival 1: September 1, 2014

Orientation 1: September 2-3-4, 2014

Italian pre-session intensive language course: September 8, 2014 – September 19, 2014

 

Arrival 2: September 15, 2014

Orientation 2: September 16-17-18 2014

Beginning of classes: September 22, 2014

Public Holidays: November 1, 2014; December 8, 2014

End of classes: December 23, 2014 (Except for I Quarter courses, end of classes: November 15, 2015)

Christmas Holidays: December 24, 2014 – January 6, 2015

Examination Session: January 7, 2015 – February 21, 2015 (Except for I Quarter courses, examination session: November 24, 2014 - December 23, 2014)

 

Semester 2 (Spring 2015)

Arrival 1: February 2, 2015

Orientation 1: February 3 - 4 - 5, 2015

Italian pre-session Intensive: February 9 - February 20, 2015

Arrival 2: February 16, 2015

Orientation 2: February 17 - 18 - 19, 2015

Beginning of classes: February 23, 2015

Spring Break: April 2 – April 8, 2015

End of classes: May 30, 2015 (Except for III Quarter courses, end of classes: June 6, 2015)

Public Holidays: April 25, May 1-2, June 2 and June 12, 2015

Examination session: June 1, 2015 – July 25, 2015

 

For a day-to-day program of 2014/2015 academic year click here.
Note that the day-to-day program is subject to change at any time. It will be confirmed upon arrival.

 

Pre-arrival and Orientation 


Please click here for information about pre-arrival and orientation information for Milan.

 

Italian Language and Culture Course


Please click here for information about Italian Language and Culture course for Milan. 

 

Nomination and Application Process 


Please click here to receive information about the nomination and application process for exchange programs.

 

Housing


Please click here for information about housing in Milan.