City Discovery: The Fashion, History and Soccer of Milan

Discover Milan

Milan is known for being Italy’s economic and industrial hub.  Perhaps Italy’s most cosmopolitan city, Milan is perfect for those students who are looking for a fast-paced modern European vibe mixed with typical Italian style and charm. In 2015, Milan has become a center of global attention because of Expo Milan, an exhibition of 140 countries showcasing technology, food and culture.

As the fashion capital of the world, Milan is home to many luxury fashion brands such as Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Pucci, Armani, and Prada.

Milan’s cathedral, or Il Duomo di Milano, is the 4th largest cathedral in the world and took over 400 years to complete.

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Sustainability, Fashion and Culture: Get the Most Out of Studying Abroad in Milan

By Olivia O’Connell, ISA Italy Site Specialist

Studying abroad in Milan can be a fantastic way to enhance worldly travels and help students to flourish academically.  Milan is a vivacious Northern Italian city that links the country to the rest of Europe and is home to the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), the largest private university in Europe. While UCSC and its internationally focused curriculum offer courses in a variety of fields, the one thing that truly makes this university so special is how it connects students to the Italian culture and current events of the city. Continue reading “Sustainability, Fashion and Culture: Get the Most Out of Studying Abroad in Milan”

Expo Milano 2015

By Olivia O’Connell, ISA Site Specialist

Milan and its 1.3 million inhabitants will host the 2015 World Exposition – its theme: “Nourish the Planet: Energy for Life.” It will be the biggest event ever to take place regarding nutrition and global health. The goal of the expo is to create a platform upon which the 144 participating countries and other organizations can work together towards a sustainable future.

Expo Milano 2015, which will run from May 1st to October 31st, will not only include exhibits from around the world that demonstrate new, green technology, but also international culinary specialties and gastronomic delights that aim to showcase each country’s unique cuisine.

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Discover the Navigli – Milan’s canal district

Olivia O’Connell is ISA’s Site Specialist for Italy. Located in the northern region of Lombardy, Milan is Italy’s hub for fashion, international commerce, and business. It is known for being one of the country’s more modern cities, due partly to the fact that much of the area was bombed during World War II and had to be reconstructed and partly to the cosmopolitan vibe that is a result of its bustling industry. There is no shortage of modern and contemporary art in Milan, which provides a refreshing alternative to Italy’s wealth of Classic Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art. Milan is … Continue reading Discover the Navigli – Milan’s canal district

Choosing Your Program: Which City in Italy is Right for Me?

Jessica Pino is a Senior Site Specialist for Europe. Jessica works with students studying abroad in Florence, Milan and Rome. When you think of Italy, you probably think of pasta, ancient ruins, wine, and fashion; but these are just a few aspects of Italy. When deciding where to study abroad in Italy, ask yourself: which city is best for you? Florence What’s great about this city? Florence is an artists’ haven. This small city has preserved the essence of the Renaissance and gives the impression of living in an outdoor museum. Perfect for… first-time travelers, art lovers people who prefer … Continue reading Choosing Your Program: Which City in Italy is Right for Me?

ISA Announces New Academic Partnerships in Milan and Buenos Aires

ISA is pleased to announce new academic partnerships with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Cattolica) in Milan and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) in Buenos Aires. Milan, Italy The Milan program will be available to students beginning Fall 2014, and will complement ISA’s long-standing options in Florence and Rome. With 41,000 students on four campuses, the Cattolica is Italy’s premier private university and the largest Catholic university in the world. Originally an 8th century monastery, the Milan campus has 25,000 students, including 2,500 international students, and offers degrees in both Italian and English in 12 different faculties. “I … Continue reading ISA Announces New Academic Partnerships in Milan and Buenos Aires