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  • Locations: Milan, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Quick Facts:
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Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Minimum GPA: 2.75 VA Benefits Eligible: Yes
GEO Advisor: Meghan Ryan Likelihood of Placement: Highly Likely
SEU Aid Applies: Yes SEU or Transfer Credit: Transfer Credit
Program Brochure:

Overview

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Exchange in Milan, Italy

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Our full name may be Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, however we are affectionately known as Cattolica.
Our students and alumni feel fortunate to be part of a university with a recognized academic profile, one that is reflected by its academics, reputation, and global network.
At Cattolica your choices are endless. You will have the opportunity to study at our largest campus in Milan, or in our other sites located in Piacenza-Cremona, Brescia, and Rome.
Regardless of the campus, you can be sure to choose a course that's right for you and one that will enable you to develop your skills and qualities.
Cattolica puts you first. The professional academic staff believes in you and helps to connect your learning and desired career path.
Cattolica works continuously towards developing new and emerging programs. Become part of a contemporary reality, and embrace the new opportunities and options available to students. We welcome students from around the world, students whom during their stay call their new home 'my Cattolica..

 

Location

Milan, Italy

Milan is the main campus location for Sacro Cuore. Milan is the largest campus and it is located in the very heart of Milan, surrounded by tree-lined boulevards, piazzas, basilicas and parklands.

Milan, a city of culture and style. A living, vibrant city. And a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students from around the world to experience a contemporary education within an unforgettable place.
 

 
UCSC Lawn Milan Church
Courtyard at UCSC Milan campus Milan Cathedral
 

Academics

Academics

General:

  • Great fit for many SEU Majors! 
  • Business, International Business, ENSP, Global Studies, Communications, and more 
  • Options for General Education Requirements 

Courses at Host University:

International Curriculum found here

University Curriculum found here- students can take courses in the university curriculum as well as the International Curriculum, but it will be important to pay attention to dates and language of instruction in choosing these courses. 

Credit System:

Italy is on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
ECTS is a 2:1 with the US Credit system. 

Students need to be registered in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester to be considered full time. 

Pre-Approved Courses:

Check out the pre-approved course listing here.

 

Housing

Housing Options

Off-Campus Housing:
  • All housing is off-campus and organized through the MIL housing service.
  • View MIL information here
  • More on the MIL Service and Accommodation in Milan information here
 

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding

Budget Sheet:

In the above charts, select the budget sheet applying to the semester you are planning to study abroad. This is a budget sheet you can use in planning for your term abroad on your own and/or with your Financial Aid Advisor. Hint: You can download the budget sheet as an Excel file to manipulate the data for your own budget as well.

The budget sheet includes the basics and starting information you will need to understand what costs will generally apply to study abroad. For a more thorough budget template, refer to this template.

Note: All costs external to SEU are estimates and may vary depending on your program selection, personal selection of housing, airfare, and more. It is your responsibility to secure funding for your semester abroad and to communicate with Financial Aid using this budget sheet or whichever budget template you prefer to help plan how aid may or may not apply to study abroad.

Financial Aid:

Under Quick Facts above, there should be a note whether or not SEU Institutional Aid can apply to the program you are viewing.

All SEU Institutional Aid, Federal, and External Scholarships will apply to these programs during the semester. Tuition, Tech Fee, and International Insurance will be billed by St. Edward’s and aid will apply as it usually does in other semesters on campus. Housing and other expenses will be billed externally. Aid might support these costs, but consult your financial aid advisor to discuss specific application to you and your program.

Scholarships:

There are many scholarships available for study abroad programs.
 
  • GEOPAAS: Scholarship offered to SEU students with financial need. You will receive an email from GEO after program placement to encourage you to apply to this scholarship.

  • Lawson: Scholarship offered to SEU students studying abroad in Japan, including APU Dual Degree. You will receive an email from GEO after program placement to encourage you to apply to this scholarship.

  • Gilman: US State Department Scholarship offered to Pell Grant recipients. Fellowships Office on campus will co-advise on this application.

  • Boren: US State Department Scholarship offered to those interested in National Security work post-grad. Fellowships Office on campus will co-advise on this application.

  • Freeman Asia: External scholarship for students studying abroad in Asia. Fellowships Office on campus will co-advise on this application.
More Scholarships available on our website here.

Money in Country:

Euro 

Information on Cost of Living here. 
 

Application and Important Dates

Application and Important Dates

Requirements:

All programs have a minimum GPA of a 2.75. If you do not meet the minimum GPA, there is a petition process included in the application

Important Dates:

  Summer & Fall Spring
Pre-Decision Deadline March 1 October 1
Decision/Placement Date March 10 October 10
Post-Decision Deadline May 1 December 1
Pre-Departure Orientation Last Sunday of April Last Sunday of November
or First Sunday of December

How to get in:

Application to semester programs is an application and placement process.

Students will select their top three choice programs from the offered programs on the study abroad portal.

Students should then apply to their top choice program through the portal, noting within that application their second and third choice programs.

Within the top choice application, students should detail their reasoning for each program choice, explaining one’s academic, professional, personal, and extra-curricular goals as they relate to the program choice.

On the Decision Date (listed above) students will be offered placement into the available program if approved for study abroad. Students will then accept their placement and move into the Post-Decision phase of study abroad. Post-Decision includes program acceptance and preparation, both academically and personally, for the program abroad.

Advisor:

GEO Advisor for this program:

Meghan Ryan
Advising Hours: M, T, TH, F 9-11am; 1-3 W 1-4pm
Walk-In Hours: Wednesdays are strictly walk-ins, other hours listed above are appts. first, walk-ins welcome.
Make an advising appointment here.

 

Passport and Visa

Important Documents

Passport:

Visa:

All students who will study abroad are required to hold a passport valid for 6 months past the scheduled end of their study abroad program.

You will not be approved for a study abroad program without a valid passport. If you do not yet have a valid passport, you must apply for one immediately.

For information on applying or renewing passports go to the U.S. Department of State website.

If you are an international student, your home country passport must be valid for 6 months past the end of study abroad as well. Contact your international student advisor for specific information on maintaining your US student status while studying abroad.
The visa is the entry or residency permit that allows you to study or travel within the country of your destination. You are responsible for obtaining your visa and completing the application process for the visa.

Going to the US's State Department Website searching for your country, and looking at the "Entry, Exit, and Visa Requirements" section, you can find a link to the country's consulate where visa information will be found.

Information for Italy is located here for US Passport holders.

If you are an international student, you will need to research the process for the country of your citizenship to obtain a visa for the country of your intended study abroad.

The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad. This includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.