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Program Location Milan, Italy
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33014
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2023 01/15/23 to 05/12/23
Current Program Dates
Fall 2022 08/29/22 to 12/16/22

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Milan Cathedral

This program, designed for beginning and intermediate Italian language students, is devoted to intensive language study

This program takes place at the IES Center in Milan, located in the city’s bustling historic center, within walking distance of the Duomo, DaVinci's "Last Supper" and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The program is organized in conjunction with Universitá IULM, Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (the Cattolica) a comprehensive private university, and Università Bocconi, Italy's most prestigious private business university.

Now the heart of modern Italy, Milan is a center for business and fashion industries. As one of only a few American programs in Milan, IES offers students the opportunity to integrate fully into the life of this modern Italian city through living, studying, and interacting daily with the local population and university students. Milan's central location provides students easy access to all major Italian as well as European cities.

While easily accessible for weekend trips to Rome and Florence, Milan does not attract the heavy tourism of these other Italian cities. IES Milan offers students an unparalleled opportunity to study in an Italian city that is not filled with the usual throng of American tourists and students.

Internships are available; please see the IES website for more information.

Students can pick from several program options, including Italy Today or Business Studies.

This page is referring to the Italy Today or Business Studies options. Students wishing to participate in IES' other option in Milan, such as enrolling in courses taught at any of the local universities, should check the IES web-site for any varying dates, fees, and application deadlines and speak to their study abroad advisor.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


Weekend Trip to Venice

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][Interdisciplinary and Special Programs]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students will earn 15-19 credits by taking IES classes.

An Italian language class is required for all students which is 4 credits for intermediate to advanced levels, and 6 credits for beginners. The remaining credits will be from classes at the IES study center, or at partner institutions such at Bocconi University.

For more information and to see course offerings click here for Italy Today courses and here for Business Studies courses.

Regarding the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: Click here for a list of the specific classes that have been approved for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.


Due to COVID-19, excursions are subject to change.

Even though your adventure starts in Milan, IES field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. You share a portion of the cost with IES Abroad.

IES also organizes course-related trips that complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to a better understanding of the Italian culture and society.

For more information and possible destinations, click here.


IES offers several housing options, including homestays or shared apartments with other students on the program.

Students can read more about housing options here.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program Fee includes tuition and on-site orientation.  Housing fee and meals are listed for a double room in an apartment or residence hall. Some housing and class options carry additional fees.  Please see the IES website for details.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2022

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$15,507.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,100.00
Local Transportation$90.00
Books and Supplies$120.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Following approval of the Purdue Study Abroad application, the student will complete the IES application online. The student will then be notified directly by IES upon acceptance into the program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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