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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2021


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning, Human Ecology


Opportunity Description

What is Unique about the Exchange Program? 

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. The university is considered to be among the top 10 business schools in Europe. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors.

Undergraduate students enrolled in Human Ecology may spend one semester, and in some cases, up to a year, studying at Bocconi University, or Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, in Milan, Italy.  Bocconi receives exchange students from partners at 220 universities in 50 countries on all 5 continents.

What is unique about Milan?

Milan is one of the EU's and the world's major financial and business centers. It is known as the economic and production capital of Italy and the leading Italian hub for services, finance and industry. Milan is the engine of the country's economy and home of the Italian stock exchange. This cosmopolitan, modern and forward-looking city is world-renowned as a European capital of fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art and music. Milan hosts 11% of Italy's university students, and is filled with landmarks, museums, and theatres.

Bocconi University is a city campus, an integral part of urban life, and just five minutes away from the city center via public transport.  Students should be prepared to commute to class on foot (or pay for transit), and commute time can vary depending on where your housing is located.

How can I get more information about Bocconi

Housing at Bocconi

Housing application must be completed online through Bocconi's online Exchange Application within a strict window of time. Applicants will need their application PIN and PASSWORD, which will be sent to you after you are nominated and before the application window opens.

There is no guarantee of housing in Bocconi Residence Halls for incoming exchange students. Availability of housing on campus is very limited and rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. For this reason we recommend that you complete your housing application as soon as possible to help you to ensure a place in a residence.  The higher number of dorms you include in your application, the higher chances you have to be assigned a room, but take into account that you might be allocated to any of the selected dorms. After the housing assignment, no switches between dorms are allowed. 

Students who are not allocated on campus housing will be work with the Bocconi housing office to find a suitable off campus alternative.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.

Note: Students nominated for an exchange cannot have an active application to another program.