The Bocconi University Exchange program will provide students with the opportunity to spend a semester or an academic year directly enrolled at the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (The Bocconi University or UNI-BOCCONI) in Milan, Italy. The program begins with an intensive three- to four-week Italian language course before start of the Bocconi semester. This non-credit course is offered at the beginning, intermediate, post-intermediate, and advanced levels. Following the course, students can choose from a wide range of business and economics courses offered in English. During their time in Italy, students can arrange to stay in Bocconi residence halls. 

Students have the opportunity to take an intensive three- to four-week Italian language course before the beginning of the Bocconi semester. This non-credit course is offered at the beginning, intermediate, post-intermediate, and advanced levels. Browse undergraduate courses offered to exchange students at Bocconi University. Bocconi specializes in Business and Economics. 


The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

University Dormitory 

  • University housing is available but not guaranteed to exchange students. Students may opt to live in private housing. Bocconi provides resources and guidance in obtaining private housing for those who do not receive university housing.
  • Residence halls with single rooms or shared apartments; located on or near campus
  • Room set-up: single rooms with shared kitchen and common areas
  • All Bocconi residences are fully furnished, and the kitchens are equipped with basic utensils
  • Housing is paid directly to Bocconi; Board is not included
  • University dining facilities available; no meal plans, pay per meal
  • Laundry available in each residence
  • Fall Semester: late August to late December
  • Spring Semester: late January to early June
  • Academic Year: mid September to mid June
  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Notification of admissions begins after the application deadline.