Milan, Italy

Music: Voice, Composition & Instrumental

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

Whether you’re fluent in Italian or only know ciao, you will be welcomed with open arms by the IES Abroad Milan Center staff and a full range of opportunities for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and performance majors. In Milan, you get an education tailored specifically to your musical needs and interests. Enjoy being surrounded by some of the world’s top musicians and educators—including our Center Director, who is an active composer and music scholar whose pieces are performed worldwide! 

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Take Lessons with Highly Qualified Instructors

Receive individual instrument or voice instruction from experts.

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Rehearse and Perform with Local Ensembles

Past students have studied with several ensembles and choirs.

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Study with World-Famous Institutions

Take your music studies a step further through our partnerships.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Enroll in an internship or a community-based learning opportunity.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 20 - May 10

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Kaylee Brezinski & Rachael Grochowski

Once you’ve applied for a program, one of us will be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, we're here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

Why Milan?

From ancient Ambrosian chants to cutting-edge multimedia installations, Italy has always been at the forefront of musical innovation. As a music student in Milan, you have the opportunity to work with world-class musicians, soak up the local music scene, perform at a variety of venues, and attend performances.

Learn More About Milan

Get to Know Your New City

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Climb the Duomo

Make your way to the top for the best views of the city.

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Meet People & Get Involved

Make friends with Community Assistants.

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Enjoy the Milanese Aperitivo

Happy hour in Milan means, when you buy a drink, you get dinner for free!

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Root for Local Teams

Cheer on A.C. Milan and Inter Milan!

The Student Experience

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Meeting the Locals!

When I came to Milan and started experiencing city life, I realized how social I am. The interactions I have with locals are the best memories I have made so...

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  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


Share a furnished apartment located in a safe and lively district with three to six IES Abroad students. Located on main public transportation routes, apartments are within a 40-minute commute to the Center, and each apartment offers fully equipped kitchens, Internet access, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. These apartments are single-sex, and you generally share a bedroom with another student. Single rooms in an apartment carry an additional cost. Apartment life is often enhanced by a live-in Italian roommate called a Community Assistant (CA). These Assistants can help you improve your Italian language skills, get to know the city of Milan, and integrate more fully into the local culture. Meals are not included, so you normally eat lunch at a local café or a university cafeteria, and prepare your own breakfast and dinner at home.