Milan comes to life in the early summer! In and around the heart of Milan, Milanese and tourists alike enjoy the architecture, sidewalk cafes, fountains, shops, street artists, open-air cinema, concerts, and special festivals. A famous Milanese song says there are many wonderful Italian cities that people love to visit, but only one in which they want to live and work― Milan. As one of only a few American programs in Milan, IES Abroad offers students the opportunity to integrate fully into the life of this modern Italian city.
The Milan Summer Program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, an optional internship, housing in an honors residence hall and apartments, field trips, and extra-curricular activities.
A center for business and fashion industries, Milan offers a great environment for you to study Italian language and culture. The program allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and enroll in language courses, ranging from beginner to advanced, designed to enhance language proficiency at an accelerated pace. Enroll in a 4-credit language course and a 3-credit area studies course or internship seminar for a total of 7 credits. This program is also an ideal pre-session for the IES Abroad Milan fall and academic year programs.
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.
Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.
You enroll in a 4-credit language course and one 3-credit area studies course or internship seminar for a total of 7 credits. Placement in the Italian language course is determined by an on-site language test conducted during orientation. Disciplines include:
Develop professional skills in the global workplace with an internship in Milan. Work 16 hours each
week, and participate in a required 3-credit seminar that will apply towards your goal of 7 credits
for the summer program. Past internship placements have included:
This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.
Develop professional skills in the global workplace with an internship in Milan. You enroll in a 3-credit internship seminar, and work 16 hours each week in your placement.
Past internship placements have included:
IES Abroad Milan organizes field study trips that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Italian culture and society.
We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Milan, it will feel like home.
Apartments – The furnished apartments are single-sex and typically house two to seven IES Abroad students. You may be housed with an Italian roommate who is either a college student or young working professional. Meals are not provided. Apartments offer equipped kitchens, Internet access, and a washing machine and are located close to public transportation.
Collegio di Milano – A residence hall for Italian and international honors students, the Collegio offers single rooms with private bathrooms and balconies. This option includes three meals daily and carries an additional fee. Visit www.collegiodimilano.it for details.
Part of making you feel at home in Milan is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that prepares you, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.
The two-day orientation program starts with travel to the ancient, elegant resort city of Sirmione (Lake Garda) and is followed by a day-long tour of Milan. Orientation sessions include:
The Milan staff organizes optional field trips to places of historical and cultural interest during the summer program.
In the past, students have traveled to:
Field trips, excluding some meals, are included in the program fee.
IES ABROAD MILAN
Via Carducci, 26 | 20123 Milano, Italy
The IES Abroad Milan Center is located in the city’s bustling historic center, near the prestigious Università Cattolica.
Roberto AndreoniIES Abroad Milan, Center Director
Roberto Andreoni holds a doctorate in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. His undergraduate degrees were earned at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan and the Accademia Internazionale della Musica. He previously served as the Director of the Scuola Civica di Musica in Milan. Dr. Andreoni is a Fulbright scholar and an active composer whose works are regularly performed and recorded. In addition to his responsibilities as Center Director, he also serves as the Music Coordinator for IES Abroad Milan.
IES Abroad Staff
Irene BaldoniAssistant Director
Laura CarreraInternship Coordinator
Luca BlumerStudent Affairs and Customized Program Specialist
Elizabeth MelsheimerAcademic Assistant
Walter MutoAcademic Advisor
Manuela NigrelliHousing Coordinator
Anna SalandiniAccounting and Fiscal Administrator
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università Statale degli Studi di Milano
Master’s in Intercultural policies, Università degli Studi di Firenze; Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Daria CantùSocial Innovation and Sustainability
Master’s in Service Design, Politecnico di Milano; Doctoral Student in Design and Innovation for Sustainability
Degree in Information Sciences, Università di Pisa; Doctorate from the Scuola Normale di Pisa; Researcher at the University of California – Berkeley
Laura CarreraInternship SeminarWorked for Hewlett-Packard for 16 years as Marketing Communication Specialist, responsible for magazines, catalogs and the Italian website. Now a Consultant in various areas: website start-up, stock exchange market, marketing communication, accounting, new media advertising, luxury merchandising. Degree in Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Silva CostanzoMusicologistDegree in Piano from the F. Dall’Abaco Conservatory in Verona, Degree in Music Ensemble from the Commission de Reconnaissance d’Experience des Ecoles Superieures des Arts, Professor at the Scuola Civica Milano.
