- Milan, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Known as the business capital of Italy, Milan is the place to study abroad for Business majors. This great city is home to Italy’s main stock exchange, the Borsa Italiana, and famous international businesses like Giorgio Armani, Bugatti, and Pirelli. Our Business Studies Program allows you to take courses in Business, Finance, Marketing, Economics, and Banking at the top Italian universities.
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. Take an elective in Art History, Political Science, or Photography to create a diverse course load, or combine your coursework with a hands-on internship. Take a course in Italian economics at one of the top business schools in the world. All IES Abroad courses are taught by well-known experts in their fields, and are conducted in English. We also offer a guest lecture series and an extensive list of field study opportunities that help you learn more about the Italian business culture. Round out your study abroad education with the required Italian language classes that are tailored to your skill level. You can also enroll in a local university course to learn about international business alongside Italian and international students.
Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
- Setting Description:
- 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.
- We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.
Based on 4 Reviews
- Milan Experience02/10/20
I had the amazing opportunity to study and intern abroad in Milan through IES. I absolutely loved my experience, and the IES team was extremely helpful in preparing me for my time abroad. I especially appreciated how easy they made the pre-departure experience.
They helped with all preparation aspects, from the visa process to packing for 4 months away! While there, I took classes in subjects I was interested in that helped me learn more about Italian culture and contributed to my major. Through my internship, I expanded my cultural awareness and developed skills I know will be beneficial in future work experiences. I also had the opportunity to explore the city and other parts of Italy through field trips IES planned. Whether it be taking cooking lessons, touring historical sites in Milan, or flying to the south of Italy, I will remember these experiences forever. I am grateful that IES planned them because I would not have been able to do them on my own, and they made my abroad experience even more amazing. The apartment I lived in was also great. It was in a safe area and was very secure. The Italian student living with us, called a CA, was extremely helpful and helped me adjust quickly! Interning in Milan was another experience I am especially appreciative of. It increased my cultural awareness and I enjoyed the experience with my company and boss.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- I Love Milan08/23/19
I absolutely loved living in Milan, Italy and studying abroad through IES. The Business Studies program provided many courses that were similar to courses at my home University and many classes unique to Milan. For example, I took a business class about
managing fashion companies which is extremely unique to Milan and also transferable to my school. The program administration was so helpful when I needed to see a doctor and complete insurance reimbursements. Milan was an amazing city for me because it had a lot to do but was small enough for me to easily navigate on my own within a few days of being there. The public transportation was great!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- No regrets studying abroad in Milan!08/22/19
It took me a long time to finally commit to a study abroad program and leading up to my flight, I was unsure if I picked the right place. The moment I landed in Milan, I knew I made the right choice and the four months I spent in Italy were the best four
months of my life. I enjoyed all of my Business Studies classes and the professors were determined to helping students succeed in the classroom. I did not expect to like my Italian 101 class, but it ended up being my favorite class! I also got to take Managing Luxury Fashion Company's which was very interesting and not offered by my university. I lived in an apartment provided by IES and it was in a great location close to the IES and the popular areas in the city. Living with my roommates as well as an Italian CA made it much easier to adjust to a new city. Milan has many cool areas to explore, AMAZING food, fun nightlife and is a very easy city to adjust to. For those that want to explore outside of their home city, many parts of Europe are easily accessible because of Milan's central location. I spent almost every weekend traveling to new cities in Italy or to a new country. The program also offers fun trips during the program. If I could go back to Milan and relive my study abroad experience, I would! I could not imagine studying abroad anywhere else and would highly recommend Milan to anyone who wants a study abroad experience that is going to exceed their expectations! Grazie Milano!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- IES Abroad Milan03/25/14
I absolutely loved my experience in Milan! I improved my Italian to where I was almost fluent (from a beginner) and learned so much about the culture and the Italian people. I took really interesting courses- my favorites were "Managing Fashion and Luxury
Companies" and my cooking/speaking class! My host family was amazing, and I still keep in touch with them as much as possible. I have very few negative things to say, as it was such a good experience. The biggest issue I had was that it was advertised as a business studies program, but they only had 1 class through the program that was a business class.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend