IES Abroad Milan - Italy Today

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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.

Milan will also be your classroom. Only in Milan can you marvel at the grandeur of the Duomo, see the artistic detail of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in person, and find classical manuscripts at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Welcome to study abroad!

Questions & Answers

For my particular program, there were a few different options for housing - homestay, apartment (with other American students), or Italian dormitory. I chose the Italian dorm, since I wanted to meet Italian students my age and be completely immersed in the language. I didn't have to worry about roommates, since I had a single room, but everyone shared the kitchen and other dorm facilities; it was...

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based on 21 reviews
  • Academics 8.2
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.7
  • Safety 9.6
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jortizquezada
9/10

Da togliere il fiato

This was the best experience of my life! The IES program is very flexible in that it allows students to either have a lot of assistance or not much. I opted to take classes at a local university and live in an Italian dorm. But the IES staff were always available to answer questions, if I need them. I really feel like I lived like an Italian during my time there. I will always appreciate IES for such an incredible experience.

How can this program be improved?
I would probably have offered more help for the students who didn't take courses at IES as managing the Italian university system on my own was difficult.
Yes, I recommend
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mmalon11
9/10

Phenomenal Experience

Studying Abroad in Milan was an unforgettable experience and amazing opportunity. Especially since Milan is not a popular tourist destination, you are able to fully immerse yourself in the city and Italian culture. Milan is a thriving city in Italy and offers plenty of things to do. It has a deep cultural roots, especially in design, art, and fashion. Not only is the city great, the IES staff is absolutely wonderful. While it may seem intimidating at first, the IES staff does a great job allowing the students to become independent, responsible adults. They do not "hold your hand" through the process, which allows for personal growth. The program offers a variety of classes, catering to the student's needs. I would highly recommend the program to students interested in studying abroad. My studies in Milan served as both excellent educational and cultural experiences that I will always remember.

Yes, I recommend
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tdemet01
9/10

Italy was awesome

Milan was great and the program was one of the best and I had a lot of fun with both the people that were part of the program and also the student that were in the program.

Bonus tip: Definitely check out a soccer game in Milan. The atmosphere alone is amazing!

Yes, I recommend
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kwendt
10/10

Top-Notch Study Abroad Staff

The IES Staff made my experience at IES Milan. From the beginning, the greeted us with open arms. The staff always had a smile on, willing to help us pick classes or just talk about the study abroad experience. Housing provided us with a beautiful apartment, in a great location in the city, right near a metro line. And while the staff never babied us, they always were there as a support system, in case of emergency or just if we wanted to talk.

Yes, I recommend
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Allison
10/10

Great Program!

Going into this program I had no travel experience AT ALL. Hadn't been on a plane in years and definitely had never been outside of the US before. I didn't even know anyone else going on the trip. I was really nervous about traveling, but the IES people make it impossible to get confused! They meet you right in the airport as soon as you arrive and help you with settling in. That was a big thing for me.

Other than that, all of the people at IES were incredibly helpful and friendly. They really know how to make you feel at home. Every abroad student lives with an Italian student, which is really great because you always feel safe and they totally give you the pointers on where to go.

If I ever go abroad again (which is very likely) I will look into IES abroad programs before anything else. Definitely take advantage of this trip it changed my life!!! :)

Yes, I recommend
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Italia920
10/10

Best trip ever!!

IES Milan was really good and made us feel at home. The orientation program was really informative and made me feel much more comfortable. I had an amazing time in Milan and IES was there to help us at any hour of the day or night. My apartment was so cute and was right by school so I got to walk to school every morning. They gave us amazing recommendations for restaurants and places to go at night. We also took trips with our program all over northern Italy. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone!

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