Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Summer Program

Summer Session


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers a summer session for students wanting to make the most of a summer in Italy while receiving credits for courses in a variety of topics. Students can take courses in business; media and communications; or Italian language and culture on the Milan campus. Agribusiness and food science courses are offered on the Piacenza campus.

Milan, Italy

Language of Instruction: English

Summer Programs

Summer Programs Flyer


ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students


Students will be able to choose from the following different areas listed below and combine them to create either a 4 week program or a 6 week program.

Session A:

Business (Milan Campus) : Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Media and Communications (Milan Campus): New Frontiers in Brand Communication and Consumer Engagement OR Television, Advertising and Music: the Italian Approach to the Media
Italian Language and Culture (Milan Campus): Beginner OR Elementary Italian
Agribusiness and Food Sciences (Piacenza Campus): The Global Wine Market: Trends and Strategies

Session B:

Business (Milan Campus): Social and Eco Entrepreneurship in Italy
Media and Communications (Milan Campus): Sustainable Food and Green Communication: a New Marketing Perspective
Italian Language and Culture (Milan Campus): Beginner OR Elementary Italian
Agribusiness and Food Sciences (Piacenza Campus): Food Production

Session C:

Business (Milan Campus): Entrepreneurial Finance
Media and Communications (Milan Campus): From Taste to Glamour: Luxury Goods and Fashion Brands in a Visual Culture
Italian Language and Culture (Milan Campus): Elementary Italian

Please note: Students can select only one course per session. All students have the option to add the Survival Italian Language Course to their selected program.

Contact hours & credits:

    • Each 2 week session: Monday to Friday / 45 contact hour per session / 3 US credits each course
    • Extra/optional Survival Italian Language Course: 12 contact hour per session / non credit-bearing


Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies are eligible.

International students who are non-native speakers of English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or an IELTS score of 6.


Session A: Mid June – Late June, 2016
Session B: Late June – Mid July, 2016
Session C: Mid July – Late July , 2016


April 1, 2016


4 week: $5,700- $6,700
6 week: $7,500- $8,500
Includes tuition and housing.


Students live in shared apartments off campus. Meals are not included, but Milan has many fine cafés and restaurants.


In addition to the courses, students will have the option to join extra-curricular activities, and trips to various Italian regions.


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. It values and promotes an interdisciplinary approach that helps students gain scientific knowledge in a responsible and autonomous fashion through courses and strong research programs.


The historic city of Milan is the capital of Lombardy in the central Po Valley, Italy's richest, most populated, and most economically active region. Milan is known as one of the world capitals of fashion and also hosts a wealth of monuments, palaces, churches, and museums.


Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application :

Participant Profile: REQUIRED
Host Request List:
º Placement: SELECT "Summer"
º Site: SELECT "ISEP Direct"
º Country: SELECT "Italy"
º Institution: SELECT "Università Cattolica del Sacro"
º Program Type: SELECT "four week" or "six week"
Course Request List: Choose from the courses listed above, enter your preferred courses under Course Name and click the disc icon.
Language Proficiency: Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? SELECT "No."
Personal Statement: REQUIRED
Academic References: NOT REQUIRED
Transcript: REQUIRED

How To List This Four Week Option:
• Sacro Cuore Summer Program- ISEP Direct: Sessions A & B OR
• Sacro Cuore Summer Program- ISEP Direct: Sessions B & C
How To List This Six Week Option:
• Sacro Cuore Summer Program- ISEP Direct: Sessions A, B & C

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