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Milan is the industrial, commercial, and financial center of Italy and a leading global powerhouse. The city of Milan presents a harmonious fusion between stunning historical monuments such as the Milan Cathedral, cutting-edge fashion and design seen in the fashion district of Quadrilatero dell Moda, internationally recognized music and performance in noteworthy theaters, and the financial district of Porta Nuova teeming with powerful executives. Milan welcomes people from around the world, with one sixth of its population being foreign born.
Students in Milan can enjoy the city, as well as easily travel to nearby treasures such as the Italian Alps, Lake Como, and the remarkable canals of Venice. SAI offers students opportunities to study at the undergraduate level at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), as well as at the graduate level at NABA and Domus Academy. SAI on-site staff welcome students to the city and provide advising and support, as well as open office hours. Program-inclusive activities in Milan include wine tasting and museum tours, and weekend excursions take students to Venice, Tuscany, or the Apennines.
Study abroad students in Milan enjoy daily life in a dynamic, modern, international city. In addition to exploring Italy’s rich design heritage, students are challenged to develop their own creative voices and to explore new ideas, approaches and methods in the bustling city. Since Milan is a large city, students find themselves using the efficient public transit to get around, including getting from their apartments to school. Nightlife is abundant in Milan, with thousands of restaurants, cafes, and shows to enjoy.
In addition to all that the city has to offer, SAI Milan students can get involved in an array of volunteer and leadership activities while abroad, including helping at a soup kitchen or environmental cleanup, or getting involved in local festivals such as the Milan Film Festival or Design Week.
“Milan is an amazing city! It was truly a great summer”
“This was a life changing experience, I’ll go home a different person”
“Honestly that was the nicest student housing I have ever had”
SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.