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Think of your study abroad experience as a song—what will be the inspiration? See “The Last Supper,” one of the most influential works of the Renaissance. Witness some of the world’s finest performers at Teatro alla Scala, the world-renowned opera... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 17 Reviews
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I gained perspective on the world, was immersed in many different cultures and grew as a more independent and well-rounded person. - Providence College View Entire Review
March 27, 2024 Italy Today Review
This IES program allowed me to build on my Italian language skills, meet new people and travel around Europe - Rice University View Entire Review
June 30, 2023 Amazing
Yes, I saw many great places and made great memories with new friends. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
May 26, 2023 La Dolce Vita
I learned what it truly means to live independently! Studying abroad was entirely worthwhile because I made great friends and I experienced personal growth that I would not have experienced elsewhere! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
March 12, 2023 Must Go!!
I learned how to be much more independent and how to make decisions for myself. I also became much more aware of my surroundings, and more aware to things I did/did not want to participate in. It definitely was worthwhile and I recommend it greatly! - Tulane University View Entire Review
September 14, 2022 Go Milan
Don't be afraid to lead your own path. Don't be a follower, do what you want to do. I am now much more independent and confident because I stepped out of my comfort zone frequently. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
September 07, 2022 My Milanese Adventure
I learned so much about myself as a person and about Italian culture. I got to meet incredible people, eat amazing food, and get to know a beautiful country. It was definitely worthwhile. - Scripps College View Entire Review
I have a great passion for fashion, so talking to the professor hired by IES who is in the field of fashion and luxury management really blew my mind. I was able to gain hands-on learning experiences in the fashion industry and involve in fashion week, which is a life-changing experience! - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I got to learn all about a new culture and more about Italian business practices since I completed an internship while I was in Milan. I grew as a person as well and made life long friendships with people I would have never met if it wasn't for abroad! It was definitely worthwhile and if I could travel abroad every semester I wo... - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I gained international work experience since I did an internship in addition to my classes. Understanding how to work with different cultures is something I know will be valuable in future experiences. - Babson College View Entire Review
I have always been a confident person, but international travel requires a level of confidence that I definitely did not have when I first arrived. Traveling abroad taught me to trust myself and be more self-reliant. It was exciting and challenging to realize that every experience, every memory I made there was wholly dependent ... - Texas A&M - Health Science Center View Entire Review
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I learned a lot about Italian culture and how to live on my own in a foreign country. - Lehigh University View Entire Review
I learned a lot of skills like adaptability and especially how to adapt to another culture respectfully. I also think I learned a lot academically through my classes it was definitely worthwhile. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
April 05, 2024 Milan
Last semester, I had the incredible privilege of embarking on a transformative journey in Milan with IES Abroad. This experience profoundly broadened my perspective, enabling me to immerse myself in a new culture and forge meaningful connections. Studying in Milan proved to be a pivotal chapter in my life, reshaping my outlook a... - University of Vermont View Entire Review
October 02, 2023 Take Me Back!
I gain intenration workforce exposure and an ability to communicate with other crossculturally. It was absolutly worthwile and I will use these experiences in my future healthcare carrer. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
I gained the opportunity to travel Italy and learn more about the country. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I think I gained a lot of empathy and understanding from my experience abroad. Visiting versus living in a different place give you two different perspectives and I think studying abroad is something that everyone should do to be able to fully experience another culture other than their own. I think that studying abroad was 100%... - Purdue University View Entire Review
January 09, 2023 Unreal
Learned to be on my own and how to travel - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 07, 2022 Life Changing!!!
My experience studying abroad was life-changing. I think back to all the doubts and hesitations I had initially applying to study abroad. I was afraid of leaving my friends and family in home, I was afraid to immerse myself in an unfamiliar culture, I was afraid that I would not meet any new people, I was afraid I would be homes... - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
September 02, 2022 Real World Learning
I have greatly developed my language speaking skills, and grown my appreciation and love of Italian culture. I would absolutely chosoe this program over and over again. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
A feeling of independence and the opportunity to learn and explore a different culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I really enjoyed the cultural immersion component and having the ability to travel within Italy. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. I grew in confidence and ability to adapt in dealing with new and difficult situations, I became more comfortable interacting with people from different cultures, and learned to live in the present. It was completely worthwhile. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I didn't really know what to expect when going into this program because it was my first time ever going abroad. I was super nervous about safety concerns abroad and the community in general. I had to learn how to be independent and spent a lot of time traveling. I think it was super worth it because I got a lot of insight into ... - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned so many valuable lessons during my four months abroad. I took myself out of my comfort zone, appreciated many new cultures, made new friends, and tried so many new things. This experience was worth it and I would do it all over again if I could! - Butler University View Entire Review

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Think of your study abroad experience as a song—what will be the inspiration? See “The Last Supper,” one of the most influential works of the Renaissance. Witness some of the world’s finest performers at Teatro alla Scala, the world-renowned opera house. Observe fashion executives to see how successful businesses are run. No matter what you choose, your Milanese experience with IES Abroad will come together to make the perfect symphony.

Programs in Italy:



  • Milan Summer - Internship: Business, fashion, and design all converge in Milan— Italy’s second largest city—where old Italian tradition blends with modern innovation. Be inspired by Milan’s notable institutions, from the Teatro alla Scala to the Borsa Italiana, Italy’s main stock exchange. How will a full-time internship program in Italy’s business capital transform you? You can practically feel Italy’s pulse in fast-paced Milan. Getting to work is a breeze with the tram, subway, and bus systems. For lunch, grab a quick pasta al pesto with your coworkers, fill up on risotto alla Milanese, or the region’s famed ossobuco.


  • Milan - Business Studies: Known as the business capital of Italy, Milan is the place to study abroad for Business majors. Home to Italy’s stock exchange, the Borsa Italiana, and famous global companies like Giorgio Armani, Bugatti, and Pirelli, Milan offers a dynamic international business setting. We provide one-of-a-kind courses that explore the world of business, as well as a wide variety of courses focusing on contemporary issues in Italy. All IES Abroad area studies courses are taught by experts in their fields, and are conducted in English. We also offer a guest lecture series and an extensive list of course-related excursions that help you learn more about the Italian business culture. Round out your study abroad education with a required Italian language course that is tailored to your skill level.


  • Milan - Italy Today: Ciao! Pack your bags and get ready to indulge your creative side in this modern city that is known for its world-class art, architecture, design, business and finance activities, and fashion. Absorb all that Milan has to offer through IES Abroad Milan’s wide variety of courses, internships, and cultural activities. No matter what level of Italian you speak, we invite you to study here and experience Milan’s rich culture. You will be placed in an IES Abroad Italian language course that’s been designed for you based on your language level.


  • Milan - Music: Tradition & Innovation: From ancient Ambrosian chants to cutting-edge multi-media installations, Italy has always been at the forefront of musical innovation. As a music student in Milan, you have the opportunity to work with world-class musicians, soak up the local music scene, perform at a variety of venues, and attend a wide range of performances. Whether you’re fluent in Italian or you can only say ciao, you are welcomed with open arms by the IES Abroad Milan Center staff. At the Center, there is a full range of opportunities for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and performance majors, and partnerships with the Civica Scuola di Musica, the Conservatorio G. Verdi, the Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra (spring only), and La Verdi Symphonic Choir and Orchestra.


  • Milan Summer - Internship: A holistic fashion experience. Encounter the sources of global trends in business, design, tailoring, fabrics and materials, modeling, and marketing. Learn about the business of fashion from local experts and professors from the best universities in Milan.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Urban Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • International Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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