CLA: Economics Exchange in Italy

  1. Program Details

    Take courses at the Universitá Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, regarded as the premier university in Italy.

    This program is administered by College of Liberal Arts. Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Milan, Italy
    Term Academic Year
    Housing Apartment
    Credit Type Transfer Credit
    Sponsor College of Liberal Arts

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 3.0
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About CLA: Economics Exchange in Italy

    Take courses in economics at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, a top-ranked business school in Europe and worldwide. The University was founded in 1902 and is considered the premier university in Italy. It is the first Italian institution of higher education to focus on economics and management. The school is central to a global network of business and economics universities and favors cultural integration, international exchange, and economic integration in its wide-reaching partnerships.

    Application Deadline

    Open to sophomore and junior Economics majors with a 3.0 GPA and above. Preference will be given to students who are serious in their study of Economics, and wish to undertake graduate study in the discipline. However, others are encouraged to apply. Application deadline for Academic Year 2019/20: March 31, 2019 at 4 p.m.


    Typical credits: 13 per semester. Visit Bocconi's Department of Economics website for a list of available courses.

    Program Fee

    The program fee includes tuition, fees, and international health insurance. The student will have to budget separately for airfare, immigration documents, housing, meals, and personal expenses.

    Academic Year 2019/20 Program Fee

    Fall 2019 or Spring 2020

    More Information

    For more information on this program, please contact Simran Sahi, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics.

  3. Prepare

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    It is your responsibility to first submit the following application materials to the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota:

    1. Complete academic transcript showing all college-level coursework. Unofficial copies are also acceptable.
    2. A 500–700 word application essay describing your academic and career goals, interest in Economics, and plans and objectives for the year abroad. This should be typed, legible, and written in clear, grammatically correct English.
    3. One academic recommendation (Original letter required, must be from an Economics instructor). Can be emailed directly to Simran Sahi.
    4. One-page résumé. Include your current mailing address and email address.

    Do not complete the LAC online application until you have received instructions from the Learning Abroad Center.  The department alerts the LAC to verify that you have been admitted to the exchange in Italy before we have you fill out a LAC online application.  To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application: 

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term Academic Year
    Program Name Economics Exchange in Italy
    Track Name Economics Exchange in Italy
    Country Italy


    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.


    Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. A Learning Abroad Center representative will review your submission. Once you have been accepted to your host institution, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

    • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
    • Health Information Form
    • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver
    • Academic Planning Form (optional)
    • Power of Attorney (optional)

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with the UofM Department of Economics and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.

COVID-19 Update

This program was canceled for fall semester 2020 due to COVID-19.