• Italy
    • Milan
8 to 12 weeks
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Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall Spring Summer
Weekly Hours


Starting Price
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
Nov 02, 2023
Aug 08, 2023
71 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.


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.

$500 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.73 Rating
based on 89 reviews
  • 5 rating 75.28%
  • 4 rating 23.6%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 1.12%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Growth 4.7
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.25
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Design Internship in Milan

My summer abroad in Milan was a great opportunity and an experience I will always be grateful for. I’ve made memories traveling around Italy, eating delicious foods, seeing amazing sites, and spending time with the other students in my program. Thanks to our program coordinators we had a variety of group events that allowed us to meet each other. Although my internship placement wasn’t what I was expecting, living abroad allowed me to gain independence and immerse myself in a culture I have grown to really enjoy.

  • immersing yourself in a new culture
  • builds your resume
  • mosquitoes
  • no AC
24 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


I really loved my experience here in Milano between going to museums and going out with my new friends! The no AC was a bit hard at times, but with a fan it was doable. I spent the weekends reading in cafes with a caffe doppio (of course) and walking around the city. Also, meeting new Italian friends was for sure a big highlight. The flea markets in Navigli on the weekends were so comforting to walk through and I ended up getting a digital camera which I use all the time! I hope to keep in contact with the people I met in this program and those from Italy!

  • Friends
  • Food
  • Traveling
  • No AC
22 people found this review helpful.
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Good Experience to have

I'm so happy I decided come here! for my last year at UC Davis. I did have major culture shock coming into this, and I feel like it took me at least 5 weeks to finally get used to everything, but it was all worth it. I think if I started learning the language prior to going on this trip, it would have helped a lot because communication is what I struggled the most with for both my internship and everyday life. Overall though, there's never a dull moment in Milan, and the main area of criticism I have would be to have AC or fans in the houses for when we arrive.

  • Immersed in a new culture
  • Amazing food and wine!
  • No AC
  • Transportation $$
23 people found this review helpful.
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An amazing program and incredible memories made

I had a lot of ups and downs but ultimately I came away with a lot of amazing memories and life experiences I never thought I would have. I feel as though I have grown a lot as a person because of the opportunities I had. We were given a lot of freedom and a lot of chances to challenge ourselves personally and professionally. The 8 weeks felt both long and short. In particular I appreciated the days in which we had opportunity to travel and explore Italy and its amazing culture and scenery. I would do this program all over again if I could.

  • Lots of freedom to explore
  • Meeting lots of cool people
  • Coordinators were super friendly and supportive the entire way
  • Housing, Maintenance was inconsistent
  • Not enough preparation on internship and work culture
  • No Air Conditioning provided
25 people found this review helpful.
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Honest Milan Experience

- apartment had no AC, we were given money to buy a fan, but it would’ve been better if it was included right from the beginning. Had to compare fan prices, buy a reasonably priced one, then had to carry it home on a hot day

- maintenance took weeks to fix hot water problems, didn’t provide every bedroom with a trash can from the start, didn’t communicate with us effectively

- a classmate who arrived to Milan before me took my room for the whole summer and didn’t inform me before hand

- Milan can be difficult for POC to get used to, was the only Asian in my internship, finding authentic authentic Asian restaurants was really challenging

- had to figure out public transportation on our own, would’ve appreciated navigation instructions to and from the Italian school

- Amanda was amazing, responded quickly, helped me locate my missing luggage

- my internship placement was a good fit, learned a lot, very rewarding, helped me decide career paths

- coworkers were super nice at A-Tono

- lots of beautiful places to visit

- lots of personal growth thanks to this program

26 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing experience

I loved my experience here, I got to see and learn so much during my time. Our coordinators, Amanda and Antonella, were so helpful and planned such good events. I really enjoyed how much time I was able to spend with the other people in my program, and how well we got to know each other. I loved that we mostly all lived in one building so it was easy to travel and cook together. My internship was very educational and intense, I learned a lot in my time there. My only complaints were about our housing, the maintenance was not reliable and we had no AC, which was very difficult to deal with during the heatwave.

  • Food
  • Connecting with other people
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Maintenance was not reliable
  • No AC
  • Our apartment was missing so much stuff
27 people found this review helpful.
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fashion in milan

In terms of progress at the workplace things have been pretty slow in terms of work to do because they’re coming to a close pretty soon. However I’ve gotten pretty comfortable here, by that i mean i’ve gotten pretty familiar with everyone and the places around it. I know I didn’t end up getting to do what I came here to do or learn what I intended to learn but I liked it here and I made the most out of it and my experience. It has been great getting to know everyone to the capacity that I have and I wish them all the best. I’d say I would say a cultural highlight has been the vintage markets they have every first and last Sunday of every month

  • people
  • food
  • night life
  • mosquitoes
  • heat
  • money
22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Love this place and these people! I grew much thicker skin working at the place that I did, and still learned a lot about work culture in Italy and in the fashion realm. Made a number of incredible friendships and had innumerable experiences that I’ll cherish forever. The housing amenities were definitely mediocre, especially considering how much we paid to be here. Other than that I had an absolute blast. I learned how to be independent!!! I will say that being a woman anywhere, but especially in a foreign country, can

  • Independence
  • New friendships
  • Pre planned events
  • Language barrier
  • Housing amenities
  • Inte
26 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!