IES Abroad: Milan - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
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
independence, how to live in a European city, patience with locals and myself. Sarah Quick - University of Illinois - Chicago View Entire Review
This experience was definitely worthwhile as it brought me closer to my family in Italy and allowed me to live the life of a true Italian, which I learned that I am. Marialisa Caruso - Santa Clara University View Entire Review
From my abroad experience, I gained priceless skills in independence, open-mindedness, and acceptance. I learned about my own strengths and felt myself become the best me I can be. It was incredibly worthwhile. Elena Polin - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned many soft skills like flexibility and adaptability. I became more mature, as one would expect when transitioning to living on their own for the first time in a foreign country. Christina N - Bentley University View Entire Review
When I was first leaving for abroad, I was very nervous about having to start over with many aspects I had already concurred in my home university. Making new friends, becoming comfortable in a new location, and adjusting to a new culture were all things I had done two year prior at my College, and I was dreading having to do it... Ryan Brudny - Bates College View Entire Review
I gained a whole new group of friends across the world and got out of the "American Bubble". Jack Friskney - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent and how to navigate big cities and their public transportation systems. I learned how to deal with ambiguity in academics. I discovered the importance of bilingualism. Deanna Rupp - Texas Christian University View Entire Review
IES Abroad Milano was an incredibly fulfilling experience. Unlike other more touristy areas in Italy (Rome and Florence) where it is common to speak English, you will actually have to learn a little Italian to get by--I found this challenging and exciting to learn another language--the Italian courses through IES are superb. I ... A student - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Gained confidence, humility, and a sense of accomplishment for living and thriving in a totally new environment. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes, it was very worthwhile! I learned how to be a savvy world-traveler, made great friendships, made strong connections with people from different cultures, and learned how to adapt to a completely unfamiliar environment. Aria Berluti - Santa Clara University View Entire Review
You need to go beyond your comfort zone, but never forget your values. Through this, you definitely learn a lot more about a culture, develop on your language skills, and see who you are as a person when you are away from those you are comfortable with or use to. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Travel as much as possible Reagan Brell - Trinity University View Entire Review
I always thought that living and working abroad could be in my future and my time in Milan only confirmed that. I am even looking at moving Europe after graduation for my first job. Living abroad forces you interact with people that hold beliefs that differ from your own. I always tried to make friends with people from different... Kevin Shue - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Throughout my time in Milan I was able to study Italian, History of the Mafia and Fashion and Brand Management as well intern twice a week at a tech startup. Not only was I able to take classes so relevant to my host city, I had the opportunity to work there as well. Overall this experience taught me so much about myself. I have... Alex Venuti - Bentley University View Entire Review
I developed a newfound sense of individuality, and a new outlook on life. The experience went far beyond what I could have ever imagined in terms of fulfillment and enjoyment. A student - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and about the world around me. It was absolutely worthwhile and although it was tricky at times, I feel more confident and independent now than ever. Carly Levin - Sewanee: The University of the South View Entire Review
I learned to be more independent and to take life into my own hands. I have learned to explore adventures I would never have thought to take before. I have gained a deeper insight into the world. This was the most worthwhile thing I have ever done. Jordan Avellino - Bradley University View Entire Review
I learned to be comfortable with ambiguity. Being abroad challenged me to be able to grow as a person and I recommend if given the chance everyone goes abroad. A student - Santa Clara University View Entire Review
Not only did I learn the language ad culture of Italians, but I also learned how to work with many different types of people. My abilities to be patient, understanding, openminded and willing to empathize really expanded. This experience was 100% worthwhile! Joy Kim - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Over the course of my time in Italy, I learned conversational Italian language skills by communicating with locals in their native tongue. I had the chance to demonstrate independence and immersion in a new culture through living in downtown Milan and taking classes from Italian teachers. My music classes encouraged teamwork and... Haley Stevenson - Butler University View Entire Review
I learned that I am much more independent than I originally thought I was. I learned that I can not only make it in a new environment but thrive. I learned more about my father's homeland, and it made me feel much closer to my Italian roots. Eleanor R - Brandeis University View Entire Review
the people i met along the way taught me the most about dealing with people and situations. definitely worthwhile A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I definitely gained a different perspective while I was abroad. What really helped me do this and understand Italy and Italians better were my four Italian history classes I took, they gave me a better understanding of how Italy came to be and why it is the way it is. A student - Villanova University View Entire Review
I learned to see the world through a different perspective and became a more adaptable and flexible person. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about European culture, specifically Italian culture and how it compares to my own. I think it was definitely worthwhile. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
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 Summer - Made in Italy: Milan comes to life in the early summer, when the Milanese and tourists alike enjoy the architecture, sidewalk cafés, shops, street artists, open-air cinema, outdoor concerts, and the special sense of beauty and fashion that make Milan famous around the world. As one of only a few American programs in Milan, we offer you the opportunity to integrate into the daily life of Italy’s most creative city.
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.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Studies
- Communication and Media Studies
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Italian Language, Literature
- Cultural Studies
- 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
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IES Abroad Scholarships
Six grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program. 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.