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UCSC Milan - Semester or Year Abroad


Overview

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this program in Italy with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

 

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General information applicable to all Semester and Year Abroad Programs:

Use the left-hand navigation for information specific to this program.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Milan, Italy’s premier private university, has introduced a program of university courses taught in English available to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students. For the first time in Italy, international study abroad students may enroll in a comprehensive Italian university and receive their education in English. The semester courses delivered in English are designed for students who want to increase their understanding of the political, business, cultural and artistic environment and heritage of Italy.

 

The program comprises of courses that define Italy’s role within the European Union as well as her relationship with non-European countries. Students who are fluent in Italian can enroll in Italian-taught courses across a variety of disciplines.

 

Once a semester, the UCSC International Relations Office organizes a weekend excursion. Locations will vary per semester and will highlight the treasures of Northern Italian culture such as Padova, Parma, Arezzo or Sienna. Students will discover the sights, sounds and tastes (architecture, wine tasting, culinary specialties, and much more) of particular Northern Italian regions.

 

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), founded in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, is one of the most comprehensive and complete higher education institutions in Italy. UCSC 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.

 

 

 

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Location

UCSC offers international students the opportunity to take exciting classes while experiencing one of Italy’s most popular cities, known for its fast-growing industries, including fashion, media, and finance, as well as its fascinating historical sites coupled with all the amenities of modern city life.

Located in the city center of Milan, the UCSC campus is within walking distance of many of Milan’s historical, cultural, and religious sites: the Duomo, Santa Maria delle Grazie (Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper), Castello Sforzesco, and many more.

Additionally, public transportation (bus, tram, metro, train) is easily accessible in the surrounding areas for travel to more remote locations within the city.

 

 

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Academic Highlights

 

 

All UCSC courses in English are 44 contact hours per semester and are worth 3 US credits (6 ECTS). The English taught courses follow a U.S. academic calendar and are therefore adequate for students wanting to study in Italy in the fall or spring. A student may enroll in a minimum of four courses per semester.

 

Business and Economics

  • International Financial Markets
  • Strategic Management of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • The Italian Economy: Economic Miracles and Malaise
  • Business, Government and the Global Economy 
  • The Political Economy of European Integration
  • The Globalization of Finance: Management of Risks and Returns

A number of advanced Economics and Finance courses may be available to business/finance majors.

 

Italy in Europe and the World

  • The European Union in the World: A Superpower in the Making?
  • The Political Economy of the European Union
  • International Relations and the Middle East: A Comparative European Perspective 

 

The Business of Artistic Excellence

  • From B-movies Dusk to Hollywood Dawn: the Italian Roots of Quentin Tarantino's Filmography
  • Methods of Illusion: la mise-en-scéne from drama to fiction and visual arts
  • A Descent into Hell: Virtues and Vices in Renaissance Italian Literature from Dante to Machiavelli

 

New Trends & Communications

  • Total Business Communication: An integrated approach to Corporate Marketing
  • Media and the City: the Social Impact of Media on Gender and Behavior
  • Luxury You Must Afford: Visual Communication and Persuasion in Fashion and Luxury Goods 
  • Media, Communication, Identity: a Socio-semiotic Approach
  • Body, Fashion and Identity: New Spectacles and Spaces
  • Coolhunting: Spotting Trends in Fashion and Cultural Consumption

 

History

  • Contemporary European History: from the Clash of Totalitarianisms to European Integration
  • History and Geoeconomy - China's Economic Development*

 

Social Sciences and Law

  • Work and Organizational Psychology*
  • Training through Drama for Work*
  • Globalization and Socio-economic Cooperation*
  • Applied Criminology*
  • Victimology*
  • Transnational Commercial Law*

 

*These courses run on the Italian Academic Calendar (Fall: late September to February, Spring: late February - July)

 

Italian Language and Culture Course

UCSC offers each semester Italian Language and Culture courses at all levels (beginners to advanced) either as a pre-session or semester course. Students may also opt to take both.

 

The Italian Language and Culture pre-session is 50 contact hours and is worth 5 ECTS or about 3-4 U.S. credits.

