Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Summer)
Università Cattolica's summer programs are ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context.
Students will be able to choose from the following different areas listed below and combine them in a 2, 4, 6 or 8 week session. Students can select only one course per session
Language of instruction:
All courses will be taught in English
Contact hours & credits: Each 2 week session:
45 contact hour per session / 3 US credits each course
In addition to the courses, students will have the option to join extra-curricular activities, and trips to various Italian regions.
Founded in 1921, the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)
offers students the chance to study with other international students from around the world. Although UCSC is a Catholic university, there are no religious requirements or obligations.
Università Cattolica’s summer programs are ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context. Students will be able to choose from the following different areas listed below and combine them in a 4 or 6-week session.
Visit the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website at: UCSC Summer Program
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a 2.75 GPA are eligible to participate. Students with lower GPAs may be allowed to apply; please consult with us. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. No prior study of Italian is required.
Students must have a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond their anticipated departure date from Italy.
Please click here for more information regarding the summer 2018 courses.
UCSC Italian language and culture courses and the regular UCSC courses taught in Italian are graded using the Italian Grading System which ranges from 18/30 to 30/30. EASY program courses (taught in English) are letter graded, following the U.S. grading system.?
UCSC grade/U.S. equivalent
29-30 = A
28 = A-
25-26 = B
24 = B-
23 = C+
21-22 = C
20 = C-
19 = C
0-18 = E (failing)
General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
UAlbany hosts a general study abroad orientation on the Albany campus during the semester prior to participation on the program. Once in Milan, on-site support is provided by the staff of the International Relations Office at UCSC. UCSC hosts a 'Welcome Day' orientation program for international students upon arrival in Milan as well.
Read through the UCSC International Student Guide for more information about the services provided by the International Relations Office at UCSC: UCSC International Student Guide
Università Cattolica can provide accommodation through Milano International Living Service (MIL Service) should students request it. Through a dedicated, team-oriented approach, MIL Service is committed to providing every student with the best residential experience. Their young and professional team is what makes the service competitive within the housing market since they understand the students' needs and respond with a quick and concrete solution. Find out more from www.milservice.com
Options available for the Summer Program:
Due to possible overlap with other ongoing programs, not all housing options may be available, however MIL Service will make the most appropriate placement according to your request and needs.
Milan Housing Options: shared flats (double room) off campus OR dorm (private room) off campus
Depending on the option chosen, the cost may include: wireless internet connections, utilities (water and electricity), a cleaning service, basic cable television, plus extra amenities such as a DVD player, TV, and kitchenware. The cost includes breakfast.
Check-in date: the Monday before the starting of the courses (from 10am).
Check-out date: the Saturday after the end of the courses (by 12 am).
Should students wish to arrive before the check-in date or extend their stay beyond the official check-out date, they will be responsible in finding alternative housing solutions independently. MIL Service will not be able to accommodate any special move-in or move-out requests.
For additional information visit: UCSC Housing
Click here to see summer 2018 costs: ITA_Milan_SUM 18.pdf
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
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