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  • Locations: Milan, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
No
Language of instruction:
English, Italian
Program Advisor:
Jye Shafer, Xiaoshuang Wei
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Program Coordinator

Jye Shafer
jshafer@mays.tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
wxiaoshuang@tamu.edu

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
Universita Bocconi Homepage
Universita Bocconi Exchange Program
Universita Bocconi Course Offering
Universita Bocconi Italian Language Crash Course
Universita Bocconi Research Project
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
Universita Bocconi Student Housing
Universita Bocconi Welcome Activities
Universita Bocconi Academic Calendar
Universita Bocconi Virtual Tour and Video
Italy Travel Guide
Milan City Guide
Currency Converter

Universita Commercial Luigi Bocconi
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Milan, Italy

About 
 
Founded in 1902, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is considered one of Europe’s leading educational institutions in economics, management, finance and law. The Financial Times ranked the university 8th in all of Europe. For over a century, Universita Bocconi has playing a leading role in Italy’s social and economics modernization. Check out this virtual tour and video of campus!

Located in northern Italy, the city of Milan is known as Italy’s economic and production capital. It is also the leading hub for services, finance, industry and the home of the Italian stock exchange. This cosmopolitan and modern city is world famous as a European center for fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art and music. It is deeply rooted in a flourishing past and houses cultural treasures such as elaborate cathedrals, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, opera houses and much more. Milan has so much to offer any exchange student from museums, sporting events, nightlife and weekend trips out of the city to Venice or a leisurely day on Lake Como.

Eligibility
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English or Italian
  • Must obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December)
  • Spring Semester (February to May)
  • Academic year (September to May)
Courses

As part of the exchange program, students are open to a wide variety of courses the university offers including over 100 courses taught in English each semester. Areas of study include international management, international finance, marketing management, and management in arts, culture, media and entertainment. Exchange students are expected to take a minimum of two to a maximum of five courses per semester with the average course loading being four classes. The university is on the ECTS credit system with one credit corresponding to a 25 hour workload. In place of one course, students do have the opportunity to undertake a research project with the guidance of a Universita Bocconi professor. Additionally, exchange students do have the option to take a crash course in Italian language before the semester starts as well as a various Welcome Activities including orientations, fashion and historical Milan tours and mixers.

Housing

Exchange students receive housing through the university residence halls. Both shared and unshared bedrooms are available with shared bathrooms and living areas. All apartments are furnished to include a bed, desk, wardrobe and heating and air conditioning. The majority of apartments will have internet access as well as cable, cleaning services and laundry facilities. Students will also have access to wireless internet through the university network. It is approximately 500 to 900 euros per month for a shared bedroom.
 
Cost
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Accommodations $2,500
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,800
Meals $1,000
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $800
Personal Spending $800+
Total Estimated Cost $12,400+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 

Funding


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 


Scholarships

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13


Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student