Milan - Music: Tradition & Innovation Course

IES Abroad

Program Description

Milan - Music: Tradition & Innovation Course

IES Abroad

music

Overview

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.

In Milan, you get an education tailored specifically to your musical needs and interests. Enjoy being surrounded by some of the world’s top musicians and educators—including the Center Director who is an active composer and music scholar whose pieces are performed worldwide!

Milan will be your classroom. Envision yourself catching an opera at La Scala or working as an apprentice with some of the top musicians in the world. You can work with an instructor who can help you hone and develop your area of study, immerse yourself in the operatic tradition, play in an ensemble, and take courses in music theory or history at one of IES Abroad’s partner institutions. From viting the spectacular infrastructure created for the World Expo of 2015, hosted in Milan, to surveying Italian art and music culture, you'll explore the innovative nature of this city.

We also help you with instrument rentals and studio time arrangements in Milan. You are invited to attend performances on a regular basis, from productions at La Scala to smaller concerts at intimate venues throughout the city. You can even enroll in a music-related internship, which includes time spent working at your placement in addition to an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning.

We want you to feel at home in Milan, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Milan
  • City: Milan
  • Country: Italy
  • Program Credits: 15-19 per semester (4-6 courses)
  • Language of Instruction: English, Italian
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Fall 2018

  • September 3 - December 14 (IES Abroad Courses)
  • September 3 - Mid to Late December (Partner Universities)

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2019 - October 15, 2018

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

While in Milan, you are placed in classes and ensembles to enhance not just what you learn, but how you learn it, and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. Milan features many highly-qualified local instructors for both voice and instrumental performance, composition and theory, to enrich your learning experience.

Also, you may use concert venues for recitals, and attend concerts and rehearsals of professional performance organizations such as La Scala, Milano Classica, La Verdi Symphonic Choir & Orchestra, and Italian musical productions. In addition, we help you with instrument rentals and studio time arrangements—all rental costs will be covered by IES Abroad.

You must take 15–19 credits per semester, and most courses are worth 3 credits. Language courses are taught in Italian, and all other courses are taught in English or Italian.

Create your own academic experience by selecting from the following required and optional program components:

  • IES Abroad Italian language course (required, 4 or 6 credits)
  • English-taught IES Abroad music courses (required, 3 credits)
  • Private instruction in English or Italian (credits vary)
  • English- or Italian-taught electives at a local music institutions (credits vary)
  • Internship and Seminar (optional, 3 credits)
  • String Orchestra Assistantship (Spring only) (3 credits)
  • IES Abroad Italy Today or Business Studies Programs elective courses

The cost of all music-related lessons and partner institution courses in included in the program fee. Please notes that some courses have prerequisites.

In recent years, our music students have worked with more than 60 top Milanese faculty and ensembles. This program offers a full range of high-level music options including:

Vocal Performance

  • Acting for Singers (Arte Scenica)
  • Choir options in Gregorian, A Cappella, Chamber, Gospel or Symphonic Choir
  • Diction
  • Individual instruction with qualified local instructors
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Staging Opera

Instrumental Performance: (All Instruments)

  • Individual Instruction in Classical/Jazz with qualified local instructors
  • Individual Tutoring in Advanced Musicianship & eat training
  • Music Performance Workshop
  • Student orchestra at the Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Orchestra Assistantship and Introduction to Baroque performance practice with the professional Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra (strings only)

Music Theory and Composition

  • All levels of theory courses (in Italian) and/or tailor-made projects on theory studies (in English)
  • Composition seminar and/or individual composition lessons
  • Contemporary Composition in Italian Music and Literature