The Italian Language and Culture semester course is offered during the academic semester and is 40 contact hours, worth 3 ECTS or 3 U.S. credits.

 

 

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Housing

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and UCSC work with a housing service located on campus that places students in shared apartments across the city or in an off-campus residence near the university. The apartments include wireless Internet connections, utilities (water and electricity), cleaning service, basic cable television, and are fully furnished including extra amenities such as a DVD player, television set, and kitchenware.

 

Homestays are not available at this time, but may be in the future. 

 

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University Services

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.

 

 

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Orientation

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

Exciting excursions and activities

A chance to meet other students

Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area. Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>
 

University Orientation

In addition to the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program, all students will participate in a university specific orientation.

Upon arriving in Milan, the International Relations Office will host several Welcome Day Orientations. Through these events, students will gain invaluable insight into the particulars of attaining a Permesso di Soggiorno (Residency Permit), the ATM monthly pass for public transit, information regarding registration and enrolment in courses, and other useful information regarding the city of Milan and the UCSC campus.

Students will be taken on a tour of the campus and surrounding areas and will be familiarized with campus facilities such as the cafeterias and library. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the ESN and ESEG student staffs as well as have an opportunity to meet fellow international students who will be experiencing similar problems and anxieties about adapting to a new city, country, and culture.

 

 

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Scholarships Available

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad strives to offer the most reasonable abroad fees to Europe.  To further enhance the affordability of the semester/year study abroad programs, we encourage you to apply for scholarships through all available scholarship sources.  Learn more about our scholarship opportunities

Get Involved Abroad

Extracurricular Activities

As a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad participant, you will be directly enrolled as a student in the university abroad. This allows you to take advantage of every opportunity to be culturally integrated in the campus environment and culture by participating in university activities with resident students. Living in Milan provides a myriad of exciting activities in which to participate. With such a rich cultural and religious history there are no shortages of fascinating sites to visit in Milan, such as the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco, the Navigli, the Cimitero Monumentale, and many more. For sports fans, Stadio San Siro (Stadio Giuseppe Meazza), home to both AC Milan and Internazionale Milan, provides an intense and famous venue to attend soccer matches. Restaurants, bars, and night clubs also can easily be found throughout the city ensuring enjoyable night-life activities any day of the week. During the months of Spring and Autumn fashion shows are prominent in the city and La Scala Opera House hosts yearlong ballets, operas, and plays for those seeking a more elegant way to spend the nights.

 

Furthermore, Milan’s positioning in northern Italy allows for day/weekend trips to cities such as Genova, Venice, Torino, and Verona, ski trips to the Alps, visits to beautiful Lake Como, or hiking in Cinque Terre. Access to both the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ligurian Sea to the west provide equally magnificent opportunities to see the Italian coastline.

 

At UCSC there are two prominent students organizations, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Exchange Student Erasmus Guide (ESEG), working to assist all international students studying at UCSC. These associations often organize trips to the many sites within Milan as well as the surrounding areas, giving students the opportunity to experience these in the comfort of well-organized and informative excursions. Additionally, ESN and ESEG can assist student athletes interested in joining club teams at UCSC.

 

Community Involvement

Getting involved abroad can enable you to meet local students, make a meaningful connection with your campus and community, and enhance your study abroad experience. Your coordinator will connect you with local resources if you wish to volunteer for community projects through your host university. It is important for you to find the right combination of academic, cultural, and leisure activities in order to take full advantage of international learning and cultural immersion.

 

All students are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities at or near their campus, where permitted under host-country immigration regulations. Service learning is an integral piece of a well-rounded education, and we support students’ efforts to integrate into the local culture through volunteer activities. Students are provided with information on volunteer opportunities on campus or within the community during the orientation and preparation process.

