Study at a local university in Milan, Italy's second largest city. Take classes alongside Italian and international students, in either English or Italian.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
This program allows you to directly enroll in courses at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. You will choose courses from a wide range of fields at the university, taught either in English or Italian. The program is well suited to students seeking an affordable, integrated Italian university experience.
Milan has historical roots, but is also a hub of business, fashion and so much more.
You can choose to live in a single room in a residence hall, or a shared room in a student apartment. Whichever you choose, your housing will be organized before you depart. There is no meal plan; you can prepare meals in your apartment, or eat at local restaurants and cafes. Housing is guaranteed for students who apply by the deadline.
University extra-curricular clubs and organizations offer numerous activities and excursions throughout the semester. Joining a student club is a great way to meet new friends, including local Italians. Optional excursions are available for an additional cost. Information on these activities will be shared with you as part of your orientation when you arrive in Milan.
Faculty and staff at the University Cattolica del Sacro Coure are accessible and supportive. You will work closely with the International Office at UCSC before and during your experience abroad.
The International Office organizes an orientation for study abroad students upon arrival to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life. At this orientation you will receive information about campus facilities and support services, clubs and societies, and the Italian educational system.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Various levels|
15 credits per semester
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers a wide variety of courses in two different tracks. You are allowed to take courses on either or both tracks while you are in Milan.
Enroll in an Italian language pre-session class to get a jump start on your langauge learning.
Classes in the International Curriculum are all in English, are designed for international students, and will have a similar academic structure to a class you might take in the US. You will register for these classes as part of your pre-departure process.
Classes in the University Curriculum are designed for Italian students, and will consist of mostly Italian students. On this track, there are courses available in English and Italian. If you want to take classes in Italian, you must have taken the equivalent of 4 semesters of college level Italian, and have received a B average or higher. Classes on this track will be in the Italian academic structure, and your registration will take place after you arrive.
NOTE: Economics and Management courses offered on the University Curriculum are scheduled on a quarter system. Contact the Learning Abroad Center if you are interested in these courses for more information.
For more tips on difference in terminology and finding course information, go to Finding Course Information for Host Universities.
This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Fall 2021||Late August to mid-December||May 1, 2021|
|Spring 2022||Early February to end of May||Oct 1, 2021|
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
The Total Program Fee reflects the host university’s international tuition rate converted into US dollars, plus the Learning Abroad Center’s adminstrative fee and required UofM international health insurance.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||Crookston Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Dates page for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in Italy|
|Track Name||Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore|
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
All students, both UofM and Non-UofM should use this apply button if applying for a program Fall 2021 or beyond (academic year, winter break etc.). You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist.
Upon initial review of your application, the Learning Abroad Center will send you a link to the Cattolica's online application system. Create an account there, and upload the items requested. These items include but are not limited to:
Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toWhitney Westley Fisher or call at 612.625.8827.