Music History

  • History of European Vocal Music
  • History of Italian Opera

Courses

Private Instrument and Voice Instruction

Past students have studied with the following faculty/ensembles

  • Bassoon - Valentino Zucchiatti, Professor, Accademia de La Scala
  • Cello - Silvio Righini, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Clarinet - Maurizio Longoni, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Luigi Magistrelli, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Milan; Fabrizio Meloni, First Clarinet, La Scala Philarmonic Orchestra
  • Double Bass - Lutz Schumacher, La Scala and Lugano Radio Orchestras, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Paolo Rizzi, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Flute - Paola Fre, Professor, Istituto Musicale “Vittadini”, Pavia
  • French Horn - Hermes Pecchinini, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica, Conservatorio “V. Bellini”, Palermo
  • Guitar - Simone Fontanelli, Professor, University of Mozarteum, Salzburg (Classical); Marco Pisoni, Professor and Director, Accademica Musicale di Brera, Milan (Classical); Riccardo Bianchi, Professor, Civici Corsi di Jazz (Jazz); Walter Muto, Student Services, IES Abroad Milano (Folk)
  • Harp - Mara Galassi, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica (Baroque); Luisa Prandina, First Harp, La Scala Philarmonic Orchestra (Modern)
  • Oboe - Guido Toschi, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Percussion - Andrea Dulbecco, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Milan
  • Piano - Mariagrazia Bellocchio, Professor, Istituto Superiore “G. Donizetti”, Bergamo; Silva Costanzo, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Angela Lazzaroni, Co-Director, Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan; Victoria Terekiev, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Lorenzo De Finti, Professor, Scuola Svizzera, Milan; Editor, Radio Svizzera Italiana (Jazz)
  • Saxophone - Ausonio Calò, Professor, Conservatorio “N. Piccinni”, Bari; Mario Marzi, La Scala Philarmonic Orchestra, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Milan; Giulio Visibelli, Professor, Civici Corsi di Jazz (Jazz)
  • Trombone - Fulvio Clementi, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Como
  • Trumpet - Gabriele Cassone, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Cantelli”, Novara; Andrea Giuffredi, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Francesco Tamiati, First Trumpet, La Scala Philarmonic Orchestra
  • Tuba - Fulvio Clementi, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Como
  • Viola - Mauro Righini, Professor, Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Turin
  • Violin - Carlo Lazzaroni, First Part, “Il Giardino Armonico” Consory, Founder, Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan; Carlo Feige, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Francesco Parrino, Soloist and Private Instructor
  • Vocal Coaching - Maurizio Carnelli, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Giovanni Fornasieri, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musical; Angela Lazzaroni, Co-Director, Accademia Ambrosiana, Milan
  • Voice - Patrizia Zanardi, Professor, Conservatorio "G. Frescobaldi" Ferrara; Vincenzo Manno, La Scala Chorus, Milan; Janet Perry, Professor, Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland
  • Acting for Singers - Antonello Madau-Diaz, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica

Composition, Music Theory and Technology

Past students have studied with the following faculty/ensembles

  • Composition: Roberto Andreoni, Director, IES Abroad Milano; Professor, Conservatorio “N. Piccinni”, Bari; Filippo Del Corno, President, Fondazione Milan; Professor, Conservatorio, “G. Tartini”, Trieste; Simone Fontanelli, Professor, University of Mozarteum, Salzburg; Luca Francesconi, Professor, Musikhögskolan, Malmö, Sweden; Carlo Pessina, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Giovanni Verrando, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica, Conservatory of Lugano; Michele Tadini, Professor, Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique, Lyon
  • Music Theory: Roberto Andreoni, Director, IES Abroad Milano; Professor, Conservatorio “N. Piccinni”, Bari; Andrea Melis, Professor and Director, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica; Yoichi Sugiyama, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Conducting: Renato Rivolta, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Computer Music, Music Technology: Michele Tadini, Professor, Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique, Lyon; AGON Ard Magnetica (Massimo Marchi, dir.); Kernel Studios (Massimo Avantaggiato, dir.)
  • Ear Training: Yoichi Sugiyama, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica
  • Musicianship: Marco Pisoni, Professor and Director, Accademica Musicale di Brera, Milan; Yoichi Sugiyama, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica