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from Cattolica University in Milan, Assistant at Bucknell University, MA in Italian for Foreigners from Cattolica University in Milan
Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione (IULM), Milano; Professional Translator with a specialization in Insurance and Medicine
Enrico GirardiMusic History
Doctorate in Musicology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Degree in Modern Literature, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Post-doctorate work at the Università Cattolica, Conservatorio "Giuseppe Verdi", and Accademia Internazionale della Musica, Milano; Music Critic for "Il Corriere della Sera"
Vocal CoachDegree in Piano and Harpsichord, Civica Scuola di Musica and Conservatorio “G.Verdi”, Milano
Sante MalettaItalian History
Doctorate in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Roma; Degree in Philosophy, Università degli Studi di Milano; Lecturer, Philosophy, Università degli Studi della Calabria
Masters in Italian for Foreigners at Ca’ Foscari Venice, Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
MusicDegree in Literature from the University of Milan, Doctorate in Musicology from the University of Vienna, Associate Professor of Musicology and History of Music at the Universtiy of Genoa
Degree in Philosophy, Università Statale, Milano; Professor of Graphics adn Digital-Virtual Design, IED (Istituto Europeo di Design), Milano
Illaria MuzziMusic and LiteratureABD PhD in Comparative Literature at CUNY in New York, NY USA, Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano.
Kevin McManusArt History
Doctorate program at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Master’s in Art History, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Mara PerbelliniFilm Studies
Master’s in Screenwriting, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Degree in Letters and Philosophy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Founder of Studio metaphora, script development and consulting company
Francesca PrandstrallerLeading Across Cultures
MA in Communication at Georgetown University Washington D.C. Professor at Bocconi University, Milano
Art HistoryDoctorate in Art Criticism History, Università degli Studi di Milano
Liat RogelSocial Innovation and Sustainability
Doctoral program at Politecnico di Milano; Master’s in Service Design, Politecnico di Milano
Rocco RonzaPolitical Science, Sociology
Doctorate in Sociology and Social Research, Università degli Studi di Trento; Degree in Political Science, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Professor, Centro Interuniversitario Italiano, Pàsmàny Peter Catholic University, Budapest and the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Maria SepaItalian Literature
PhD in Italian Literature, Brown University; Degree in Letters, Università degli Studi di Roma; Consultant, Bompiani publishing company, Milano
Degree in Modern Letters, Università Cattolica di Milano; Diploma DITALS (Teaching Italian to Foreigners),Università per Stranieri di Siena; Master’s in Italian, Università Cattolica di Milano; Doctoral Program in Linguistics, Università Cattolica, Milano
Francesco TanzilliItalian Politics
Doctorate in History, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Degree in History, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; Visiting Scholar, Notre Dame University and New York University
Degree in Philosophy from the Università degli Studi di Milano; Music consultant and publisher
Doctorate in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, Scuola di Psicoterapia psicoanalitica (IPA), Milano; Degree in Clinical Psychology, Università degli Studi di Padova; Degree in Applied Linguistics, Institute of Linguists of London; Director, International Studio of Mental Health, Milan Clinical Psychologist/Psychoanalyist
Patrizia ZanardiVoiceSoprano - Extensive international performances, Diploma Conservatorio "G. Verdi" Torino, Cum Laude, M.A Verdi's Repertoire, Conservatorio "G. Nicolini" Piacenza, Cum Laude, M.A Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music, Conservatorio "G. Nicolini" Piacenza, Cum Laude, Voice Prof. Conservatorio "G. Frescobaldi" Ferrara.
Donatella ZappieriManaging Fashion and Luxury Companies, International Business
Degree in Foreign Languages (English and French), Geneva University; PR manager and design director