I chose IES Abroad Milan based on three reasons: academics, internship opportunities, and housing options.
Foremost, I choose this program because I liked that the program offered classes which I couldn't take at Villanova, such as Luxury Fashion Management, and Photography. Additionally, I really liked that the program offered students the opportunity to take classes at local universities in addition to IES. Through this, I was able to take classes at both Bocconi and Cattolica.
Secondly, I chose this program because of the internship component. While abroad, I wanted to continue to develop my professional skills in a global setting and participating in a fashion internship in Milan allowed me to do just that.
Lastly, I chose this program because I really liked the wide variety of housing options. I was able to choose between an apartment, dorm, or host family. This was very important to me because my apartment placement greatly impacted my experience.