IES Abroad Milan Study Tour on Career Readiness

Study Tour
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
Single Term

About the Program

To prepare you for a career in a cross-cultural workplace, this program enhances your readiness for entering and navigating international environments. Diving deep into theoretical concepts, you expand your awareness of cultural differences and refine your knowledge of organizational cultures and contexts as you build and practice key professional competencies. Working first online, then in Milan, the business capital of Italy, you gain a truly international perspective in the Italian headquarters of some global companies.

Site visits to well-established companies, from boutique to global players...

Italian bootcamp for everyday conversation around Milan

Local staff join visits and arrange a full calendar of cultural activities

Online culture course to prepare you for your Milan trip

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Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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About the University

About IES Abroad Milan Center

The IES Abroad Center in Milan is in the stylish heart of the city, surrounded by historic treasures, hidden gardens and a multitude of shops, restaurants, and sunny café terraces. Study in multimedia classrooms and work in state-of-the-art computer labs using the digital photo and video editing suites. A short walk away is the majestic Duomo cathedral and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” masterpiece.



Cross-cultural communication, collaboration skills, and culturally appropriate workplace behavior are at the heart of this three-week hybrid study tour. The first week in a virtual classroom gives you a conceptual toolkit for analyzing and adapting to cultural differences. During these sessions, you identify your own cultural profiles, preferences, and biases, and work through role plays that have a focus on culturally appropriate professional behavior and idiomatic business English. In-person sessions continue after you arrive in Milan, using your site visits as case studies in the classroom.

Site Visits

Your time in Milan will be a two-week adventure of engaging discussions at a series of business visits, from small, local enterprises to major global corporations. During these visits, you will observe, analyze, and interpret, building your abilities to communicate in culturally effective ways.

Cultural Activities

You’ll continue to hone your intercultural communication skills through activities with local Italian and international students. IES Abroad Milan staff will also arrange cultural excursions to historical and cultural sites throughout the city.



Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

Each study tour has slightly different language requirements, based on the complexity of the program content. The language requirements for this program are:

  • TOEFL: 71 iBT
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 95
  • TOEIC: 640
  • CET-4: 450
  • CET-6: 425
  • Gaokao: 105
  • EF Set: 51

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Housing Information

You will stay in a fully-furnished single-occupancy room at a hotel or residence hall within a short commute of the IES Abroad Milan Center. Your accommodation will be centrally located and equipped with a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, 24-hr reception and much more! 

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Why Milan

Bustling, forward-thinking Milan is Italy’s economic, fashion, and music capital. It also has a stunning 2,000 years of history, giving it treasures like the medieval Sforza Castle, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, the gothic Duomo to visit, see, and explore. For a cultural extravaganza, Milan is a unique experience that wanders from pizza and gelato to opera and Renaissance masterpieces.

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Get Acclimated

The SAF Staff on the ground will introduce you to the details of your itinerary and explain where and when you eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch. They have all the answers, just ask!

Learn by Doing

Academic experts guide you through a learning by doing experience, blending culture with best pedagogic practice to support your coursework and development and to help you retain knowledge.

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your tour group will share in the arranged social and cultural events as well as hands-on learning, so you have many opportunities to collaborate with other international SAF Scholars, experience the destination you’re in, and build friendships for life.

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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