- Take classes in English and take an introductory Italian language course.
- Increase your understanding of the political, business, cultural, and artistic environment and heritage of Italy.
- Live with international students in an apartment in and around Milan.
Milan is located in northern Italy and is known as the business and fashion center of Italy. Milan has a
rich cultural and religious history. Enjoy activities in and around Milan such as fashion shows, ballets, operas, and cheering on the soccer teams. Universita Cattolica de Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is Italy's premier private university. The study abroad program is comprised of international students from all over the world. As a student at UCSC you will have access to a range of campus facilities and services including the international student center, health center, sport facilities, and international student association. The application deadline for Spring 2017 is October 16, 2016.
All courses are instructed in English. Students are required to take 1 pre-session Italian language and culture course and will continue to take Italian throughout the semester. Students will choose 4 academic courses from UCSC International Curriculum or UCSC University Academic Curriculum. The International Curriculum courses are for international study abroad students and are all taught in the same building. The University Curriculum courses are primarily taken by Italian students and considered upper level courses, students will need to stay into the beginning of June and January for finals. View courses by clicking the tabs on the right side of the UCSC webpage.
*Not all courses listed on the website are offered every semester. The final semester course list will be sent out by UCSC staff to students about 2-4 weeks before the semester start*
A typical semester abroad consists of 15-16 credits, 4 or 5 courses from the following areas:
Language Assistant Program
A part-time internship/service learning opportunity for students to be involved in the Italian community. Students will be able to take a couple of academic courses and combine them with this internship. The program includes an Italian language course, a workshop, in-class support and a final report: students will be asked to assist and help teachers in one elementary, middle or high schools. Students with any background can apply for this program. For more information visit the Language Assistant Program webpage.
The internship program gives students the opportunity to undertake a professional experience in a culturally-diverse environment as part of their academic curriculum. Internship placements are offered in the following areas: business, supply chain, accounting and finance, marketing, consulting, banking, legal services, translation, editing, and communication. Complete either a full time or part time internship. There are not a lot of English speaking internships so students interested will need to start the application process early. For more information visit the internship program webpage.
UCSC works in collaboration with MIL Service to offer students access to off-campus apartments. The apartments are fully furnished with wireless internet connection, kitchenware, utilities, and a cleaning service. Most students share an apartment with three or four students.
Students will pay Concordia tuition and the cost of housing in Milan. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. Make an appointment with a study abroad advisor to fill out a cost estimate form.
Program Fee: $15,095
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $3,200
Estimated Total Cost: $18,295
Compare this program cost to CSP's cost of attendance. The estimated total does not factor in CSP Scholarship and financial aid. It is possible to use financial aid for this study abroad program. Plan to meet with your financial aid counselor to see how financial aide can apply to study abroad.
What's included in the program fee?
- Study Abroad Administration fee
- Personalized Advising
- Pre-departure orientation
- Visa guidance
- Airport pick-up service
- On-site support
- Transcript issuance
- Re-entry support
What's not included?
- International insurance
- Books and class materials
- Personal expenses
- Additional travel
A passport valid for 6 months beyond the end of the program is required. Additionally, an Italian visa is required for participation on the program. Talk to your study abroad advisor for assistance with the visa application.
“I’m glad I went all the places and met all the people that I did, and I would recommend it to anyone. Just from the experience of putting yourself in a new country surrounded by new people, you are guaranteed to learn so many things. I think my favorite part was being able to experience other cultures firsthand, and almost feel like a local in Milan by the time I left. The hardest part was leaving, but at least I can look forward to visiting some of the friends I made and hopefully returning to visit Italy some day!”
– Amanda Pesta, Spring 2017