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Be among the lucky students who get to study at the world famous Rome campus of Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)—the largest private medical school in Italy (and all of Europe)! Enroll in courses in English covering global health and health systems to complement any pre-health degree plan. Learn from renowned faculty-practitioners who specialize in cutting edge fields such as medical humanities, bioethics, medical anthropology and other interdisciplinary areas.

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




Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

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

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to rising sophomores to seniors
  • Completed API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jun 8, 2023 - Jul 8, 2023 $7,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

API students participate in 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 Rome 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.

What You’ll Study

Enroll in Europe's largest private medical school with students from around the world. This program welcomes all health/pre-health majors, including: public health, nursing, biology, psychology, biochemistry, and more! Some helpful pre-requisites to have for this program include introduction to statistics as well as some familiarity with introductory epidemiology.

  • Kelly Kennedy

    Kelly Kennedy

    Kelly Kennedy will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program!


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    Alessio Balduini

    Alessio Balduini will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.


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    Matteo Berni

    Matteo will be your Resident Director in Tuscania and a resource for you while you are in Italy!


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    Rachel Bianchi

    Rachel will be a Resident Director in Rome and a resource for you while you are in Italy!


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Learn from renowned faculty-practitioners who specialize in cutting edge fields such as medical humanities, bioethics, medical anthropology, and other interdisciplinary areas.

Courses at UCSC Rome Campus (Summer Health and Human Services)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Students will be provided shared, fully furnished API apartments of approximately 2-8 students. Single or double accommodation is possible. Wifi is included.

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