Music History

Past students have studied with the following faculty/ensembles

  • Diego Fratelli, Professor, Milano Civica Scuola di Musica (Middle Ages, Renaissance)
  • Gianluca Capuano, Conductor and Researcher (Renaissance, Baroque)
  • Marco Pisoni, Professor and Director, Accademica Musicale di Brera, Milan (General)
  • Francesco Maria Colombo, Conductor (Opera, 18th and 19th centuries)
  • Enrico Girardi, Professor, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Opera, 20th century)

Ensembles and Choirs

Past students have studied with the following faculty/ensembles

  • A Cappella Choir Coro CLU (Pippo Molino, cond.)
  • Baroque String Consort Orchestra Milano Classica (Gianluca Capuano, cond.)
  • Ensemble Workshop Simone Fontanelli
  • Gospel Choir Civici Corsi di Jazz (Giorgio Ubaldi, cond.)
  • Jazz Band, Jazz Theory Fabio Jegher
  • Strings Assistantship Orchestra Milano Classica
  • Symphonic Choir I Civici Cori (Mario Valsecchi, cond.), Nuova Polifonica Ambrosiana (Fabio Locatelli, cond.)
  • Symphony Orchestra La Verdi per Tutti (Jader Bignamini, cond.)
  • Wind Ensemble Silvano Scanziani

This is a full list of courses offered in Milan. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings for your term in your MyIESabroad account. The final course list for each term will depend on faculty availability, students interested in each course, and discipline diversity.

Art History

  • AH 325 - The State of The Art: Contemporary Italian Artists From 1945 to Present (Fall, Spring)
  • AH 340 - Cracking the Code: Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance Art in Milan, 1400-1550 (Fall, Spring)

Art

AR/CM 260 - Multimedia and Interactive Communication for Art: Italian Case Studies (Fall, Spring)

Communications

  • AR/CM 260 - Multimedia and Interactive Communication for Art: Italian Case Studies (Fall, Spring)
  • CM 215 - Multi-Platform Visual Storytelling (Fall, Spring)
  • CM 325 - TV, Communication & Media in Milan (Fall, Spring)

Cultural Studies

CU/IT 370 - Italian Conversation: Culture and Cuisine of Italy (Fall, Spring)

Design - All Types

DS 223 - Italian Design: Theory and Practice (Fall, Spring)

Environmental Studies

ES/SO 330 - Social Innovation: Strategies of Social and Environmental Sustainability (Fall, Spring)

Entrepreneurship

IB/ET 361 - Business Plan for Startups: Italian Case Studies (Fall, Spring)

Finance

  • FI 356 - International Financial Markets and Investments (Fall, Spring)
  • FI 373 - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (Fall, Spring)

Film Studies

  • FS 330 - The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: In Between Authors and Genres (Fall)
  • FS 335 - Filmmaking in Milan: Discovering the City through Italian Cinema (Spring)
  • FS 340 - The Cinema of Milan: An Overview from Post-World War II Until Today (Italian-taught) (Spring)
  • GS/FS 325 - Gender in Italian Cinema from Fascism to the Third Millennium (Fall, Spring)

Gender Studies

GS/FS 325 - Gender in Italian Cinema from Fascism to the Third Millennium (Fall, Spring)

History

  • HS 311 - The Great Age of Italian Cities from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (Fall)
  • HS 330 - Never Give In! Fascism, Anti-Semitism and Resistance in Italy, 1922-1948 (Spring)

International Business

  • IB 326 - Principles of Marketing Management formerly IB 326 Marketing Management (Fall, Spring)
  • IB 355 - Managing Fashion and Luxury Companies (Fall, Spring)
  • IB 375 - Strategic Management (Fall, Spring)
  • IB/ET 361 - Business Plan for Startups: Italian Case Studies (Fall, Spring)
  • IR/IB 393 - Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice (Fall, Spring)

Internship Seminar

IN 395 - Internship Seminar (Fall, Spring)

