Global Education

University Carlo Cattaneo

An HPU Exchange Program
Castellanza, Italy

Poster_LIUCThe Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC) is an independent, state-recognized institution situated in the small town of Castellanza, within easy reach of Milan and the Malpensa International Airport. The university is housed in a nineteenth century cotton mill which has been beautifully restored by the world-famous Italian architect Aldo Rossi and is surrounded by over 90,000 square meters of parklands. It is less than a mile from the train station that links Castellanza to Milan in 35 minutes.

The town has a population of approximately 15,000 inhabitants and since the late 1800s has been one of the main industrial centers in the province of Varese. With the beautiful backdrop of the Alps and the famous Italian lakes of Lago Maggiore and Lago di Como, the province of Varese is also home to 23,000 manufacturing and craft industries that export over 30% of their production worldwide and generate employment to approximately 175,000 people.

The university is an important example of the tradition for initiative and entrepreneurship in this part of Italy. It was founded on the initiative of the Industrial Association of the Province of Varese and was immediately recognized for its close relationships with the business world.

Top 3 Reasons to Study Here:

  1. Study in a small town just minutes from bustling Milan and its picturesque lake region.
  2. Study at a university dedicated to Italian creativity and international thinking.
  3. Live in the heart of the campus in an on-campus residence hall with easy access to campus resources.


Quick Facts

Location: Castellanza, Italy (population: 15,000)

University: Università Carlo Cattaneo (students: 2,000)

Terms available:

  • Fall (September-December/January)
  • Spring (February-May/June)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: See the Visa Information: Italy page for detailed information.


Academic Program

LIUC is primarily a location for students majoring in Business Administration and International Business. To view the full list of course available please visit the Course Catalog.

For more information visit the webpage for the University Carlo Cattaneo.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University Carlo Cattaneo’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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