Study Abroad in Milan, Italy


Milan: the largest industrial city in Italy and a magnet for entrepreneurs, business-people, and designers. This city of glamour also serves as a center of finance, business, art, and history. Study abroad in Milan, one of the largest and most vibrant cities in Europe, and discover the beauty of this city and Lombardy region for yourself.

About the Country


Twenty unique regions, each with their own dialects, traditions, and history...The world’s largest concentration of artistic and architectural treasures...Stunning landscapes and celebrated cuisine, wine, and fashion...It can only be Italy. Study abroad where the Romans tread, establishing a civilization that influenced the globe and generating a rich culture shaped by history. A founding member of the European Union, today’s Italy is a young country with traditions that date back centuries. Spend a semester, a summer, or an academic year in a country that welcomes students of all disciplines; whether you study art history or business, fashion or sociology, communications or ethics, Italy has much to offer.

Ahmad Refky, Senior Director of International Operations

Ahmad is originally from Cairo, Egypt, where he lived for 22 years. His first foray into study abroad came when he lived in the U.S. as an exchange student during his senior year of high school. That experience inspired him to work in international education, where he has built his career over the past decade. After graduating with a BA in International Relations from the American University in Cairo, Ahmad immigrated to the U.S. in 2001, where he pursued his graduate studies at DePaul University and studied abroad in The Netherlands as part of the Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, and Society. More


Chic Milan


Local Highlights

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic paintings. It was painted by Leonardo da Vinci in the late 15th century.

Duomo di Milano

Dedicated to its Nativity of Saint Mary, the Duomo di Milano is where the Archbishop of Milan is based. Building the cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete, and it’s quite a sight to behold!

Giuseppe Meazza Stadium

Commonly known as San Siro, the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium is the home of the Milano football team: AC Milan and Internazionale. It can seat over 80,000 people, making it the largest stadium Italy and one of the largest stadiums in Europe.

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Working & Living in a Foreign Country  
This experience provided with me the opportunity to not only work, but also live in a foreign country with necessary resources and tools to get the most out of my experience! I highly encourage everyone to travel abroad, but this program is ideal for those who want to see if they would enjoy working and living abroad in their career or future.

Kalli Morris
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,
Summer 2018, Milan, Italy
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