International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Business, Communications & Italian Culture -Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) offers a variety of courses related to Business, Communications, Economics, Fashion & Design, International Relations, Italian Language & Culture, Media, and Sociology.

Program Highlights:

  • In the Semester/Year 1A programs, students take a 2-week pre-session Italian language course.
  • Students interested in the Language Teaching Assistant Program must apply for Semester/Year 1A. Students will enroll in the Teaching Workshop and English Teaching Practicum worth a combined 6 semester credits.
  • Students interested in taking courses with locals (available in English and Italian) should apply for the Semester/Year 2 program.
Academic Details:
  • Students will enroll in a total of 12-15 semester credits per semester
  • Courses are taught in English (except for Italian language courses).
  • No Italian language experience is required for this program. Students who have not taken Italian language are strongly encouraged to choose language as one of their courses on this program.
  • Language level will be determined by a placement exam issued by UCSC.
  • All courses are taught by local university faculty.
  • Some courses may require additional fees.
  • Classmates are international students.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have already completed two semesters of college by the program start date.

Students must be at least 18 years old by the program start date.

Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75 may be considered for acceptance. They must also submit one letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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