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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring with Interim, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
  • Restrictions: St. Olaf College applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring with Interim, Year
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: History, International Business, Internship, Italian, Music Language of Instruction: English
Course Number: 194 Program Host: IES
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0
Department: OFFC Advisor or Instructor: Kent McWilliams
Housing: Apartments, Host Family, International Roommate
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Milan - Italy Today

Program Overview

Milan Italy

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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NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

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 a 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

Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

More Information:
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Call us at 800.995.2300

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.

This is a list of pre-approved GE credits.  If you want other courses to
be considered for GE credit, contact your St. Olaf Program Adviser:


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 09/03/2018 12/14/2018
Spring with Interim 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 01/14/2019 05/11/2019
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/22/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.