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ISEP Exchange - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Milan, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Best Fit Majors: Advertising, Art Education, Art History, Communication Studies, Design Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Fashion, Dress & Merchandising, Finance, International Studies, Journalism, Philosophy, Sociology, Theatre, Women's & Gender Studies, World Languages, Literature, & Linguistics Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Program Options: Exchange Credits Earned: 12+
Program Description:
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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Fast Facts

Milano, Italy (pop. 1.26 million)
Student Enrollment: 25,000
Language of instruction: Italian
Italian Course information
English Assisted Study (EASY) Program
Summer Program


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.

Program Type

Semester exchanges
ISEP-Direct academic year or semester programs

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
ISEP-Direct site for students from all member institutions.
Summer program available.

Program Dates

Semester 1: October to February; Semester 2: February to July. Students enrolled in the joint English and Italian program will finish in December unless they are also enrolled in 1-2 courses through a regular UCSC faculty.


Option 1: ISEP-Exchange and ISEP-Direct: Academic Immersion 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 Science (international relations, public relations & communication); Psychology; Sociology (social studies, social work).

Option 2: ISEP-Exchange and ISEP-Direct: English Assisted Study (EASY) Program.

Students may develop their Italian language skills through intensive classes and everyday use while also following Business, International Relations, and/or Italian culture courses in English.

Information and Course Descriptions
Business and International Relation courses descriptions

Some students at the intermediate level may wish to take a combination of 1 or 2 courses at UCSC's main campus and the rest through the EASY program.

Housing and Meals

The primary accommodation for ISEP students will be off-campus housing in apartments. Students receive a stipend to cover meals at the cafeteria or to prepare meals. Married student and family housing is not available.


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. Università Cattolica excels in the diverse study opportunities that it offers in the humanities as well as scientific fields. Through the courses offered, combined with strong research programs, the university values and promotes an interdisciplinary approach that helps students gain scientific knowledge in a responsible and autonomous fashion.

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. Total enrollment: 30,000.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.