Location
  • Italy
    • Milan
Length
8 to 12 weeks
Industry
Accounting Advertising Architecture Art History Arts Business Communications Culinary Arts Design Economics Engineering Fashion Design Finance History Hospitality International Business Journalism Marketing Media Relations Music Performing Arts Photography Psychology Technology Tourism +15

Program Details

Compensation
Non-Monetary Benefits
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer
Housing
Apartment
Language
Italian
Weekly Hours
40

Pricing

Starting Price
6990
Price Details
Program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, social events and excursions, pre-departure support and career development, support from local staff, centralized housing, Italian language courses, medical/travel insurance, and an international SIM card.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
Feb 15, 2022
Nov 18, 2022
61 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

The fast-paced and lively metropolis of Milan is perfect for nearly anyone looking to intern abroad. Interning in Milan is a fantastic opportunity for students and young professionals looking to gain professional experience. As the business capital of Italy, Milan has opportunities in everything from fashion design to online marketing and everything in-between.

As an intern, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in your chosen career field all while enjoying everything Milan has to offer. We do our best to tailor an internship to your background and future goals. We support you every step of the way to make sure your Milan internship is an experience you’ll never forget. Students and young professionals from the U.S. and Canada, don’t miss out on this life-changing international opportunity!

Please note, the program fee includes a guaranteed internship, housing, social events, a career development program, 24/7 staff support, health and travel insurance, and much more.

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Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the Global Experiences' program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Immersion Language Classes: To help you jumpstart your time abroad you will be enrolled in an Italian language course for the first few weeks of your program.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • On-Site Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Milan year-round and provides you with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all the interns on a range of social events.

Scholarships

Global Experiences Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

Global Experiences offers scholarships for both summer and semester terms in any of the organization’s 11 global cities. Full scholarships are available for semester-long programs, with special consideration given to those who are underrepresented in study abroad programs. Global Experiences also contributes to those who receive a Pell Grant or Benjamin A. Gillman scholarship, for both in person and virtual programs.

Value
$500 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.73 Rating
based on 51 reviews
  • 5 rating 76.47%
  • 4 rating 21.57%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 1.96%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.65
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.6
  • Housing 4.4
  • Safety 4.9
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Rosie
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Experience I Don’t Regret

My experience overall in Milan through Global Experiences was one that I do not regret. Although our program was fairly small (and felt this way at times), it was a way for me to form close relationships with my roommates. The first two weeks we were enrolled in half day language classes which gave us a lot of free time to explore and get situated with the trams and public transportation, as well as the layout of the city. After this, each of our individual internships picked up and occupied most of our time. Because of this, we traveled to various countries early on in the program as we had the time to do so. My internship placement was okay, and although I had some complaints and difficulties, overall I know that I learned a lot and will be able to use this experience as a stepping stone in whatever career path I take. The city is lively and there’s definitely stuff to do, but you have to look for it. Although not the typical study abroad experience with easy classes and partying, this I felt was the perfect happy medium of an abroad experience I missed out on due to COVID while also incorporating a job/internship/career jumper experience.

Pros
  • Easy Transportation
  • Great Shopping
  • Very Lively
Cons
  • Very Metropolitan, Not Very Green
  • Food Isn’t Incredible, But Okay
  • Summer Months Are Incredibly Hot
2 people found this review helpful.
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Sara
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Milan

I did the Milan program for september-november 2022. It was most definitely an experience. I did enjoy it, and made some lifelong friends with other students there. Though, it was very expensive in the end. With no way to make income while living there, running out of funds was not uncommon.
The internship was definitely not what I would have expected or wanted, though it was to no fault of GE or the coordinators. It was an issue with the company and bosses.
In retrospect, this experience was worth it, though be careful with your funds and ability to live independently. Do this trip if you want to experience new culture, meet new people, and see new things. Do NOT do this trip just in the name of credits or just the internship. The internship is part of why you are here, but it isn’t meant to be the ONLY reason you are here.

Pros
  • Learning Italian
  • Vintage Shopping
  • Stunning Views
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Busy/Hectic
  • Only Okay Food
4 people found this review helpful.
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Veronica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Milan Summer Fun

Milan The staff was incredible. The on site coordinators, Amanda and Antonella, we’re amazing. They did anything and everything in their power to make our experiences better. They were always responsive and genuinely cared about each and every one of us in the program. I will say the housing in Milan is a little tough because they’re just isn’t a lot available but they did everything they could to make us as comfortable as possible and get us the best accommodations. Amanda and Antonella were awesome but I think a third person to help out would be even better. There were a lot of students to handle and it was a huge on for just two people.

