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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: November-February
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November-February 2017 25/10/2017 ** Rolling Admission 27/11/2017 08/12/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Study Abroad
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
Housing Options: Off Campus, Own Arrangements OS Help Available: Yes
Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:

Business, Government and the Global Economy  5 x $1,000 travel grants available

About the program:
Enrich your CV with this top short-term program in Italy's ultimate student destination - Milan. Università Cattolica's winter program is ideal to get a taste of Italy while studying in a traditional Italian educational context.

Location profile:
Milan is Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis where creativity is big business, looking good is compulsory and after-work drinks are an art form. Since Leonardo da Vinci broke all the rules in his stunning Last Supper, the indefatigably inventive Milanese seem to have skipped straight from the Renaissance to the 21st-century. Not only is Milan a treasure trove of 20th-century art, but art deco and rationalist architecture abound. Today the city leads the way with the largest post-war re-development in Italy, impressive, sustainable architecture and a futuristic skyline.
Milanese cuisine is a product of a rich urban culture. Just note the golden hue of its quintessential dishes: cotoletta (burnished, buttery veal) and saffron risotto. It was in powerful commercial cities such as Milan that Italy’s great cuisine was born, marrying Mediterranean fruits, spices and herbs with cooking methods, pastry techniques and eating styles from France and central Europe.  From cutting-edge design showcases to hi-tech olive presses and a sidewalk scene that makes Fashion Week seem entirely redundant, Milan is both thrilling and fun. Everyone here is fizzing with ideas, ambition and energy, and it’s catching. Unlike nonna’s Italy further south, Milanese, like New Yorkers, are refreshing modernists.


Academic information:

Business, Government and the Global Economy
This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by A&E
This program has been assessed as a level 2 B&L elective for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by B&L

The aim of this course is to analyse the key factors that affect the competitive position of a nation by investigating the economic forces that drive trade integration and how globalisation is changing the macroeconomic scenario.The course will give some answers on the most important questions related to the international economy. What drives the competitiveness of nations? Are emerging nations competing unfairly due to lower wages? Should we be scared of Chinese competitiveness? What is the role played by multinationals in the world economy? What are the causes of the European debt problem? What are the likely consequences?
The course will provide answers to these and other questions by mixing economic theory with facts and case studies. A strong emphasis will be placed on the role of government and international institutions in regulating trade and financial flows and in set ting the needed standards. For more information please visit this link.

Università Cattolica can provide accommodation through Milano International Living Service (MIL Service) should students request it. Through a dedicated, team-oriented approach, MIL Service is committed to providing every student with the best residential experience. Their young and professional team is what makes the service competitive within the housing market since they understand the students' needs and respond with a quick and concrete solution. For more information please visit this link.

Cost: € 1,500
Program fees includes workshop, lectures, and visits related to the topics discussed in class
You will still have to pay for your flights, accommodation, personal expenses and any other travel related costs. This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University.

You may be eligible for the OS help loan of up to $6,567

Program Dates: 27th November - 8th December 2017

For more information please visit the partner website

Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.