The 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.
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.
Semester 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.
Option 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 Meals
The 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.
The 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.
programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.
programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.
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