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Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Business, Communications, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Finance, History, International Business, International Relations, Internship, Italian, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theater Language of Instruction: English
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0
Department: OFFC Course Number: 194
Housing: Apartments, Host Family, International Roommate Program Host: IES
Advisor or Instructor: Anthony Becker
Program Description:
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Milan - Italy Today

Program Overview

Ciao! Pack your bags and get ready to indulge your creative side in this modern city, known for its world-class art, architecture, design, and fashion. Absorb all that Milan has to offer through IES Abroad Milan's wide variety of courses and internships.

No matter what level of Italian you speak, we invite you to study here and experience Milan's rich culture. You are placed in an Italian language course that's been designed for you based on your language level.

Our Italy Today Program offers you courses in liberal arts and social sciences, all of which address aspects of contemporary Italian society. The courses are taught by highly qualified experts in their fields. You can also take courses at a local university—maybe you'll even make some Italian friends while you're at it.

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Why Milan?

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 in Milan. 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.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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Why Milan?
Once a capital of the Roman Empire, Milan today is the commercial and financial center of contemporary Italy and is not limited to its noble ruins. In the central Piazza Duomo, the architecture of past centuries blends with the neon lights of a modern metropolis.
Study Abroad in Milan and experience how this modern city lives in the European present and leads Italy in fashion, music, culture, publishing, industry, finance, education, transportation, architecture and design.

The IES Abroad Milan Program
IES Abroad Milan welcomes students of all Italian language levels and offers a wide variety of courses and internships that take advantage of the city's reputation as a modern center of business and a world leader in music and art. It is an ideal program for students of Business, Music, Art History, Design & Fashion, and the Social Sciences.

Program Details

  • Accelerate language learning with a strong Italian curriculum that offers a range of language elective courses

  • Broaden music studies through a customized Music curriculum with opportunities at Accademia Internazionale della Musica

  • Enroll in English- & Italian-taught Business courses at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Università Bocconi

  • Study Fashion and Design through course options at local universities

  • Choose English- & Italian-taught IES Abroad courses that explore topics related to Milan and Italy and incorporate a number of field study activities to sites in and around Milan

  • Take Italian-taught courses in a range of subjects at a variety of local universities

  • Acquire science lab research experience by assisting in a laboratory at the Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca

Additional Exciting Program Aspects

  • Gain work experience and a unique cultural perspective through an internship in fields such as Business, Fashion, Government, and Publishing

  • Live in apartments or a residence hall

  • Enjoy field trips to exciting destinations throughout Italy, such as Lago Maggiore, the Alps, Parma, and Abbeys of Lombardy

  • Participate in cultural events sponsored by IES Abroad and Italian student assistants

More Details
Visit for complete program details including pricing, program dates, and complete course syllabi.

About IES Abroad
One of the nation's oldest, largest, and most reputable study abroad providers, IES Abroad is a growing Chicago-based, not-for-profit organization that enrolls more than 5,000 students annually.

With more than 90 programs in 34 cities, IES Abroad is dedicated to broadening our global reach and continuing our commitment to offering students outstanding academic options coupled with every-day opportunities for cultural immersion.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring with Interim 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 01/13/2021 05/20/2021
Year 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 09/01/2020 05/10/2021
Fall 2020-2021 02/13/2020
03/04/2020 09/01/2020 12/16/2020
Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021 03/18/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021-2022 03/01/2021 03/18/2021 TBA TBA
Spring with Interim 2021-2022 03/01/2021 03/18/2021 TBA TBA

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