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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Program Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
  • Restrictions: KU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/14/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enrollment, Study Abroad Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Charlie Ambrose
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Italian Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.75 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: No Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: Yes
Program Description:
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Live like a local.
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Academic Curriculum in Italian, ISEP Direct

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Details for KU students interested in ISEP:

ISEP is a total immersion program. In most cases, ISEP participants register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses and have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students at that institution. This means that a student applying for an ISEP site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.
 

Students interested in exploring ISEP sites are encouraged to review site options and availability and then required to meet with the KU Program Coordinator for the region in which they wish to study BEFORE meeting with the KU ISEP Program Coordinator.

Costs, Financial Aid & Scholarships

ISEP-Exchange is one of the most affordable study abroad choices for KU students, as KU students pay in-state KU tuition, room and board. ISEP-Direct is less competitive, so if a student meets the eligibility requirements, they will likely have no trouble getting placed at the site of their choice. However, ISEP-Direct program costs vary substantially by site and can either be cheaper or more expensive than ISEP-Exchange.  The total cost to a KU student will include both the ISEP-Direct fees listed on the ISEP site as well as a KU ISEP fee.

KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Pell or SEOG Grants, and scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.

KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications available online: KU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships. The KU scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Fall, Academic Year & Summer programs and October 1 for Spring programs.

The Andrew P. Debicki International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Study Abroad Scholarship Fund created with generous support of Mary-Elizabeth Debicki Guinness, former Director of the KU Office of Study Abroad and former wife of Andrew Debicki, provides awards up to $2,000 for students on ISEP-Exchange programs. To apply for this scholarship, complete the KU Office of Study Abroad Scholarships application online.

Additional ISEP scholarships are available through ISEP directly. Visit the Student section of the ISEP website for further information and application instructions.



Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experiences:
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Cultural Experience:
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Program Reviews:
Melissa Irene Clemens, Spring 2017 Participant
I found the most rewarding part to be the friends I have made.

Melissa Irene Clemens, Spring 2017 Participant
I found this program at Cattolica to be very disorganized. Weather it was finding books, supplies, completing the permit of stay or navigating campus there wasn't a lot of guidance. Also the lack of library space was an issue for me because half way though the semester someone broke into my apartment and stole my laptop so it made it difficult to be able to complete homework and finals in the computer lab in between times when there was a class using it. Also, some of my classes were cancelled on short notice as well as moving classrooms and class times happened to frequently.

Spring 2019 Participant
I felt most rewarded through my academic experiences and through expanding my knowledge of the world by seeing it through a different view.