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BSBA Milan Semester Abroad (Italy)
Milan, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016
Rolling Admission 08/25/2016 12/22/2016
Spring 2017 05/02/2016
Rolling Admission 01/20/2017 06/01/2017
Fall 2017 02/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Liz Shabani
Program Description:

Italy Study Abroad


Università Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902 and was the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics. SDA Bocconi School of Management grants bachelors, masters of science, and PhD degrees in Management, Economics, Law, Statistics, and other disciplines.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


All of our European program students in the spring (London, Paris, Koblenz and Madrid participants) participate in a weeklong European Study Tour (last week of January) while abroad. This tour is designed to give students an intense introduction to the aspects  and challenges facing the European Union. Each student will visit a pre-assigned EU country in a pair. During the visit, the pairs will meet with government and business experts to research their country’s attitudes about a specific issue such as enlargement or the Euro financial crisis. Each student will then travel to Brussels, Belgium to represent his or her country at a mini-parliament exercise where students will debate the current assigned issue. There is an additional cost of $1000 for the logistics of the two trips, which will be arranged by Olin. Students will earn 1.5 credits for the European Study Tour.


Mid-September to Late December
Exam Period: before Christmas for exchange students

Mid-February to end of May (including exams)


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.

An Orientation Program is also organized each term during the Italian Language Crash Courses period. It is usually organized in four sessions with the main purpose to give the students a first general overview on cultural, political and social characters of Italy and its people. A special session on rules and regulations organized by the International Student Desk is mandatory.


Olin students enroll must be full time students and would be expected to attend a five to six per term. Students must earn a minimum of 14 WUSTL equivalent credits. Each Bocconi credit corresponds to 25 hours workload, of which eight lecture hours. Courses run approximately eleven weeks per semester. Undergraduate students will be allowed to choose only among undergraduate courses (code 5xxx) courses.

For a list of pre-approved courses, please click here.


3.0 cumulative GPA
3.0 professional GPA
Open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School.
Non-Olin students decided on a case by case basis.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.


Previous study of Italian is not required, but is encouraged.

Italian Language Course
For more information, see here.


Students can choose to stay in university residences. Bocconi housing information material, which includes the application form, prices, description of residences, rules and procedures, is available on the website and will be included in the application online. Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, thus we recommend to complete the housing application as soon as possible. This will help to ensure a place in a residence. More information here.


If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.


All students, except those coming from EU countries, are required to apply for a Student Visa. To obtain a student Visa, you must present yourself in person to the Italian Consulate in your country which will provide you with a list of the documents necessary to get your VISA (VISA requirements vary for every country and consulate).For detailed information please visit:

Permit of Stay

Once in Italy, all international students will have to obtain a "Permesso di Soggiorno" in order to reside in Italy for more than 3 months. Additional information is available at the Bocconi website.


Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.

In Italy, the national healthcare system is provided by a public healthcare service (ASL: Azienda Sanitaria Locale). Only foreign citizens with a valid stay card or residence permit may apply for the service.  You will apply for this upon arrival.


Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate. These fees are paid directly to Washington University. If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply toward these charges.
European Study Tour Fee $1300
Housing $575-1,100/month
Food $2,300
Transportation $1,600
Airfare $1,800
HTH Insurance $250
Visa $100
Italian Language Crash Course $210

Program dates and prices are estimates. Program information subject to change. 

International and Area Studies | Overseas Programs