Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (also known as UCSC, UNICATT or simply Cattolica) is the largest Catholic university in the world and boasts an impressive national network with five campuses in Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Brescia and Rome. The university is esteemed for its academic excellence, integrated in the European tradition as a place of cultural formation.
The Milan campus is located on hallowed turf. Developed around the original site of a monastery, the campus is in the very heart of the city. Home to over 20,000 students, the Doric and Ionic cloisters provide a haven within a busy city, which is a global and national hub of business and culture.
Boston College students study on USCS's Milan campus. All students are required to take an Italian language course prior to the beginning of semester. They then take a mix of courses from the USCS catalog, including those offered specifically for international students, as well as those available to all UCSC students. More details about academics are found below.
Largo Agostino Gemelli, 1
20123 Milano MI, Italy
Italian Language: The intensive course is held before the beginning of each semester. The semester course runs throughout the semester and in conjunction with other academic coursework.
University Academic Curriculum (in English): Includes courses in economics & management, banking & finance, arts management and humanities, foreign languages, international relations & global affairs, statistical and actuarial sciences and innovation & technology management.
University Academic Curriculum (in Italian): Includes courses in economics, banking & finance, law, foreign languages, literature, political science, psychology, and education.
Semester 1 (Fall): End of August to December
Semester 2 (Spring): Beginning of February to end of May
Accommodations & Meals
UCSC offers accommodation options via a third party provider, MIL Service. Students are housed in off-campus apartment or a single residence hall room with a bathroom. All residences include wireless internet connection, utilities (water & electricity), a cleaning service, basic cable television and kitchenware.
In addition to cooking on their own, students may choose to use the university campus cafeteria, where they have access to the student discounted rate of approximately €7.70 (full meal) or €5.00 (lunch meal). Additionally, there are many food options in the city, at a variety of price points.
Internships & Extracurricular Activities
A buddy program is aimed at creating an opportunity for inbound international students to meet domestic students in order to help them get the most out of their cultural and social life during their study abroad experience. Additionally, students may opt to participate in social and cultural events which are organized by the Erasmus Student Network (ESM).
UCSC offers internships for students who wish to undertake a professional experience in a culturally diverse environment as part of their academic curriculum.