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  • Exchange program in Milan

  • 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

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 and 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


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
  1. Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
  2. Good academic standing
  3. Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher, or equivalent
  4. Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  5. 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.
  1. Current enrollment at an institution of higher education
  2. Good academic standing
  3. Completion of a minimum of 2 semesters at undergraduate level
  4. Applicants for UCSC coursework in Italian must provide an Italian Language Proficiency Report
  5. 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 – February/ May September / February – February / July
Class Profile Mostly International Students Mostly Italian Students
Course Specifics
  1. Activity Registration Fee of 25 € for Exchange students only
  2. Required attendance
  3. Expected participation
  4. One midterm and final examination
  1. Attendance not formally required
  2. 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

* Erasmus+ students are allowed to take one course 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

  1. Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship: the Italian Perspective
  2. Entrepreneurship Lab: Creating a New Business
  3. Green Management & Sustainability
  4. Entrepreneurial Finance
  5. Business, Government and the Global Economy
  6. The Economics of the European Integration
  7. The Globalization of Finance: Managing Returns and Risks

International Relations

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

Italian Culture: Literature, Theatre, Cinema, Music and Philosophy

  1. Methods of Illusion: la Mise-en-scéne from Drama to Fiction and Visual Arts
  2. "A Descent into Hell,"Virtues and Vices in Renaissance Italian Literature from Dante to Machiavelli"
  3. Creative Italian Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction
  4. Dramaturgy: Written to be Spoken
  5. Italian Cuisine and Language Course Lab: a First Step to Becoming an Italian "Master Chef"

Fashion and Design

  1. From the Catwalk to the Classroom: an Introduction to Modern Italian Fashion
  2. What is Design? The Fundamentals of an Italian Industry
  3. Luxury and Fashion Market: Structure, Players and Success Factors
  4. Luxury Business Insights
  5. The Business Process of Fashion: from Line Creation to Market Placement

Media, Communications, Sociology & Psychology

  1. Federico Fellini and Contemporary Italian Cinema
  2. Digital Journalism and Digital Media in Italy
  3. Publishing, Publicity and Cultural Journalism
  4. New Frontiers in Brand Communication and Consumer Engagement
  5. "Green is the New Black": Asset and Appeal of the Value "Environment" in Global Business Communication
  6. "Nutrition, Tradition, Environment": Sustainable Growth and Appeal of the Italian Culture of Food in a Global Business Communication Perspective
  7. Reading Milan and Italian Cities: Place-making and Cultural Resources
  8. Television, Adertising, Music: The Italian Approach to the Media
  9. From Strategy to Effective Presentations - Methodologies to Write and Present Convincing and Engaging Communications
  10. Are Individuals the Same in the East and West? Cultural Differences in Social Psychological Processes

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:

  1. Annual courses:
    End of September / End of July
     
  2. Semester courses
    Fall Semester: End of September / End of February
    Spring Semester: End of February / End of July
     
  3. 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:

  1. Choose Anno Accademico 2015/2016 (Academic year 2015/2016)
  2. Choose sede di Milano (Milan campus)
  3. Choose the Faculty (Facoltà) you are interested in (PLEASE NOTE that the list is in Italian: check the translation before starting)
  4. Choose Lingua Inglese (English Language)
  5. Click on Cerca
  6. You will find the list of course taught in English. If you click on ea.ch of them, you will see the name of the professor who teaches the course
  7. 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:

  1. Choose Anno Accademico 2015/2016 (Academic year 2015/2016)
  2. Choose sede di Milano (Milan campus)
  3. Choose the Faculty (Facoltà) you are interested in
  4. Choose Lingua Italiano (Italian Language)
  5. Click on Cerca
  6. 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.
  7. 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


Application Deadline

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

Academic Calendar

UCSC International Curriculum

Semester 1 (Fall 2015)

Arrival 1: August 31, 2015
Orientation 1: September 1-2-3, 2015
Italian pre-session intensive language course: September 7 – September 18, 2015

Arrival 2: September 14, 2015
Orientation 2: September 15-16-17, 2015
Beginning of classes: September 21, 2015
Fall Break: October 31, 2015 – November 2, 2015
Public Holidays: December 7-8, 2015
End of classes/exams: December 18, 2015

Semester 2 (Spring 2016)

Arrival 1: February 1, 2016
Orientation 1: February 2-3-4, 2016
Italian Pre-session Intensive: February 8 – February 19, 2016

Arrival 2: February 15, 2016
Orientation 2: February 16-17-18, 2016
Beginning of Classes: February 22, 2016
Spring Break (TBD): March 21 - March 28, 2016
Public Holidays: April 25, 2016
End of Classes/Exams: May 27, 2016

For a  day-to-day program of 2015/2016 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 2015)

Arrival 1: August 31, 2105
Orientation 1: September 1-2-3, 2015
Italian pre-session intensive language course: September 7 – September 18, 2015

Arrival 2: September 14, 2015
Orientation 2: September 15-16-17, 2015
Beginning of classes: September 21, 2015
Public Holidays: December 7-8, 2015
End of classes: December 23, 2015
Christmas Holidays: December 23, 2015 – January 6, 2016
Examination Session: January 7 – February 27, 2016

Semester 2 (Spring 2016)

Arrival 1: February 1, 2016
Orientation 1: February 2-3-4, 2016
Italian pre-session Intensive: February 8 - February 19, 2016

Arrival 2: February 15, 2016
Orientation 2: February 16-17-18, 2016
Beginning of classes: February 22, 2016
Spring Break: March 26 - April 1,2016
End of classes: June 1, 2016
Public Holidays: April 25, June 2 -3, 2016
Examination session: May 30 - July 22, 2016

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 read here information about pre-arrival and orientation in in Milan.

 

Italian Language and Culture Course


Please read here information about the Italian Language and Culture Course in Milan. 

 

Nomination and Application Process 


Please read here information about nomination and application process for exchange programs.

 

Housing


Please read here information about Housing in Milan.