• Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 3.0 cumulative GPA
• 3.0 cumulative GPA in Economics coursework (majors only)
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Economics majors must have completed both Economics 301 (or 311) and Economics 302 (or 312) in order to be eligible. Students applying for the International Politics & Government Program are encouraged but not required to have completed the above Economics courses.
• Preference given to Economics majors; others on space-available basis
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Economics, finance, and social science

Classroom Language



Apartments, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early September – Late May 
Fall: Early September – Mid-December
Spring: Late January – Late May

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2016-17  2/26/2016
Year 2016-17  2/26/2016
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Fall 2017-18  2/24/2017
Year 2017-18  2/24/2017

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Italy, Milan
Bocconi University Exchange

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Milan, known as Italy’s bustling business and finance city, is home to Università Bocconi, a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. It’s also considered a leading university in Italy. Founded in 1902, Bocconi was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. Spend your semester or year at Bocconi, a university that has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization. 

The University of Bocconi exchange program offers access to world-class academics in economics and international politics. Bocconi's modern urban campus lies in the heart of Milan. It is a private university with a student population of 14,000. Courses are taught in English and include subjects such as management, statistics, business law, economics, and international politics and government. Your courses will offer up-to-date, quality content and are enriched with seminars and workshops involving members of the Italian and international business community. 

Learning Objectives

IAP has overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Integrate into the academic and social environment of Bocconi University
  • Take advantage of Bocconi's academic strengths in: Economics; Finance; and Management
  • Study the structure of economic, financial, and political systems from a European and international perspective
  • Develop a literacy in day-to-day life in Milan
  • Achieve personal development and the ability to adapt to a new culture