Pros
  • Incredible Food
  • Awesome Night Life
  • A lot of great vintage shopping
Cons
  • Didn’t have air conditioning in my first housing situation
  • Internship wasn’t as tailored to my interests and they said it would be
  • It was just super insanely hot in Milan
13 people found this review helpful.
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Katerina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Milan!

My time in Milan was amazing. Global experiences is a bit disorganized, some students were sent home because they were not placed in internships, so that was really sad. Fortunately i did get placed, i had a great time at my job. Despite the drawbacks of global experiences as a whole, my program site coordinators were great. Antonella and Amanda were always helpful, kind, and planned events that allowed us to see and experience the staples in italy. They were awesome and really great resources when in Milan

Cons
  • Disorganized
17 people found this review helpful.
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Elise
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

This was a great program. I was able to work in a fashion showroom with friendly and welcoming coworkers, and I was able to immersed in Italian culture. My program coordinators Amanda and Antonella did a great job at supporting us and giving us guidance the entire time, and I appreciated all the events they had planned for us to mingle as a community. This was my first time abroad and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out! I was able to travel outside of the host city often and it fit perfectly with my work schedule

17 people found this review helpful.
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Lauren
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very happy I did an internship abroad!

I am about to end my experience here in Milan and I’m not ready to leave. I have enjoyed this experience so much and believe I have grown as an individual because of it. The program coordinators Amanda and Antonella are very sweet and we’re always there whenever I needed anything. Having both Amanda and Antonella around was a huge comfort and made me feel safer interning abroad. The events and trips planned we’re a lot of fun and made it much easier than having to plan things on my own. Living in Milan for 8 weeks and working here allowed me to immerse myself in Italian culture and lifestyle. The main negative I do have to comment on is all housing options should be provided with air conditioning as Europe reached record high numbers this summer. Without ac I dreaded going back to my apartment despite the apartment itself being in good condition. When my roommates and I were dealing with our very hot apartment both Amanda and Antonella supported us all the way in trying to solve our problems which I’m very grateful for. Overall, if you can study/intern abroad this is your sign to go for it!

Pros
  • Culture
  • Food
  • Beautiful Sights
Cons
  • Housing
  • Heat
  • Unreliable public transportation at times
12 people found this review helpful.
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niki
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved this program!

This experience was definitely one of a kind! I was given great experience for my specific major(s) and felt very at home! Our program supervisors, Amanda and Antonella we’re very helpful, kind and did so much to make us feel comfortable and safe. It was quite confusing in the beginning because we only received a couple of emails right before our departure and many internships were not confirmed until we arrived. I would still highly recommend coming in this program if you are interested in fashion marketing!

Pros
  • Amazing food
  • Gained great design skills
  • Beach is close
Cons
  • Confusing in the beginning (little help)
  • Bus schedule being off all the time
  • Hot
17 people found this review helpful.
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Clara
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Design Internship Milan

Our program coordinators, Amanda and Antonella, went out of their way to make sure that we enjoyed all of the sights Milan and the surrounding area had to offer. They planned a lot of fun excursions for us (Lake Como, Verona, Armani Silos, etc) and were always happy to answer questions for us if we wanted to travel on our own. I would highly recommend Milan and the surrounding area of Northern Italy to anyone looking to work or even just travel around Europe! There is so much to do and a lot of great variety, you won't get bored.

20 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

To apply for Global Experiences, you can do so on our application page here: https://www2.globalexperiences.com/apply-now Hope this helps!

There is a $25 application fee for international applicants which must be paid to move forward in the application process and participate in the program.

When applying, you apply to one of our specific program sessions. The longest sessions we have are our fall and spring programs, which are about 12-15 weeks. The summer sessions are 8 weeks. You can find more information here: https://www.globalexperiences.com/dates-tuition/ Thank you for you inquiry, hope this helps!

It is not essential to speak Italian in order to participate in the Milan program. The majority of our interns who have attended the programs in Italy did not speak any Italy. While the majority of our placements in Milan are in English, we encourage that interns familiarize themselves with some of the Italian basics they learn in their language classes. Hope this helps!