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UK Exchange: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (ISEP Exchange)
Milan, Italy (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||UK applicants only|
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|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Business, Business Law, Classics, Communication, Economics, Education, Finance, French Language, German Language, History, Integrated Strategic Communication, International Relations, International Studies, Italian Language, Italian Studies, Kinesiology, Law, Library & Information Science, Literature, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish Language, Spanish Studies, Theater|
|Course Language:||English, Italian||Minimum Language Requirement:||Varies|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Residence Hall||Eligibility:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Student Type:||Undergraduate students only|
|Advisor:||Ted Strohmeier||UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Milano, Italy (pop. 1.26 million)Language of instruction: Italian
Student Enrollment: 25,000
Student Enrollment: 25,000
Italian Course information
English Assisted Study (EASY) Program
LocationThe 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 TypeSemester 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 DatesSemester 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.
ProgramsOption 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 MealsThe 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.
ProfileThe 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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Students must be in possession of a valid passport at the time of application to this program.
Students will earn transfer credit from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to ISEP. For the ISEP application, contact the UK EA advisor (see contact information below).
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in Room 106 of Bowman's Den, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. passport holders must obtain a visa for entry into Italy for programs of longer than 90 days. Please consult the website of the Consulate of Italy in Detroit or your Education Abroad Advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain a visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Mr. Ted Strohmeier, Interim EA Exchanges Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2016||04/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2016-2017||04/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.