• Italy
    • Milan
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Business Communications Cultural Studies Economics Fashion Design Graphic Design Interior Design International Business International Relations Language Studies Marketing Media Relations Philosophy Psychology Social Sciences +5
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level


Price Details
Program Price Includes:
• Comprehensive Advising and Support
• Tuition at the Host University
• Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter
• Housing
• Meals and Laundry Services
• Bridging Cultures Program
• Full-Time Resident Staff
• On-Site ISA Offices
• Computer and Internet Access
• Excursions
• The ISA Discovery Model
• Cultural Activities
• Medical Insurance
• Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
• Airport Reception
• Visa Support
• Tutoring
• The Professional Development Toolbox
• Scholarship Opportunities
Jun 19, 2024
Nov 28, 2023
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About Program

Milan is Italy's center for fashion, finance and commerce. This modern, cosmopolitan city is home to several trade and fashion shows year round. In addition to being Italy's commerce capital, Milan hosts many of Italy's cultural delights such as the Duomo, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, and Castello Sforzesco.

The city of Milan offers many educational opportunities for study abroad students. Taking courses at The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy's premier private university, ISA students will be taking courses with locals in English and Italian in the disciplines of business, communication, Italian language and fashion merchandising!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders, particularly the needs of underrepresented student populations. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

Neurodivergent Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our Health & Safety team is available to answer questions about insurance and medication, as well as provide students with materials on overseas access to support.

Accessibility Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. With our wide portfolio of program types and locations we’re confident there is a suitable and accessible program for each student. Accommodations abroad can be complex and take time, so those with accessibility needs should inform ISA of any accommodations requests as early as possible in the advising process. Please contact accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com with questions or for more information.



We have partnered with Fill it Forward to engage team members and program participants in waste reduction practices. The goal is to encourage the elimination of single-use waste. Every QR code scan shows the impact of reusable bottles and unlocks a donation to environmental impact groups.

Ethical Impact

WorldStrides, a global organization, is committed to educate and serve communities worldwide. Our commitment is fueled by the passion of our team members and partners to make experiential learning accessible, while also being socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible. Together, we accomplish this by investing in initiatives to promote inclusion, diversity, and sustainability.

Program Highlights

  • Milan, known as the fashion capital of the world, is home to the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II, which is the oldest active shopping mall in Italy.
  • Italy, and southern Europe in general, has a laid- back culture. If you are interested in working to live, Italy is the place for you.
  • The Italian peninsula is largely located in the Mediterranean Sea, with over 7,600 kilometers of coastline.
  • Europe’s three active volcanoes are all located in Italy: Etna and Stromboli are in Sicily, and Vesuvius is in the Campania region.
  • The historical sites in Italy make for a very unique learning experience.

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Milan Italy

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is in the heart of the city, near many of Milan's famous monuments and tucked within picturesque gardens & courtyards. You’ll be able to experience the energy of Milan's business sectors situated right around the campus and have opportunities to experience European language and culture in one of the country's most powerful economic & cultural metropolises. The ISA office is at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore's main campus in downtown Milan

Milan, Italy

The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti is a nexus for the Fashion & Design industry. You'll be taught by faculty who are renowned designers in the Fashion and Design fields. NABA alumni have been placed with leading companies in the industry. The university has been recognized as one of Europe's Top 100 schools of Architecture and Design by Domus Magazine and in the field of Fashion in the Global Fashion School ranking accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

