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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Year
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer, Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2019-2020 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Program Category: Internship abroad, Study abroad
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:
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View and download a brochure here: Università Cattolica Flyer

About Università Cattolica:
Our full name may be Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, however we are affectionately known as Cattolica. The professional academic staff believes in you and helps to connect your learning and desired career path. Here's a quick look at our campus in Milan:
  • Developed around the original site of a monastery, our Milan campus is in the very heart of the city.
  • Total of 8 Schools: Economics, Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Humanities, Education, Psychology, Political and Social Sciences, Law, Foreign Languages and Literature.
  • Home to over 27,000 students, our Doric and Ionic cloisters provide a haven of peace and grace within a city which offers an abundance of food, history, heritage and choice. Milan is Italy’s commercial heart.
  • Yet the city itself is a place of Cathedrals and Basilicas, galleries and museums, fortresses and canals, shops and restaurants, parklands and streetscapes.
Tuition and fees are paid to UMass Lowell. Room and Board and other expenses will be paid to the host institution or other arrangement. 

How to Apply:

Applicants must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a scale of 4.0. Students must have also completed a minimum of two terms of undergrad. UMass Lowell students should first complete the UMass Lowell application process by clicking "Apply Now" on this site. Once approved for participation, students will be guided through the necessary application to the host university, as well as all the other steps to complete the Pre-Depature and Post-Departure components of their application. The deadlines for student exchange applications are March 15 for Summer Sessions and the Fall Semester, and October 15 for the Spring Semester and the Winter Session.
  • Applicants for UCSC coursework in Italian are required to have a good knowledge of the language (B2 level is recommended) and must provide an Italian Language Proficiency Report.
If students ever have any questions, they can always reach us with their inquiries by email at studyabroad@uml.edu or by phone at 978-934-4660, and they can find us located on the third floor of University Crossing, Suite 370.

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Why Study in Milan?
  • Milan is living and vibrant as a city of culture and style!
  • It is the largest campus an it is located in the very heart of Milan, surrounded by tree-lined boulevards, piazzas, basilicas and parklands.
  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students from around the world to experience a contemporary education within an unforgettable place.
Learn more about USCS's Milan Campus.
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Student Life:
Milan is a beautiful, cultured and dramatic city, offering a multitude of features and an equal number of opportunities for international students to develop their academic and professional careers. Cattolica students can breathe and live the energy of a business-centered city life right at the central campus doorstep while surrounded by numerous opportunities to get involved on campus, such as:
  • “Note d’inChiostro”: A musical community offered to all students and international students the possibility to follow a music-cultural itinerary.
  • Erasmus Student Network (ESN): A student association that welcomes you in Milan upon arrival, during the Orientation Events, and will assist you throughout the semester/year.
  • Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS): Offers incredible sports and exercise facilities
    • 11 division teams
    • A number of fitness courses that are open to any student at any level
    • Also provides the opportunity to join team sports, such as volleyball and basketball
Learn more about Student Services in Milan and Having Fun in Milan.

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Housing: 
Cattolica's student housing options are as numerous as they are varied. International students looking for accommodation in apartments can check: 
  • Milano International Living Service (MIL Service): You may select a housing solution through the MIL Service which offers single or shared rooms in a residence hall off-campus or fully furnished apartments with wireless internet connections, utilities (water and electricity), a cleaning service, basic cable television, plus extra amenities such as a kitchenware.
  • The University Housing Announcement Board: Whether you live in our on-campus dorms or in an apartment community, you are sure to have one of the most exciting and memorable times of your life.The average cost of accommodation in Milan is from €2,700 to €3,900 per semester.
  • Temporary Accommodation: Here are the links to some hostels in Milan nearby Cattolica main campus:
    www.ostellobello.com/
    www.hotel-bb.com/it/hotel/milano-san-ambrogio.htm
    You can also refer to this hostel-booking platform: www.italian.hostelworld.com
Learn more about Accomodation in Milan.

Academics
At Cattolica your choices are endless! In the renowned QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, Cattolica’s ascendency placed the University in formidable company, with every discipline ranked in the top 200 in the world, or higher. At our Milan campus we offer an impressive range of innovative programs in the fields of:
  • Business and Economics
  • International Relations
  • Italian Culture: Literature, Theater, Cinema, Music and Philosophy 
  • Fashion and Design 
  • Media, Communications, Sociology and Psychology
The courses within the UCSC International Curriculum will be mainly offered on a semester basis (both Spring and Fall); however, as changes may occur, applicants will be advised on the effective and definitive list of courses available two months before the semester starts. The courses bear the equivalent of 3 U.S. Credits, however within the European Exchange framework these same courses have the value of 6 ECTS. The conversion from US or ECTS credits to your credit system is defined by UMass Lowell. Academic Year
  • Fall Semester: Starts around mid-September and classes/exams about a week before Christmas.
  • Spring Semester: Starts around mid-February and classes/exams finish at the end of break. 
Note: Both semesters include public holidays and a break in each term. Students studying abroad for a semester may need a Visa; if one is required for the program, the Office of Study Abroad will help students with the Visa process. 
  • Winter Session: Run for 2-3 weeks. 
  • Summer Programs: Students can select the duration of their program for a 2,3,4,5,6,8 or 10 week session.
Note: Short-term programs (winter and summer) only offer courses in the fields of: Business, Marketing and Communication, and International Relations.

Resources
Study Abroad at Milan
Student Services in Milan

Useful Information About Life in Milan