Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Jan Term 2 weeks 2025
3 credits

Enhance your resume while experiencing Italy's ultimate student destination! SAI's Jan Term program at Cattolica helps students to get a taste of Italy while studying at one of Europe's prestigious universities. Visiting students earn 3 US credits by completing an intensive course of study in Entrepreneurship and Innovation or Green Management and Sustainability. Classes offer a mix of practical and theoretical approaches, with rich experiential components designed to ensure a well-rounded appreciation of the subject at hand.


Application open until: October 15, 2024
Apps accepted on a rolling basis

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
Italian privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Study during a quieter time in Milan
  • Get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context

Program Dates
Early January 2025 – Late January 2025


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Sophomore (2nd year) or above.

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 79+ or IELTS: 6+, or proof of attending school in English for 3+ years.



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Courses & Schedule
Jan Term students at UCSC apply for one of the following courses to earn 3 US academic credits:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Green Management and Sustainability

Courses are intensive and will include classroom work, lectures, and guest speakers. All program activities will be completed within the two week program schedule.

Course Registration
Students select their concentration upon submitting their application to SAI and will know which course they’re registered for prior to the start of the term.


Pre-Departure Calendar
October 15 2024
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Enrollment Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
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50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
October 29 2024
Enrollment Closes
Students must complete their enrollment, including paying deposits, by this date.
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SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
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Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
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Program Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive at the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN). SAI airport pickup is provided between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
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SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
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UCSC Academic Orientation
UCSC holds multi-day orientation activities. In addition to the mandatory orientation, students have opportunities to take city tours, join clubs, and meet professors.
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Classes Begin
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Classes End
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Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel. 
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
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Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
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International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$90

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend a SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Milan
$900 $1,800
Books, Supplies & Course Fees $30 / course $50 / course
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$400 / month $800 / month
Personal Expenses $350 / month $450 / month
Transportation within Milan
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$100 / month $250 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is a SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • Orientation to the host city and school
  • On-site staff who foster a welcoming community for you and provide assistance when needed
  • SAI Viva Experience: cultural engagement, excursions & wellness activities
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Knowledgeable Admissions Counselor dedicated to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Parent & family resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Student visa advising
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Alumni Ambassador Program, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Event
SAI welcomes students to Milan with lunch at a hidden gem in the historic city center of Milan.

Duomo Rooftop and Milan Walking Tour
Students admire the architecture of the spire-laden Duomo up close as they walk among the buttresses and statues and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the rooftop. Following the tour, the group discovers the fashion district including the Galleria, Montenapoleone and La Scala.

Wine Tasting
Students will meet at a Milanese Enoteca to learn about Italian wines. A local sommelier will give students a background to each wine, which will then be paired with suitable appetizers.

Farewell Event
Students enjoy a meal together to end a successful term abroad.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet. Housing configurations are designated as female, male, and in some locations, gender-inclusive. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned departure from Italy.

Student Visas
In accordance with Italian law, students studying in Italy for 91 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Therefore, US students are not required to obtain a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.