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This program is designed for students who wish to complete elective courses in English while studying in the Italian capital of fashion, art, food, and architecture! Students attending this top-ranked university can select from a wide range of courses offered in some of the most popular US majors: Communication, Design & Fashion, Economics, International Relations, Psychology, and more. Located 5 minutes from Milan's famous Duomo, the university is ideally situated to offer students the chance to explore Milan's vibrant urban culture and historical roots just outside its doors.

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation



Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

API Digital Badge Program

View all opportunities and amenities

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

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.

  • 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 cuisine!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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Students normally take 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.


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  

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.