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Study Abroad: Università Bocconi-Yale College Economics Exchange Program
Milan, Italy
Program Terms: Spring,
Academic Year,
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Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior
 Fields of Study:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
 Program Language(s):
English, Italian
 Minimum GPA Required:
 Housing Options:
University housing
 Program Structure:
Direct enrollment
Program Description:

Bocconi - Seinne"The economics exchange program in Milan couldn't have been a more perfect opportunity for me. As an economics major, I never thought I would be able to receive credit while studying abroad, but more importantly meet people from all over the world while having complete independence to shape exactly the experience that worked for me. I recommend it whole heartedly and I am so grateful it was there to take advantage of."   Seinne Fleming, DC '12  (spring 2011 Term Abroad at Bocconi)

The Università Bocconi -Yale College Economics Exchange Program gives Yale undergraduate Economics majors the opportunity to spend a semester or a full academic year at Bocconi, while a small number of Bocconi graduate students will spend a year at Yale.  This exchange has been established in recognition of the value of having students of many nationalities study together, and to encourage undergraduate Economics majors at Yale to consider the rewards of spending a semester taking courses towards the major at an excellent  institution abroad.

Università Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902. Private universities are rare in Italy, but Bocconi has developed a reputation of the highest caliber, and, Bocconi has stood since its inception for liberalism, pluralism, and social and economic progress. Bocconi grants Bachelor, Master of Science, and PhD degrees in Management, Economics, Law and other Bocconidisciplines. Courses at Bocconi are taught both in English and Italian, and students with advanced Italian may choose to take all or some of their courses in Italian.

Check out photos, a virtual tour of campus, and a campus/city video on the Bocconi web site.

Eligibility Requirements
This program is open to Yale undergraduate economics majors only.  Knowledge of Italian is not required.  Applicants must speak with the DUS of Economics prior to applying for this program. 

Academic Program
To earn 4 general Yale credits, students must enroll in five Bocconi courses for a total of 30 ECTS credits.  Yale cannot grant credit for courses in disciplines (such as businees or law) that do not exist here at the undergrdaite level.  Credit toward the Economics major is awarded at the discretion of the DUS.  Students will select their Bocconi courses in consultation with the DUS of Economics.  For a full list of courses at Bocconi offered in English, see the Bocconi website.

Bocconi International Student Desk
The Bocconi International Student Desk (ISD) is the office charged with providing support to study abroad students.  Please review their website for information about the academic calendar, course offerings, housing options, and more:
Tuition Fees
If you are offered admission to study abroad at Bocconi University, you will not pay Yale tuition costs.  Because Bocconi is an exchange program, you will be billed by Yale for the Bocconi tuition.  The fee inlcudes tuition and HTH Medical insurance.  You are responsible for selecting and paying for your own housing (Bocconi provides residence hall housing for exchange students), and covering other expenses such as food, flight, books, personal expenses etc. 

HTH Medical Insurance
Yale provides Bocconi study abroad students with an HTH Medical insurance policy for the duration of their study abroad program. 
Italian Language Crash Course
Yale students are required to take the non-credit, 2-week intensive Italian Language Crash course offered at the start of the semester.  Yale will pay for enrollment in this course.  If students do not complete this course, they will be required to reimburse Yale for the enrollment fee.  Students are offered the option to take the Italian Language Follow-up course.  If you choose to take this, Yale will pay for your enrollment.  To learn more about the language courses, please visit:


Application Process

Application for Admission and Yale Credit:  Click on the "Start Applying" button at the top of this page to access the application for admission and Yale credit. 

Deadlines for Yale's YTA application are:

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Visit the Yale Year or Term Abroad website to learn more about the application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.



Before selecting and applying to a program, we encourage you to meet with a study abroad adviser.  Advisers can help you identify goals for study abroad and guide you through thoughtful program selection.  Advisers will also go over the application, credit transfer and financial aid processes with you.

Program Reports

Click here to read program reports from Yale students who have studied abroad.

Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.