Enrolling in a partner institution course is a great way to meet Italians and experience the Italian edication system first-hand. As a student in the Italy Today program, two partner institution courses are included in the program cost, provided that you meet the institution's requirements. Any additional enrollments will carry an additional fee.
Most partner institution courses are worth 3 credits. Specific course listings and descriptions are not available on the institutions' websites until shortly before the beginning of the term and may be updated frequently. The IES Abroad staff will assist you with the partner institution enrollment process.
Choose from the following partner institutions in Milan:
Istituto di Moda Burgo
Fashion & Design
Students interested in pursuing options in fashion may enroll in a limited number of courses at the Istituto di Moda Burgo, a local and well-known school of fashion. Courses are taught in both Italian and English on a semester or academic year basis. You may select from courses in two categories:
- Fashion Design - Jewelry Design, Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Children’s Wear, Beach Wear, Underwear, Theater Costume, Accessories and Shoe Design
- Pattern Making - Computer Cad-Cam, Pattern Making, Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Children’s Wear, Beachwear, Underwear, Wedding Dress
Milano Fashion Institute (MFI)
Fashion (spring only)
For students interested in pursuing options in Fashion, a limited number of courses are available at the Milano Fashion Institute, an inter-university consortium founded by three Italian Universities: Università Bocconi, Politecnico di Milano and Università Cattolica. While the Politecnico faculty teach classes that explore the design, style and materials-related aspects of the fashion industry, the Bocconi faculty teach classes that study the marketing, economics, branding, financial aspects of the fashion business and the Cattolica faculty focus on the sociological as well as communication trends connected to all fashion-related phenomena.
Courses are taught in English and are offered in the spring semester only. Course topics include fabrics & materials, product design, experience & store design, buying and visual merchandising, and fashion press & PR.
Fashion & Design
For students interested in expanding their knowledge of fashion and design and learning more about the field of leather making, Arsutoria offers a limited number of courses uniquely to IES Abroad students.
Courses at Arsutoria are taught in English and are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. The courses available to IES Abroad students are:
- Footwear Design
- Handbag Design
Communication and Media, Tourism, Gender Studies
Università IULM was founded in 1968 by Senator Carlo Bo and Professor Silvio Baridon. From the very beginning, the idea behind the project was to satisfy the demands of the labor markets based on analyses of current trends. With two campuses throughout Italy (Milan & Rome), Milan IULM University enrollment nears approximately 4,300 students. The IULM campus in Milan fosters an academic community of three departments and two research centers.
Università IULM offers a variety of English-taught courses in Communication, Media, Tourism, and Gender Studies. For a sample course listing, please see the IULM website. Please note that course offerings will change each semester.
Italian-taught courses are available in the following disciplines:
- Art History
- Language & Literature
- Foreign Languages and Literature
- International Economy and Relations