International Relations

IR/IB 393 - Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice (Fall, Spring)

Italian

  • CU/IT 370 - Italian Conversation: Culture and Cuisine of Italy (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 101 - Italian Language in Context: Novice Abroad I (Formerly IT100 Beginning Italian) (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 102 - Italian Language in Context: Novice Abroad II (Formerly IT 150 Advanced Beginning Italian) (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 105 - Italian Conversation: Speaking with Style (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 301 - Italian Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad I (Formerly IT 200 Intermediate Italian) (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 351 - Italian Language in Context: Independent Abroad II (formerly IT 250 Advanced Intermediate Italian) (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 401 - Italian Language in Context: Emerging Competent Abroad I (Formerly IT300 Advanced Italian I) (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 403 - Italian Language in Context: Emerging Competent Abroad III (formerly IT 350 Advanced Italian II) (Fall, Spring)
  • IT 451 - Italian Language in Context: Competent Abroad III (formerly IT 400 Advanced Italian) (Fall, Spring)

Literature

  • LT 311A - Literature and the City (Fall, Spring)
  • LT 311B - Literature and the City (Italian-taught) (Fall, Spring)
  • LT 328 - Investigating the Mafia in Literature, Cinema, and the Media (Fall, Spring)

Music

  • MS 350 - History of Italian Opera (Fall)
  • MS 360 - Staging Italian Opera (formerly Tutti all'Opera) (Fall, Spring)
  • MS 375 - Music Performance Workshop (Fall, Spring)
  • MS 381 - Music Theory (Fall, Spring)
  • MS 382 - Composition Seminar (Fall)
  • MS 385 - Giuseppe Verdi: Melodrama and Italian Identity (Fall, Spring)
  • MS 390 - Workshop in Practice and Performance for Strings (Spring)
  • VO/MS 391 - Individual Performance Studies (Fall, Spring)

Photography

PG 300 - Photography: A Critical Introduction (Fall, Spring)

Political Science

  • PO 342 - The EU and the Process of European Integration (Spring)
  • PO 358 - Between Europe and America: Italian Politics from the Cold War to the Present (Fall)
  • PO 360A - Behind the Scenes of Italian Politics, 1945 to the Present (Fall, Spring)
  • PO 360B - Behind the Scenes of Italian Politics, 1945 to the Present (Fall, Spring)

Psychology

  • PS 340 - Italian and American Approaches to Mental Health: A Comparative Study of the Bio-Psycho-Social Model (Fall, Spring)
  • PS 360 - Transcultural Psychology: An International Perspective of Clinical and Diagnostic Challenges in the Assessment and Treatment of Culturally Diverse Patients (Spring)

Service Learning

SL 395 - Service Learning Seminar (Fall, Spring)

Sociology

  • ES/SO 330 - Social Innovation: Strategies of Social and Environmental Sustainability (Fall, Spring)
  • SO 342 - Italian Society and the City of Milan since 1945: Comparative & Multicultural Issues (Spring)

Urban Studies

US 270 - Introduction to Urban Studies: Temporary Inhabitants, Public Space and Globalization from Milan (Fall, Spring)

Voice Performance

VO/MS 391 - Individual Performance Studies (Fall, Spring)

Partner Institution(s)

Based on level and language ability, IES Abroad places each student with some of the best teachers in the country for both individual instruction and ensemble work. Most of these teachers currently work for prestigious institutions like the orchestra of La Scala, top Italian conservatories and universities, as well as private academies.

For Music: Tradition and Innovation students, IES Abroad will cover the cost of all music-related courses at partner institutions in the total program cost. Any additional non-music courses taken at partner institutions will come at an additional cost to the student.

