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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Internship, Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Annia Dowell-Wiltshire Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Art, Art - Art History, Art - Studio Art, Classics, Commerce, Communications, Cultural Studies, Dance, Drama, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, History, Italian, Marketing, Music, Other Languages & Literatures, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology
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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IES Milan

IES Milan Program
IES Milan Summer Program

IES Milan offers two programs for semester and full-year students:

  • Beginning/Intermediate Italian Program: This program approaches immersion in the Italian language for students with little or no previous Italian language study who want to learn the language as quickly as possible, as well as for those with some prior Italian language study who want to increase their proficiency. Students in this program take a six-credit language course and select from IES area studies courses taught in English by Italian professors. Topics include Art History, History, Literature, Music, Theater, and Political Science.
  • Advanced Italian Program: Designed for students who have already completed intermediate level language study and who want to experience an Italian educational environment. Students in this program enroll in four credits of Italian language and select from IES area studies courses taught in Italian by Italian university faculty.

Note that final placement is determined by an on-site language proficiency exam.

Eligible students are encouraged to combine their IES coursework with one or two local university courses. Through a combination of IES courses, university courses, and internships, students take between 15 and 19 credit hours per semester.

The IES Milan Center is located at the Università Cattolica, across the street from the historical cloisters of its medieval Church of St. Ambrose. The IES Milan Center contains staff offices, classrooms, a student lounge, a music practice room, a library/multimedia room, and other amenities.

The Università Cattolica campus is an ancient and beautiful facility offering students many amenities including one of Italy's largest and most important libraries, computer labs, study rooms, student health center, travel agency, cultural and sports opportunities, and an inexpensive student cafeteria serving full meals for lunch and dinner.

IES Milan Music Program
The IES Milan music program provides a full range of music opportunities for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and music performance majors. In addition to offering a music history course and music performance workshop each semester, IES works closely with the Accademia Internazionale della Musica (the largest private music school in Italy).

City of Milan

Once a capital of the Roman Empire, Milan today is the commercial and financial center of contemporary Italy. In the Piazza Duomo, the heart of Milan, the architecture of past centuries blends with the neon lights of a modern metropolis. Here Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper," and Verdi and Puccini composed music that is still performed at Milan's opera house, La Scala.

Milan is now a center for business, the fashion industry, and domestic and industrial design. As the only American program in Milan, IES offers students the opportunity to integrate fully into the life of this modern Italian city through living, studying, and interacting daily with the local population and university students. Milan's central location provides students easy access to all major Italian as well as European cities.