 

Examples of how you can get involved in the community:

A central source of information for charities and non-profit organizations in Milan and across Italy who are seeking volunteers to assist with their efforts. Find a good match to your interests, skills and time available while abroad! http://www.charity-charities.org/Italy-charities/Milan.html

 

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Special Programs/Excursions

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

Exciting excursions and activities

A chance to meet other students

Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area. Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>
 

Discovery Activities

Planned Excursions & Events

Our in-country resident staff arranges scheduled activities with students throughout the year. Activities are optional and designed to explore the five key areas of discovery: academic, social, personal, cultural, and professional. These are not just visits to tourist attractions. For example, these are activities such as networking opportunities, local festivals, gallery openings, and other similar events that you can’t find in a travel book. These activities will truly enhance your experience.

On-Going Activities

Your exploration of the culture, the academics, the people, and yourself is what will truly enhance your experience. Through the Discovery Model, our in-country staff will provide you with advice and recommendations for other types of activities you can undertake in order achieve your individual goals.

 

Other Trips and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on in your semester. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>

Enhance Your Experience Online

Global Citizen Development

Global CitizensThe new Global Citizen Development modules are online learning components designed to help you explore your study abroad destination and experience at a whole new level. These modules are not mandatory; however, we strongly encourage your participation as they will introduce you to the opportunities and challenges you may encounter when participating in a study abroad program, as well as expose you to cultural insights and knowledge about your host country to help make your program abroad even more successful and fulfilling. Through the 3 modules, you will refine your skills in cross-cultural observation, adaptation, and communication.  

Course Catalog

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, select Courses/Subjects to view the specific course options.

 

Tips: For advice on navigating the university’s course catalog, use the Selecting Courses link. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information through the Grade Conversion.

 

If you have any questions about course availability, please contact studyabroad@globalinksabroad.org.  

 

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Photo Slideshow

 

Watch a short slideshow of photos of the UCSC Milan campus and the city of Milan.

 

Ask Our Alumni

Ever wonder what it's like to live in Europe? Are you having trouble finding the right university for you? Speak to students that were already there! They are truly experts on their universities and cities, and want to help you go abroad too.


Email studyabroad@globalinksabroad.org with your name, email, and your specific program of interest and we'll email you with the contact details for one of our 20,000 alumni!


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Fees

UCSC Milan Fall 2014 Semester
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *$10,160.00
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,000.00
Housing with MealsApproximately $6,000 - $6,500
Housing without MealsApproximately $4,500 - $5,000
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount


Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear 
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

  • Multi-day on-site Bridging Cultures Program
  • Local Discovery Activities hosted by on-site Resident Coordinator
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • HTH Worldwide health insurance protection
  • Alumni opportunities, including professional ambassador program
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Exclusive Career-Building Alumni Institute (add-on option)

Additional Housing Fee

Housing amenities are generally:

  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



 

 



Dates

Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 
Fall 2014 Semester - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 1, 2014
Start DateSeptember 2, 2014
End DateDecember 13, 2014
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
Fall 2014 Full Academic Year - FallApplication Deadline: April 15, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 1, 2014
Start DateSeptember 2, 2014
End DateMay 12, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
Spring 2015 Semester - SpringApplication Deadline: October 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureJanuary 24, 2015
Start DateJanuary 25, 2015
End DateMay 10, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1April 1, 2015 - April 12, 2015
Mid Semester Break #2 -

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level (sophomore or higher). Students with a lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information. Applicants who wish to take regular academic courses taught in Italian must have a minimum of 4 semesters of college level Italian instruction.

Required GPA: 3.00

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team


Program Manager
Jeanne Marion-Damgaard
jmariondamgaard@globalinksabroad.org
1-800-980-0033 x 133

Program Assistant
Graham Cruise
gcruise@globalinksabroad.org


Resident Director
Robin Buck
rbuck@globalinksabroad.org


Resident Coordinator
Luca Garotti
RCMilan@globalinksabroad.org

Free Excursion

The UCSC International Relations Office organizes a weekend excursion once a semester. Locations will vary per semester and will highlight the treasures of Northern Italian culture such as Padova, Parma, Arezzo or Sienna. Students will discover the sights, sounds and tastes (architecture, vineyards, culinary specialties, and much more) of particular Northern Italian regions.