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Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore International Summer School
Milan, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore International Summer School

Location: Milan, Italy
Program dates: 26 June - 6 July / 10  - 20 July 2018
Note: dates vary by course.
Application deadline: 15 April 2018
Duration: 2 - 4 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

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Program Description
Università Cattolica's summer programs are an ideal way to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context relevant to your study area. The program delivers topics in a practical and theoretical context and includes site/company visits that are closely related to the course. 

View full program details on the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language:  Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Business, marketing, International relations, cultural studies, agribusiness and food sciences.
Credit points: 6 ECTS (45 contact hours per course)
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USyd credits

Eligibility: You must have complete at least two semesters of your current undergraduate course. Non-native English speakers may need to show evidence of meeting the following language levels: B2 level or equivalent; TOEFL Ibt 79; IELTS 6; First Certificate of English, Cambridge ESOL or equivalent.
Courses available:
- Social and Eco Entrepreneurship
- Understanding the customer: theories, trends and values for an effective communication strategy
- Creative copywriting: tools, skills and tactics to manage an effective campaign
- Federico Fellini and Contemporary Italian Cinema
- Creative Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction
- The Global Wine Market: Trends and Strategies

Note: Only the above courses are compatible with the University of Sydney 2018 academic calendar. Dates vary by course.

View full course calendar on the host university's website.

The course below is available however you should apply through AIM Overseas. 
- Understanding the Middle East: Regional and International Identities, Interests and Strategies

Applying for academic credit

This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. 


Useful Information 

Local Overview
Italy is an extraordinary feast of heart-thumping, soul stirring art, food and landscapes. Being the epicentre of the Roman Empire and birthplace of the Renaissance, this is a country steeped millennia of rich history and culture. You can stand in the presence of Michelangelo’s David, Sistine Chapel frescoes, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, and Primavera, and Da Vinci’s Last Supper. Italy has more UNESCO world heritage cultural sites than any other country on Earth.
Home of Italy’s stock exchange, an industrial powerhouse and the internationally accepted arbiter of taste in fashion and design, Milan is a simmering metropolis with a serious sense of history and place. The grand Gothic Cathedral, the Duomo, lies at the geographical heart of this one-time imperial Roman capital, and expresses a love of beauty and power that still drives the city today. The city has a sparkling nightlife and endless opportunities to eat the best of Lombard. You can also see Milan’s most famous mural, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, one of the world’s most iconic images – hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Host institution
Università Cattolica, known simply as Cattolica, is Europe’s largest private university and is known for its innovative courses, high-quality academics and its worldwide network. It offers exceptional opportunities for international students. The main campus is located in a former monastery designed by 16th century Renaissance architect Donato Bramante, right in the heart of the finance and fashion capital of Milan.

Università Cattolica can provide accommodation through Milano International Living Service (MIL Service) should students request it. Through a dedicated, team-oriented approach, MIL Service is committed to providing every student with the best residential experience. Their young and professional team is what makes the service competitive within the housing market since they understand the students' needs and respond with a quick and concrete solution.
View further details about accommodation on the MIL Service website.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.


Program fee (one session):  EUR €1,500 (approx. AUD $2,305)
Program fee includes: Tuition, site visits related to each course.

Other costs: Flights, accommodation, living expenses, visa, additional travel.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.