Program Overview

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, originally a 16th century monastery, is a beautiful campus filled with classic columns, immaculate lawns and ancient paving stones in the heart of Milan. With over 20,000 students, this university, known as Cattolica, is one of the biggest campuses in Italy with the most English-taught programmes. Cattolica has a global reputation for excellent academics in small classes with lots of opportunities for engagement with expert faculty. It offers an impressive range of programs in the fields of economics, agriculture, psychology and lots more.

With loads of activities, sports facilities and a health center, as well as a dedicated support team and Buddy program for international students, you will be engaged, entertained and encouraged throughout your study abroad experience here.


Live the Italian lifestyle when you study at this cosmopolitan campus in the heart of Milan, the fashion capital of the world, with sidewalk cafes and historic piazzas within walking distance.

The Buddy Program at Cattolica is tailored specifically to the needs of international students and will help you make new friends, learn Italian, absorb the culture and get helpful information on navigating the services and academics of the university.


  • Approval received from the home university.
  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date. Copy of your passport (photo page).
  • Most students will be required to obtain a study visa. The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!


Because there are so many universities and colleges here, the city of Milan welcomes students from across the globe. its digital service designed specifically for students, which offers discounts, useful information on student life and exclusive cultural offers.

Milan has a good public transport system of buses, trains and trams that offer student discounts. The city is filled with great places to study and discuss with fellow students, from cafes to libraries, tree-lined parts to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a classical arcade of boutiques and restaurants.


The university offers various accommodation options. Students can stay on campus in the Bicocca Village Residence, with options ranging from single or shared rooms and bathrooms in one, two or three-bedroom apartments. Students can also opt to stay in MIL Service apartments off campus with various configurations of bedrooms and bathrooms, inclusive of wifi and cleaning.

Life in Milan

The economic capital of Italy, Milan is home to many small businesses and large multinational companies. With its large international community, it is the ideal destination for a study abroad experience. Studying in this city, filled with historic landmarks and world heritage sites, will enrich you culturally and personally. Its ancient streets are filled with lively bars and clubs, local markets and pizzerias where you can sample the famous Italian cuisine.

Milan is also a conveniently positioned hub with three airports, high-speed trains and only a 2-hour drive from the Alps and the coast.

Support whilst in Italy

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!


Academic credit and transcripts are issued by the university after the successful completion of the program. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is a fully-accredited, state-recognized institution of higher learning. This university’s teaching will help you develop the skills you need to succeed, with a mix of lecture-style tuition and practical experience.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.


Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Courses at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore are lecture and seminar-based, with significant independent study expected. We recommend students take only four courses per semester. Students may take five courses per semester with approval from their Academic or Study Abroad Advisor first.

What's Included/ Costs


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore 
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


  • Round-trip transportation to Milan
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
Cost: $18,395
Summer Study in Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) Cost: $4,395

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: August 28 - December 15, 2024

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Spring Semester 2025: February 5, 2024 - May 31, 2024

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


Italy offers a plethora of activities to enjoy during your spare time, ensuring that you make the most of your experience in this beautiful country. Here are some exciting things to do in your leisure time in Italy:

  • Explore Historical Sites: Visit the Colosseum in Rome, the ancient ruins of Pompeii near Naples, the historic center of Florence, or the enchanting canals of Venice.
  • Savor Italian Cuisine: Try authentic pizza in Naples, pasta dishes in Rome, fresh seafood along the coast, and gelato from local gelaterias.
  • Enjoy Art and Culture: Visit renowned art galleries like the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Vatican Museums in Rome to see masterpieces by famous artists.
  • Attend Festivals and Events: Italy hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, celebrating everything from music and film to food and wine.

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Italy Study Abroad FAQs

Are meals included in the program fee?

Meals are included in some of the programs. When staying with a family, 1-3 meals a day are included in the program fee. Other types of housing, such as shared apartments, may require you to pay for your own grocery and meal costs.

What if I get sick or hurt while I’m in Italy?

If you get sick while you are in Italy, our In-Country Coordinator will be there to provide support and assistance. They can assist you in case of emergency and also help if you need to see a doctor for an urgent health issue.

How much extra money will I need for my time in Italy?

The amount of money needed for your time in Italy will depend on the program type. A World Endeavors advisor can help you figure out these costs once you decide on a program.

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