Global Cities

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milan, Italy

  • Dates

    Summer 2022

  • Location

    Milan & Los Angeles

  • Program Fee

    $5,580 (see budget estimate)

    Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents.

Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome and is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, it’s a financial hub also known for its high-end restaurants and shops. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” testify to centuries of art and culture.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is a private research university founded in 1921. It is the largest private university in Europe and the largest Catholic University in the world.

The Milan campus, one of the most prestigious architectural complexes in Milan, is located in what was a Cistercian monastery adjacent to the Basilica of Saint Ambrose. The two cloisters, with the adjoining, early 20th century facade designed by Giovanni Muzio, have become the symbol of the university. It is an extensive campus, almost a university town, with different hubs throughout the heart of the city, where it is possible to partake in lively interdisciplinary, educational and cultural debate.

Prerequisites and Courses


  • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Commitment to full-time enrollment throughout the entire summer (Session A and C)
  • Commitment to participation in all scheduled on- and off-campus activities

UCLA Courses

You can find the list of selected UCLA courses at

UCSC Courses

Students will enroll in two courses. All courses below are taught in English and have been pre-approved by UCLA for transfer credit. To petition courses for major/minor requirements, please check with your major/minor advisor. Students will receive 6 ECTS per course, which will transfer to UCLA as 4.5 credits. Some courses fulfill GE requirements and these have also been pre-approved, so there is no need for petition. They will be automatically posted to your record. Please check the Course Structure before selecting courses to ensure you don’t have time conflict.

Cultural Studies

A Mafia Story: its Representation in Literature, Cinema and Television (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: NONDEPT (upper division)
  • GE Requirement: Literary/Cultural Analysis or Visual and Performing Arts

Creative Storytelling: from Literature to Cinema to other Forms of Fiction (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: NONDEPT (upper division)

Federico Fellini and Contemporary Italian Cinema (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: FILM TV (upper division)
  • GE Requirement: Visual and Performing Arts

Business, Government and the Global Economy (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: ECON (upper division)

Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: MGMT (upper division)
Marketing and Communication

New Frontiers in Brand Communication and Consumer Engagement (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: COMM (upper division)

Understanding the Customer: Theories, Trends, and Values for an Effective Communication Strategy (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: COMM (upper division)
International Relations

Italian Politics and the International System: Resilience and Change (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: POL SCI (lower division)
  • GE Requirement: Social Analysis

Geopolitics and Technological Changes: The Future Today (syllabus)

  • UCLA Credit Transfer: POL SCI (upper division)

Budget and Financial Aid

Budget Estimate

Program Fee (UCSC + UCLA)* $5,580
Optional Session A Course (GLBL ST 140) $1,116
Housing in Milan (estimate) $995
Meals while abroad (estimate) $450
Textbooks at UCSC (estimate) $40
Airfare/transportation (estimate) $1,250
Personal Expenses while abroad (estimate) $750
Room & Board at UCLA Varies

* Program fee includes registration, course fees and program activities for both sessions.  Airfare, textbooks, accommodations, meals and optional excursions are additional (not included in the program fee).

Fees are subject to change by action of the UC Regents.


We recommend that you budget accordingly to cover optional sightseeing, laundry, internet cafes, emergencies, etc.  How much to budget depends on your travel, entertainment and souvenir choices. It is always best to overestimate your spending. Take the time to research the cost of living in your destination and the activities you want to participate in while abroad.

Purchasing Airfare

Please do not purchase airfare until you complete the summer enrollment at UCSC.


Scholarships are available to selected students. The scholarship is designed for students who want to highlight their experiences abroad to others through content creation and on campus service hours. To apply, go to Application deadline is February 27th.  

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. For more information, see Global Cities Financial Aid


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC)

Information on housing options and costs will be provided by the end of January.


There is no required housing arrangement for UCLA students. You are free to choose your own accommodation. Housing and living expenses for Summer Session C are not included in the budget estimate as they may vary greatly depending on your arrangement.