Our Milan Music Program allows you to take courses at the best music institutions in Milan. The institutions that most frequently welcome U.S. semester and full-year students are:

  • Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado
  • Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi
  • La Verdi Symphonic Orchestra and Choir
  • Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra: String Orchestra Assistantship (Spring only)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Civica Scuola di Musica Claudio Abbado

The largest private music school in Italy, the Scuola Civica di Musica includes schools of:

  • Jazz
  • Choral
  • Classical
  • Contemporary
  • Early music

Our Music Coordinator may arrange for you to take instrumental technique and performance classes here, as well as English-taught composition, theory, or history course.

Based on the number of contact hours, you earn 2-3 credits per course for instruction, private lessons, and ensemble work. Either audio or video files/web links are required with the application. Private non-performance music classes may be arranged in Italian or English.

Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi

Founded in 1807, the Conservatorio G. Verdi is the largest music school in Italy, enrolling 2,000 students each year. Some of Italy’s most famous musicians have graduated from or taught at the Conservatorio. Individual instruction may be arranged with faculty from the Conservatorio, based on your skill level.

Based on the number of contact hours, you earn 2-3 credits per course for instruction, private lessons, and ensemble work. Either audio or video files/web links are required with the music application.

La Verdi Symphonic Orchestra and Choir

The Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of La Verdi was founded in the autumn of 1998 under the musical direction of Romano Gandolfi, and is made up of 100 members who perform a wide range of musical repertoire, ranging from symphonic to chamber and polyphonic works, from Baroque to Twentieth century modern music. The Choir typically sings with the Symphonic Orchestra of Milano Giuseppe Verdi, but also collaborates with various national and international symphonic groups. La Verdi provides an opportunity for you to work shoulder to shoulder with professional performers and participate in rehearsals and concerts that fit with your voice or instrument.

An audition by either an audio or video file or web link is required, along with the music application. After the Music Coordinator has received your audition material, they will arrange for an in-person live audition with the conductor which will take place when you arrive in Milan.

Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra: String Orchestra Assistantship (Spring only)

The string orchestra assistantship is designed to offer undergraduate string performers the opportunity to enhance their orchestral practice of both early Baroque and Classical repertoire, including relevant chamber music literature when applicable. Music students also increase their performance skills and are introduced to performance practice with original instruments. Milano Classica, a renowned chamber orchestra that has been active on the professional Milanese scene since 1992, welcomes U.S. college students to participate in their concert season at the beautiful Palazzina Liberty Hall.

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Founded in 1921, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is located in the old city center in the former ancient monastery of Saint Ambrose. It is also one of the largest private universities in Europe. It is also a short walk from Santa Maria delle Grazie, the church where Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” is located. The surrounding neighborhood of winding, narrow streets blends with the Renaissance architecture of the Cattolica and its charming courtyards. The Cattolica campus is a short 5-minute walk from the IES Abroad Milan Center. There are a few Italian-taught music history courses available to students with the appropriate language background.

Service Learning

Participating in a service learning experience in Milan is one of the best ways to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s culture and society. Working alongside local people towards a common goal, you experience first-hand some of the social issues that affect Milan, while contributing your skills towards a community-driven solution.

A service learning experience consists of time spent with a local organization, accompanied by a weekly academic, for-credit service learning seminar. Through the seminar, you have structured time for reflection and discussion, and even research, on the issues of your host community.

Service Learning in Milan primarily focuses on the current immigration and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean region with an emphasis civic engagement, social justice, and advocacy. The seminar focuses on the concepts of multiculturalism and integration, and comparing the Italian experience with other European countries.

Course-Related Excursions

IES Abroad Milan organizes course-related excursions that complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to a general knowledge of Italian culture and society. Past course-related excursions have included:

  • Attending concerts and rehearsals of professional performance organizations, such as La Scala, La Verdi, and Milano Classica.
  • Participating in a lecture by Daniel Barenboim on “Die Walküre”
  • Participating in lectures and performances on folk music, awarded composition/installations
  • Attending Mito Festival
  • Visiting La Verdi

Internships

Interning while in Milan gives you a rewarding job experience with a wealth of long-lasting career benefits. You will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the real-life, everyday culture of your host country
  • Add global work experience and skills to your resume or your application for graduate school
  • Improve your confidence

All of our internships are supervised and earn IES Abroad credit. You participate in a 3-credit seminar to complement the practical experience you gain during the internship.

