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Milan Music: Tradition & Innovation

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Program sponsor: IES Abroad

Milan Piazza Del Duomo, Duomo Di Milano, Italy
Milan Piazza Del Duomo, Duomo Di Milano, Italy

This program welcomes music students of all Italian language levels and offers a full range of opportunities for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and music performance majors through music courses at the IES Abroad Center. The center director, who is an active composer and music scholar, tailors a program that meets your particular musical needs and interests. Music students typically take one to three music courses each term, combining private lessons with Scuola Civica instructors with music composition, history and theory courses at the IES Abroad Center. Students also have access to a large variety of non-music courses.

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Program Requirements

Eligibility

Affiliated for Music majors only; 18 years of age; in good standing at home school; 2.75 GPA or better (if lower can complete additional requirements); Sophomore, junior, or senior standing when the program begins (some university courses may not be available to sophomores.

Language

Affiliated for Music majors only; 18 years of age; in good standing at home school; 2.75 GPA or better (if lower can complete additional requirements); sophomore, junior, or senior standing when the program begins (some university courses may not be available to sophomores.

Application

  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines.

Program Contacts

Estimated Credit

4 to 6 Northwestern units.

Housing

Students choose from the following housing options: Student apartments with 3-6 other IES students (meals not included); Limited number of homestays in Milanese homes throughout the city (14 meals/week).


Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $27,405

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Housing & insurance: $3,950
  • Meals: $3,020
  • Airfare: $750
  • Local transportation: $90
  • Books & supplies: $85
  • Personal expenses: $1,900
  • Visa & fees: $200

Total: $9,995

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Visit the IES Abroad website for information about their available scholarships. 
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated IES Abroad 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.

Deposit

After you are accepted to an IES program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to IES to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your IES tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.

If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR 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.

IES Invoice

You will receive a separate invoice from IES for your housing and insurance abroad. It is your responsibility to pay IES directly by their deadline.

  • IES Deposit: If you paid a confirmation deposit, it will be credited to your IES invoice.
  • IES Scholarships: If you were awarded an IES scholarship, it will appear on your IES invoice, not on your Northwestern account.

Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to IES.

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