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Milan 2012 - Bocconi University Exchange
by Lauren Tindal

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Greg Buchanan
Program Coordinator

Schedule Appointment

Location: Milan, Italy
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi Exchange
Terms: Fall or Winter-Spring Quarters, Full Year
Program Application Deadline:
Winter-Spring Quarters: June 1, 2015
Fall Quarter, Full Year: February 10, 2015
Language of Instruction: English
Academic Interests: Economics, business studies, legal studies, international relations

Program Description

Bocconi is the premier institution of Business and Economics in Italy. Several faculty at Northwestern’s Economics department received their degrees from Bocconi. Bocconi receives approximately 1,000 exchange students every year, including 350 from the top universities in the US. NU students will have the option of studying abroad for a semester or full academic year. Students will pay NU tuition and will be responsible for travel and all other expenses (including room and board). Bocconi will arrange housing (dorms) on campus for NU students. 


Bocconi offers over 150 courses in English, including an undergraduate program in International Economics, Management and Finance. Northwestern students would be able to take courses in either English or Italian, depending on their language fluency.

Program Costs

Bocconi exchange students pay Northwestern tuition ($15,612 for Fall 2014, $23,418 for Winter/Spring 2015, $39,030 for the full academic year 2014-2015). Per quarter, students should also budget approximately $6000 for housing and meals, about $1500 for international airfare, and approximately $3,500 for personal expenses, such as travel and entertainment.

Students applying to this program are eligible for IPD Study Abroad Fellowships and may be eligible for external funding opportunities. Students participating in this program are subject to Withdrawal Policies for Northwestern-Sponsored Programs.

For more information about billing, finances, and financial aid for study abroad, please refer to the Money Matters resource page of the Study Abroad Office website or contact Krista Buda Bethel in the Financial Aid Office.