Bocconi University (Università Bocconi) is a private university located near the city center of Milan. Founded in 1902, Bocconi was the first university in Italy to grant a degree in economics, and today is recognized as one of Europe’s leading institutions in business and economics education. The university has a student body of approximately 9,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students, of whom approximately 1,300 are exchange students studying at Bocconi for a semester or academic year from 230 partner institutions across the globe.
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The City of Milan
Located in the north of Italy, Milan (Milano) is the capital of the Lombardy (Lombardia) region, and the second largest city in the country. Known as the economic and production capital of Italy, Milan has a population of over 1.3 million people, with an additional 3 million making up the greater metropolitan area. This cosmopolitan, modern, and forward-looking city is world-renowned as a European capital of fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art, and music.
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Leonardo da Vinci’s famous “The Last Supper” (“L’ultima cena”) is housed in the refectory of Milan’s Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie.
La Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping malls, is a pleasant 30 minute walk from Bocconi’s main academic buildings. A historical site in its own right, the Galleria connects two of Milan’s most famous landmarks: la Basilica Cattedrale Metropolitana di Santa Maria Nascente and il Teatro Alla Scala, better known as il Duomo and La Scala, respectively.
Participants must be willing to live under local conditions for students.
Incoming Exchange Students may apply to live in one of Bocconi’s seven self-catered residence halls, which house international students as well as Italian students. Rooms in university housing are limited, meaning Bocconi is often unable to accommodate all applicants. Students must be willing to find their own accommodation in Milan, if necessary.
Students who do not wish to live in a residence hall, or are not assigned to Bocconi housing, may find an apartment on their own. It is recommended that students looking for their own accommodation arrive in Milan at least two weeks prior to the start of the program and book temporary accommodation during their search.
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