Personalized Placements

Once you indicate your interest in an internship, we work with you to find the ideal internship placement that fulfills your academic and career goals. We've placed students with a wide variety of organizations and businesses. If we don’t currently work with a business or organization in your field of interest, we will search for a placement that's right for you.

Placement Fields

Past students have interned in the following fields. Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Abroad Advisor—new internships are always being added.

  • Music Education
  • Music Management & Marketing
  • Music Production/Studio
  • Music Therapy

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Milan, it will feel like home.

Homestays

Placements are available in Milanese homes throughout the city. This is a priceless opportunity to learn about Italian families first-hand and engage directly with Italian culture.

You have a private or shared room at your homestay and receive breakfast and dinner daily. Enjoy your other meals at university cafeterias, bars, or restaurants. Commuting time from a typical homestay to the IES Abroad Milan Center can range from five to 40 minutes.

Apartments

Share a furnished apartment located in a safe and lively district with three to six IES Abroad students. These apartments are single-sex, and you generally share a bedroom with another student. Single rooms in an apartment carry an additional fee.

Apartment life is enhanced by a live-in Italian roommate called a Community Assistant (CA). These assistants can help you improve your Italian language skills, get to know the city of Milan, and integrate more fully into the local culture. The Italian CAs also spend time at the IES Abroad Center answering questions and working for the program. If improving your Italian is your priority, you may request to live in an Italian-language only apartment.

Meals are not included, so you normally eat lunch at a local café or a university cafeteria, and prepare your own breakfast and dinner at home. Located on main public transportation routes near the Center, apartments offer fully-equipped kitchens, Internet access, a dishwasher, and a washing machine.

Collegio di Milano - Residence Hall

This residence for Italian and international honors students offers single rooms with private bathrooms and balconies. The facilities include a computer room, library, small gym, cafeteria, private park, security system, kitchenette, and an auditorium for special cultural programs.

Breakfast and dinner are provided daily and lunch is available on weekends. Space is limited and students are chosen by the Collegio based on academic merit. Because of the extra amenities, this option carries an additional fee.

Student Life

Orientation

The program begins with a short orientation to help you become familiar with the IES Abroad Milan staff, your fellow students, and the city of Milan. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during orientation.

After orientation, you participate in a three-week intensive language program designed to help you gain practical language skills and to acclimate you to the local environment. IES Abroad schedules several excursions and tours to introduce you to the history, culture, and districts of Milan.

Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in Milan through cultural events, such as:

  • Attending music performances at the Teatro Alla Scalla Opera House
  • Enjoying music sessions with your fellow classmates
  • Going to soccer games
  • Visiting museums, sporting events, and local fairs sponsored by Italian peers
  • Participating in a language exchange with native Italian speakers
  • Taking cooking lessons

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.75 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing when program begins - some local university courses may not be available to sophomores
  • No Italian required

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required.

A student visa is required to enter Italy. Upon admission, you will receive more information about the application process and any related fees. The visa application process for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely lengthy, please contact us for more information. If you're studying with IES Abroad in Italy, you may be eligible to use the IES Abroad ACCeSS program. ACCeSS is our visa processing service in which we submit your visa application and supporting documents to the consulate for you.

Cost

Fall 2018

  • Tuition: $14,240
  • Housing: $3,630
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $18,100

Academic Year

  • Tuition: $25,620
  • Housing: $7,260
  • Insurance: $455
  • Total: $33,335

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian
IES Abroad

Last updated August 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 semesters
Full time
Price
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18,100 USD
Program cost Fall 2018
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Locations
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
Start date : Jan. 2019
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End date May 31, 2019
Dates
Jan. 2019
Italy - Milan, Lombardy
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End date May 31, 2019