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Imagine studying abroad in Italy, where you experience the past mingling with the present. You may pass Roman ruins, a medieval cathedral, and a Renaissance fountain, all on your way to a modern art expo.

When you study abroad, Italy becomes your classroom. Our programs offer the opportunity to explore not only your host city, but also some of the best sites that the country has to offer through our immersive cultural excursions.

Explore historic and modern intricacies in business, culture, design, and more when you study abroad in Italy. With programs like modern fashion in Milan, archaeology in Rome, or even vinicultural business in Siena, IES Abroad is here to help you have the experience of a lifetime.

Cities

Milan

Live at the cutting-edge of creativity, business, and finance in this cosmopolitan metropolis in Northern Italy.

Our Programs

Milan - Business Studies

Milan
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,560
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Milan - Fashion Design & Merchandising

Milan
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,560
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Milan - Italy Today

Milan
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,560
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Milan - Music: Tradition & Innovation

Milan
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,560
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Milan Summer - Internship

Milan
,
Italy
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,600
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Milan – Full-Time Semester Internship

Milan
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$9,170
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Top places to see in Milan
  • Il Duomo & Piazza del Duomo

    The chief piazza in Milan, Piazza del Duomo takes its name from the dominating Gothic cathedral, il Duomo di Milano.  Often described as one of the greatest churches in the world, this Gothic cathedral took five centuries to complete and is the fourth largest church in the world.

  • Santa Maria delle Grazie

    Santa Maria delle Grazie is probably most famous for the painting that lies within its walls - da Vinci's Last Supper (Il Cenacolo).

  • Via Montenapoleone

    Milan is the fashion capital of the world, and many designers host fashion shows in the city during Fashion Week. Via Montenapoleone is home to all the top designers,  including Versace, Gucci, Prada, Armani, and more.

  • Castello Sforzesco

    This sprawling and impressive castle, constructed in the 14th century, is now home to several museums and famous art collections. It has undergone numerous restorations since its first destruction in 1477 and rebuilding by Francesco Sforzesco in 1450.

  • Pirelli Tower

    Known in Italy as the Grattacielo Pirelli or Pirellone, the Pirelli Tower is the second tallest building in Milan. It was designed by architect Gio Ponti and built in 1956 upon orders from Alberto Pirelli, president of the Pierlli Company.

Rome

The past meets the present in Italy’s capital, a modern and vibrant city full of art, history, and culture.

Our Programs

Multi-Location Summer - Museums & Beyond: Art & Culture in Paris, Rome & Madrid

Paris
Rome
Madrid
,
France
Italy
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,270
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Rome - Art History & Fashion

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome - Early Childhood Education

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome - Film & Media Studies

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome - Full-Time Semester Internship

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$8,365
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Rome - History & Classics

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome - International Relations

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome - Language & Area Studies

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome - Sociology & Religion

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,540
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Rome January Term - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
Price TBD
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Rome Summer - Internship

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,700
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Rome Summer - Language & Culture

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,200
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Rome Summer – Fashion Studies

Rome
,
Italy
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$6,990
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Top places to see in Rome
  • Vatican City

    Located entirely within the city of Rome, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. Officially the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, Vatican City is also home to the colossal St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

  • Pantheon

    The Pantheon, meaning "to every god" in Greek, was built more than 1,800 years ago. Originally a temple for all pagan gods, it was converted into a church in 609.

  • Colosseum & Roman Forum

    The Colosseum is the most  recognizable structure in Rome. Once an ampitheatre for gladiator contests and spectacles, it could hold up to 50,000 people; truly an accomplishment for the time.

  • Trevi Fountain

    The Trevi Fountain is the largest fountain in Rome and boasts a magnificent scene of Triton, the Greek god of the sea.

Siena

Escape to the Tuscan countryside in this small, historic city with a rich student population.

Our Programs

Siena - Business & Economics of Italian Food & Wine

Siena
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$13,000
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Siena - Study in Tuscany

Siena
,
Italy
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,440
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Siena Summer - Tradition & Cuisine in Tuscany

Siena
,
Italy
Length: 
Summer 2018, Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,275
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Top places to see in Siena
  • Piazza del Campo

    Siena's large, shell-shaped principal piazza is a favorite of tourists and locals alike.  Renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity, the Piazza del Campo also hosts the famous Palio di Siena horse races twice a year.

  • Duomo di Siena

    Built during the 13th century, Siena's famous black and white marbled medieval cathedral houses valuable Italian sculpture works from Donatello, Bernini, and a young Michelangelo.

  • Palio di Siena

    In July students experience the world-renowned horse race, the Palio di Siena.

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