Global Health

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus
Rome, Italy
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Global Health

  • Location

    Rome

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus

    Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe and the largest catholic university in the world. On the Rome Campus, ISA students will be able to participate in the latest Global Health . With its focus on international students, ISA participants will have numerous opportunities to develop their academic and professional careers while closely experiencing the language and culture in one of the country's most powerful economic and cultural metropolises.

    This program specifically focuses on the following offerings:
    - Global Health and Epidemiology
    - Health Policy and Management for Universal Coverage

    The university is located in the north of Rome.

    Campus has sports facilities (with soccer field, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts), and a gymnasium. The ISA office in Rome is located next to the American University of Rome's main campus. ISA students can visit the staff to talk about their cultural experiences, receive language tutoring, and get assistance with all aspects of daily life in Italy. Students who wish to travel during the program will also be able to get advice from the ISA staff.

    The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education. QS World University Rankings, a global university evaluation system, named UCSC as one of the top 200 universities in 10 fields of study. This is an improvement over UCSC's still impressive rankings in 2012, which demonstrates the university's growing prominence on a global scale. In 2013, QS awared the university five stars for its achievements in employability, teaching, facilities and engagement. In a survey sample of 65 European universities performed by the International Student Barometer, UCSC was declared second place and the fourth most recommended university by foreign students, demonstrating the university's expansive internationalization efforts. According to QS World University Rankings, the UCSC was decided in 2012 to be within the 450-500 best universities in the world, and was ranked 51-100 for Philosophy, 151-200 for agriculture and technologies, and 100-151 for Psychology.


  • Term

    Summer 4 2024

  • Program Dates

    Jun 23, 2024 - Jul 06, 2024

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 10, 2024

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Mar 25, 2024

  • Credit

    6 ECTS Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.75 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $4,650

  • This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.

Study Abroad Program Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to take health classes internationally!  The summer program options at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome Campus allow students with little or no experience in the Italian language to choose two paths focused on medicine:

  • Global Health and Epidemiology (Summer 3)
  • Health Policy and Management for Universal Coverage (Summer 4)

Back to back sessions of this program are available. You may select both sessions when submitting your online application and will receive a discount from the combined price of the sessions. For more information about this option, please contact your Italy Program Manager.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • You must have already completed two semesters of college by the program start date.

  • You must be at least 18 years old by the program start date.

  • Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.75 may be considered for acceptance. They must also submit one letter of recommendation and a statement of purpose.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

ECTS Credits

6

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

3

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

4

Academic Information

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • You will take 1 course (3 credits) during this session. Most classes meet Monday - Friday.

COURSE SELECTION

  • Course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.

SYLLABI

  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Italy Program Manager.

COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations. Course numbers generally adhere to the following guidelines:
    • 100-199 Lower-level introductory courses with no prerequisites
    • 200-299 Lower-level courses with one or more prerequisites
    • 300-399 Upper-level courses with one or more prerequisites
    • 400-499 Upper-level advanced courses with two or more prerequisites and/or senior standing.
  • These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

COURSE FEES

  • Some courses may require additional fees which are to be paid directly to the host university. Field trip fees can vary greatly. Refer to the course description for applicable fees.

TRANSCRIPTS

  • Upon program completion, you will receive a transcript issued directly from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. 

COURSE CREDIT

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.

Courses

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus
Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management for Universal Coverage

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Sidney Stamm

Program Manager, Italy

ROME TEAM

Mattea Di Fabio

Resident Director, Italy

Mara Cecili

Student Services, Italy

Vera Contu

Assistant Resident Director/Housing Coordinator, Italy

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for you to experience aspects of the Italian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Italy. All ISA apartments are conveniently located along public transit routes with travel times to the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus, ranging between 20 and 40 minutes. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Italy and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

For ISA programs at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Campus, students will stay in shared, fully-furnished apartments. There are generally one or two student apartment units per building and neighboring residents are typically middle-class Italian families who own their apartment. Most ISA apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge/living room, kitchen and bathroom(s). Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy and each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, bed linens, a closet/clothing storage space, basic cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs, and furnished sitting area. Many apartment units include a laundry facility in house or on-site. While apartments are standardized in terms of basic amenities, they can vary greatly in terms of both aesthetics and proximity to the university. All apartments are same-sex, non-smoking environments. Meals and laundry service are not included. *A $300 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount. 

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Excursions are not included in this session, however, while you are abroad, you will have the opportunity to take part in cultural activities offered by the ISA resident staff.

Cultural Activities in Rome

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Rome. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Rome special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking lessons, guided tours of the Capitoline Museums, a visit to a gelato factory, guided tours of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill, and a walking tour of the famous fountains in the city.

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