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We invite you to study in the Italian capital of fashion, art, food, and architecture! This program allows you to select from a wide range of courses (in English!) offered in some of the most popular US majors: Communication, Design & Fashion, Economics, International Relations, Psychology, and more. Located near Milan's famous Duomo, this top-rated university offers you the chance to earn credit while exploring the city's vibrant urban culture, stunning architecture and historical roots.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Excursions

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

API Digital Badge Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to incoming college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all majors and areas of study
  • University Approval Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Feb 13, 2022 - May 28, 2022 $15,850 Nov 15, 2021 No Extension Nov 30, 2021
Fall Sep, 2022 - Dec, 2022 $15,850 Jun 1, 2022 No Extension Jun 15, 2022
Academic Year Sep, 2022 - May, 2023 TBD Jun 1, 2022 No Extension Jun 15, 2022

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Milan programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Lake Como

    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Como is a destination that has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries. Visitors will marvel at the spectacular views and exquisite natural scenery, in addition to nearby splendid villas adorned by lush gardens. Surrounded by the Alps, its banks host enchanting villages such as Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo and Menaggio.

  • Turin

    The elegant, aristocratic, industrious town of Turin gave the world its first commercial hard chocolate and Italy's most iconic car, the Fiat.

    Capital of the Kingdom of Italy until the end of the Second World War and a major European political center, Turin is a city rich in history and culture surrounded by the magnificent western Alpine arch.

    Home to some of the best universities in Italy and one of the most important Egyptian museums in the world, Turin is also very famous for its sophisticated culture and cuisine!

  • Venice & Venetian Islands

    Venice is one of the most well-known and romantic cities in the world. Famous for the canals and beautiful Piazza San Marco, the city welcomes visitors and scholars to explore its winding streets, walk the numerous bridges connecting section to section, and to soak up the magic of this city on the water. From the 13th to the 17th centuries, Venice was one of the most important cities in Europe. Its strategic location made Venice an important center of trade between the East and the West, and art and culture blossomed as well, leaving a legacy of amazing artistic and architectural treasures to discover throughout the winding streets and canals. During this trip, students will also visit the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano.

  • Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre, five villages hidden in little coastal inlets and clinging to the rocks overhanging the sea, are located near of the Ligure Riviera. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore form the heart of the National Park, proclaimed a monument to the heritage of mankind by UNESCO.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Verona

    Verona was home to most famous lovers in history: Romeo and Juliet (visitors can still find their famous balcony here). Today’s Verona has much more to offer than just references to Shakespeare, including the Roman Amphitheater (which is still used today for operas), the market at Piazza delle Erbe (once the Roman forum), and the medieval streets by the Adige river. Lake Garda is the biggest of the pre-Alpine lakes and the largest in Italy. The beauty of the countryside, the Mediterranean vegetation (vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards), and its mild climate make Lake Garda one of the most thriving health and tourist centers in the country. One can find remnants of many different historical periods in the cities and villages around the lake, such as Roman ruins, medieval churches and beautiful liberty villas.

  • Venice & Venetian Islands

    Venice is one of the most well-known and romantic cities in the world. Famous for the canals and beautiful Piazza San Marco, the city welcomes visitors and scholars to explore its winding streets, walk the numerous bridges connecting section to section, and to soak up the magic of this city on the water. From the 13th to the 17th centuries, Venice was one of the most important cities in Europe. Its strategic location made Venice an important center of trade between the East and the West, and art and culture blossomed as well, leaving a legacy of amazing artistic and architectural treasures to discover throughout the winding streets and canals. During this trip, students will also visit the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Lake Como

    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Como is a destination that has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries. Visitors will marvel at the spectacular views and exquisite natural scenery, in addition to nearby splendid villas adorned by lush gardens. Surrounded by the Alps, its banks host enchanting villages such as Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo and Menaggio.

  • Turin

    The elegant, aristocratic, industrious town of Turin gave the world its first commercial hard chocolate and Italy's most iconic car, the Fiat.

    Capital of the Kingdom of Italy until the end of the Second World War and a major European political center, Turin is a city rich in history and culture surrounded by the magnificent western Alpine arch.

    Home to some of the best universities in Italy and one of the most important Egyptian museums in the world, Turin is also very famous for its sophisticated culture and cuisine!

  • Venice & Venetian Islands

    Venice is one of the most well-known and romantic cities in the world. Famous for the canals and beautiful Piazza San Marco, the city welcomes visitors and scholars to explore its winding streets, walk the numerous bridges connecting section to section, and to soak up the magic of this city on the water. From the 13th to the 17th centuries, Venice was one of the most important cities in Europe. Its strategic location made Venice an important center of trade between the East and the West, and art and culture blossomed as well, leaving a legacy of amazing artistic and architectural treasures to discover throughout the winding streets and canals. During this trip, students will also visit the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano.

  • Verona

    Verona was home to most famous lovers in history: Romeo and Juliet (visitors can still find their famous balcony here). Today’s Verona has much more to offer than just references to Shakespeare, including the Roman Amphitheater (which is still used today for operas), the market at Piazza delle Erbe (once the Roman forum), and the medieval streets by the Adige river. Lake Garda is the biggest of the pre-Alpine lakes and the largest in Italy. The beauty of the countryside, the Mediterranean vegetation (vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards), and its mild climate make Lake Garda one of the most thriving health and tourist centers in the country. One can find remnants of many different historical periods in the cities and villages around the lake, such as Roman ruins, medieval churches and beautiful liberty villas.

  • Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre, five villages hidden in little coastal inlets and clinging to the rocks overhanging the sea, are located near of the Ligure Riviera. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore form the heart of the National Park, proclaimed a monument to the heritage of mankind by UNESCO.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Students will study at Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), one of the oldest universities in Milan with a large international/Erasmus community. UCSC has great industry connections for possible internship opportunities, especially in the areas of finance, fashion, and communication.

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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

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    Tommaso Bernardini

    Tommy will be your Resident Director in Milan and a resource for you while in Italy!
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Students normally enroll in 12-15 credits, primarily from the international student offer (about 30-40 classes per term) in English, although they are also able to direct enroll in classes from the full UCSC catalog, particularly in fully English degrees like Economics, Psychology, International Management and Communication. The courses will be integrated with other international students as well as local students.

CREDIT INFORMATION

UCSC is fully accredited in Italy and issues transcripts for all international students. Classes are all 6 ECTS (3 US semester credits).

Milan Course Catalog

Please click the link below to see current course offerings for this program!

Courses, syllabi, and more!

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Milan Course Catalog

Please click the link below to see current course offerings for this program!

Courses, syllabi, and more!

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Milan Course Catalog

Please click the link below to see current course offerings for this program!

Courses, syllabi, and more!

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Highlights
  • Study at the largest private university in Italy!
  • Classes in English

Students in Milan will be in shared, fully furnished API apartments. Bedroom options include single or double accommodation. These apartments will typically house 2-8 students, single gender or mixed. All apartments include wi-fi connection.