- Delight in the piazzas, enjoy the world-class culinary scene at the many cafés, roam the narrow streets of the Brera neighborhood, marvel at the Duomo, visit the world’s oldest shopping mall at Galerria Vittorio Emanuele II, grab a coffee at a café in via Dante, ride the iconic yellow trams, picnic in the vast green oasis of Parco Sempione, or join the cheering crowds at AC Milan San Siro Stadium, home to one of the best soccer teams in Europe.
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest public university in Europe, offering an impressive range of innovative programs taught in English in the fields of economics, business, finance, business management, international relations, political science, and communications.
- Milan is consistently ranked as the top student city in Italy by the?QS Best Student Cities Ranking. Plus, Cattolica’s international curriculum, pre-semester Italian classes, and custom programs for study abroad students make it easy to maximize your time abroad.
- With great train and air connections, Milan makes a great base for exploring Europe.
Youthful, fashionable, and energetic, there is an inspiring beauty to Milan. A mix of modern efficiency and Northern Italian tradition, it is the epicenter of fashion, design, and business in Italy. A wide range of academic options make this an excellent spot for studying, and despite the glitz of some neighborhoods, the city remains affordable and accessible for students. The beauty of Milan will even follow you to class—Cattolica’s campus was designed by Renaissance architect Bramante and is located in the heart of the historic city center near Roman ruins and the bustling financial center.
Join the Study Abroad Impact Lab, a course created specifically to help you use your study abroad experience to build the skills needed to land your dream job. (The course costs an additional 25 Euros and is paid directly to Cattolica.)
If you have prior knowledge of Italian, consider a part-time, credit-bearing internship in Milan! Worth 6 ECTS (3 U.S. credits) for 120-150 hours of interning throughout the semester. Students in the internship program will also take 1 - 2 regular courses, two Italian language courses, and a parallel course focused on skill development for the internship. Placements may be made in the fields of marketing, business, fashion, communications and journalism. (An additional fee of about $600 USD is required for the internship placement.)
Serve as a Language Assistant and assist with foreign language lessons at local schools in Milan. You’ll spend 4-6 hours each week volunteering in primary and secondary school classrooms in Milan, working under the direction of the lead teacher.
What We Love About Milan
Milan is for the young and ambitious! Unlike Rome and Florence, Milan is a city of locals, not tourists, and it’s easy to settle into daily life and feel like you belong. A great spot for foodies, fashionistas, or anyone who wants to travel (a lot) on sustainable and affordable public transportation, it offers the glamour of a big city with the culture and tradition for which Italy is known worldwide.
Visit the Program Page for Study in Milan
to learn more.
You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website.