Summer 2020 study abroad programs are canceled. Contact your GEC program manager for more information.
About the Location
If you're looking for a slow pace and an "old world" Mediterranean lifestyle, look elsewhere. While Rome is Italy's capital and home for national politics, Milan is indisputably the economic capital and financial center. Like any big city full of busy, hard working people, Milan is not short on fun things to see and do, as well as delicious traditional Italian dining. Use its efficient public transportation to traverse this vast city while exploring its seemingly endless museums and historic churches and cathedrals. Being the business hub of Italy, many conventions, fairs, and trade shows take place in the city throughout the year, so it is a fantastic place for professional networking.
The dynamic city of Milan is fast-paced, full of ideas, money, fashion, food and glamour. If you're seeking an exciting internship that will dive deep into the world of fashion or marketing, a Global Experiences internship in Italy, more specifically an internship in the capital of Lombardy, is for you. Simply put, Milan is to Italy as New York City is to America. It's the driving force of Italian design and business. Constantly looking towards the future, Milan is where ideas are cultivated, and revolutionary trends are created. In terms of international internship locations, Milan is a great differentiating choice for your resume, as you learn to work in the Italian business culture, develop language skills, and make connections in one of the world's great global business cities.
Global Experiences Milan offers three unique opportunities for internships in Milan. The 8-week Milan summer program and 12-week fall/spring programs are constructed to work within all of our interns' busy schedules. Each provide interns with language training upon arrival, and innovative opportunities for interactive internships.
Milan is the financial, business, and fashion capital of Italy, and as a result there is no shortage of fantastic internships with companies of all shapes and sizes. Having placed students in Milan for over a decade, Global Experiences has built up a large employer database from which to customize placements. See the Global Experiences Internships page for details on internships available at this location.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Global Engagement courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
General Program Dates
Summer 2020: May 24 - July 18, 2020 (8 weeks)
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheet.
GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (Study Abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Milan is a large European city with most residents living in apartments and many of the homes being over 100 years old. Housing is located close to public transport lines so that participants can easily travel around the city as needed.
Interns can expect to live in a shared bedroom in either a shared apartment or a student residence with other participants on the Global Experiences program, or other students attending language or study programs in the city. Housing options are dependent on the program start date.
Accommodations are fully furnished, with a shared kitchen and the necessary amenities, including Wi-Fi. Students may share a room with a person of the same sex; however, matches are made based on the roommate survey. If you have any special housing needs, please mention this to a GE staff member at your time of application, and we will discuss the options available.
Students must complete the online MyElonGlobal application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by Global Experiences.
Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.
A successful semester and summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
View the pre-departure orientation schedule
for the summer and semester programs.
Additional Information and Links
Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!
Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more Study Abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!