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Program sponsor: Northwestern
In this exchange program, students enroll directly at Bocconi University and take classes with local or international students. Bocconi is the premier institution of business and economics in Italy. Founded in 1902 Bocconi, financially and politically independent, has played an important role in the social and economic modernization of Italy.
Students take classes in international economics, management, and finance. Northwestern students can take courses in either English or Italian, depending on their language fluency.
Students at Bocconi University may take classes in international economics, management, and finance. Northwestern students can take courses in either English or Italian, depending on their language fluency. Find course options in Bocconi's Exchange Student Catalog.
Open to NU students of all majors.
No language requirement is needed.
This Northwestern Exchange Program has a maximum enrollment capacity. If there are more applicants than spaces available, then admission to this program will be competitive. It is highly recommended that you include a second choice program in your Northwestern Study Abroad Application, in case you are not offered admission to this program. Listing a second choice program in your Northwestern Study Abroad Application does not affect your chances of getting admitted to this program. Review the admissions criteria and selection process for Northwestern Programs on the application review process page.
4 to 6 Northwestern units.
Students live in university residence halls in various locations in Milan. Meals are not included, so students have the option of cooking or eating at local restaurants and cafés
Bocconi University is the premier institution of business and economics in Italy. Founded in 1902, Bocconi is financially and politically independent. It has played an important role in the social and economic modernization of Italy. Several faculty members in Northwestern’s Economics department received their degrees from Bocconi. Bocconi is located in the beautiful city of Milan, which is known as the leading main engine of Italy's economy and home to the country's stock exchange. Bocconi has an International Student Desk to help students prepare for their time in Italy.
Browse the program handbook for more detailed information about excursions, courses, and identity-based considerations. Note: This is the previous year's handbook and should be used for informational purposes only. Do not make and travel plans based off of the dates or information provided here.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
Review estimated costs for other terms on the program budget sheet.
*Budget sheets for exchange programs were last updated on September 14, 2020. All international travel associated with undergraduate credit-bearing study abroad programs slated to begin during the Fall 2020 quarter, including all Fall 2020, Fall/Winter 2020-21, and Full Year 2020-21 exchange programs, was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Students attending exchange programs will be charged a program fee equivalent to Northwestern tuition, which covers academic fees, program administration, orientation, and GeoBlue health insurance.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for Northwestern exchange programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
Once you are approved to attend an exchange program, you will need to complete a Program Confirmation form to confirm your participation. You are not required to pay a confirmation deposit, but will be charged a cancellation fee for withdrawing from the program after confirming.
Students participating in exchange programs will be charged a program fee equivalent to the NU tuition rate for:
The program fee includes tuition and GeoBlue health insurance. It does not include additional program-related costs, such as housing, meals, or airfare. Refer to your estimated budget sheet above for the full estimated breakdown of your expenses abroad.
If you are required to obtain a student visa, you may need to provide documentation that you will be supported financially for the duration of your time abroad. This may require bank statements from your parents and/or a financial aid award letter; review your visa application instructions carefully to be sure you are providing the appropriate documentation, and contact GLO for assistance.
If you primarily fund your education through financial aid and/or loans, you may contact Krista Bethel in the financial aid office to request a letter of financial support from Northwestern.
You should not pay your exchange institution directly for tuition. Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your program fee (outlined above). You will not be billed for on-campus student fees, and exchange programs are exempt from the study abroad administrative fee.
It is your responsibility to pay directly for all other charges abroad, including your housing. Review estimated costs on your budget sheet, linked above.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your Northwestern account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
If you withdraw or are dismissed from an exchange program abroad after submitting your program confirmation form, you are subject to the withdrawal & refund policies for Northwestern programs.