Milan, Italy

The Università IULM (IULM) is a center of innovation. Located a short distance from the Design District and Navigli area, the IULM is located in a well-connected and culturally vibrant area. The campus has beautiful modern buildings that house classrooms, a library, study centers, and a dining hall. The university has an integrated academic approach, with a combination of theory and practical experiences. The IULM is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities, and Research.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.25
  • Support 4.25
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.25
  • Safety 4.75
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Milan was an amazing experience. I cannot talk highly enough about my time there and the program through ISA. The opportunity to attend an amazing university in Milan allowed me to create lasting relationships with other international students and professors. I had the ability to further my abilities in the Italian language and experience the culture first hand that Italy has to offer. There was lots of support from ISA staff if needed as well as independence to navigate a new city and explore.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I saw would have to have been the Duomo. While this is a big tourist attraction, I was amazed at the size of the church. Additionally, we had the opportunity to go on the roof and tour in the duomo through ISA and that was an amazing experience with some of the best views of Milan.
  • Becoming more fluent in Italian
  • Easy travel throughout rest of Italy and Europe
  • Kind and welcoming people
  • Transportation Strikes
20 people found this review helpful.
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My Experience Studying in Milan

Choosing to study abroad in Milan, Italy was the best decision I have made in my life. I would highly recommend anyone that is debating to study in Milan to do so. Milan is such a beautiful city full of so much history, incredible food, and stunning sights. During my time, I studied at Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. I was able to take an Italian language course as well as other unique types of classes that were a lot of fun to be apart of. The program leaders from ISA were very helpful during my time and always gave us suggestions on different places to explore, places to eat, and different events going on in the city. If anyone is debating about studying abroad in Milan, do it! I promise you will love it.

  • Learning a New Language
  • Trying Different Kinds of Foods
  • Exploring a New City
  • Language Barrier
  • Culture Shock
  • Homesickness
20 people found this review helpful.
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A Life Changing Journey

During my time in Milan, I had the incredible opportunity to meet so many amazing people. It was truly a life-changing experience that allowed me to grow closer to myself and gain so much confidence. Immersing myself in a new culture and learning a new language was both challenging and rewarding. While studying in Milan, I got to travel all throughout Europe. Exploring different countries and experiencing their unique cultures was absolutely mind-blowing. Throughout it all, I had such amazing support from the people I met and the community around me. Milan will forever hold a special place in my heart for the incredible memories and personal growth it brought into my life. It truly was a dream come true!

  • Language Acquisition: The opportunity to learn Italian and communicate with local Italian speakers. Being surrounded by native speakers and having daily interactions in the local language greatly enhanced my language proficiency.
  • Personal Growth: This experience pushed me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to adapt to new situations. it helped me develop valuable life skills and helped me gain a greater sense of self-confidence.
  • Cultural Immersion: Getting to first-hand experience the customs, traditions, and way of life in Italy helped broaden my perspective and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the culture.
  • Homesickness: Being away from home for over three months led to feelings of homesickness for me. Missing my home, family, and friends was extremely hard but ultimately led to personal growth.
  • Language Barrier: Since I was not fluent in Italian before studying abroad, it made for a difficult adjustment when I first arrived. This was difficult but gave me the challenge to improve in my language skills to navigate my experience.
  • Cultural Adjustment: While adapting to the new culture, there was certainly some culture shock involved. It took some time to adjust to the different customs, social norms, and ways of life but helped broaden my horizons and gain a deeper appreciation.
22 people found this review helpful.
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IES Abroad Milan

For four months, I studied and lived in Milan, Italy. I arrived in January, and adapted to the Milanese way of life and embraced the culture entirely. I have entirely fell in love with Milan, grown significantly more comfortable in my Italian language skills, and met so many wonderful people. Most weeks, I traveled on the weekends to other European nations; during the week, I made sure to visit a new museum or place of cultural significance. I am constantly learning and am in awe of something new each day. As an Italian major, this experience has allowed me to finally be immersed in the subject that I have been studying for years. Although I have been fortunate to study Italian prior to my time as a student at Penn State University, I believe that being put in real-life situations has challenged me to develop my Italian skills significantly. At the doctor's office or the hair salon, I surprised myself finding the correct Italian words, when under pressure to describe an ailment or hair color shade. Being in an Italian-speaking environment has allowed me to utilize my textbook education towards real-world application.

  • So much culture
  • Nightlife is incredible
  • Beautiful and affordable
51 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

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