|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Type:||Study Abroad (semester)|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Italian||Language Prerequisite:||No|
|Program Features:||Academic Study||Degree Level:||3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior|
|Time Away:||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester||Housing options:||Dormitory|
|Program Group:||Study Abroad OIP||Program Adviser:||Gisella Gisolo|
Beware: Bocconi nominations for ECO students close Friday, October 11, 2019
Princeton’s exchange agreement with Universitá Bocconi gives Princeton students concentrating or planning on concentrating in Economics the opportunity to study at one of the foremost economics and finance universities in Europe. Students can select from a range of courses that have been pre-approved for departmental credit by the Economics Department and may request approval for other courses of interest.
Bocconi offers a wide range of courses in English (more than 90 each semester), and an intensive crash course in Italian for three weeks before the beginning of each semester.
For detailed information about Bocconi and their exchange program, review the Bocconi Fact Sheet.
This program is ideal for students interested in Economics. The Princeton Economics Department has identified a number of courses that are Bocconi ECO courses pre-approved by Princeton. Please note that while these courses are pre-approved, applicants must still get approval for their full course list to ensure that they do not take multiple versions of the same course. Students with the requisite Italian language skills (ITA 107 or equivalent) are expected to take the majority of their courses in Italian. It is expected that program participants will attend the Crash Course in Italian and the orientation before the start of the semester.
For a full list of courses offered at Bocconi, see the Educational Offer on the Bocconi website.
Courses pre-approved by the Economics department at Princeton: click here.
WWS Task Force Program course selection: WWS students are advised to chose courses from this Bocconi Course List (002) recommended for WWS students_Spring 2018.docx, which has been pre-approved by Dean Scovronick for Princeton credit as WWS electives. These are in addition to the list preapproved by Economics for Princeton credit (above), some of which may also count as WWS electives. In general, WWS students are recommended to take two courses from this list and one from the economics list, except for the finance courses (which it would be preferable for them not to take at all during their semester at Bocconi, so as to maximize their exposure to politics/policy and general economics topics only, which are more appropriate for WWS students).
For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. A minimum B+ average in Economics coursework is required. Coursework in Italian language is desirable (ITA 107 or higher), but not required.
Grading & Credits:
A full course load for Princeton students consists of 28-30 ECTS. Please note that students must receive a minimum grade of 21 (equivalent to a grade of C) in their courses at Bocconi to receive Princeton credit. For detailed information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.
Fall semester typically runs from late August to late December.
Spring semester typically runs from late January to early June.
You can view exact program dates on the Bocconi academic calendar.
Arcobaleno Residence (Via Fratelli Fraschini 3, Milano) is mainly dedicated to international students and students living in Milano for short-term periods. It is located 30 minutes by tram from Bocconi and offers single rooms (furnished with bed, wardrobe, and desk) in double-occupancy apartments. Each apartment is furnished with shared bathroom, a small room with microwave and refrigerator, small terrace, air conditioning, phone and internet connection. Community kitchens are available on the floor, and there is also a laundry room and TV lounge. A cleaning service and clean linens are provided once a week. Electricity and heating is included in the monthly rent. No guests are allowed between midnight and 7 a.m. Reception is open 24 hours a day.
For estimated program costs, please click on the Budget Sheet at the top of this brochure.
Passport and Visa
All students, except those coming from EU countries, are required to apply for a Student Visa for Italy. To obtain a student visa, you must present yourself in person (by appointment only) to the nearest Italian Consulate. Required documents vary by consulate. The Consulate General of Italy in New York lists the required documents on its website. The Bocconi recommends that students apply for a multiple-entry Schengen Visa if possible. Once in Italy, all international students will have to obtain a "Permesso di Soggiorno" (Permit of Stay) in order to reside in Italy for more than three months.
- Make an appointment to see a study abroad adviser to discuss your interest in the Bocconi exchange program.
- Click "apply now" here on the GPS brochure to begin an application.
- Complete the study abroad application items listed in GPS by the GPS deadline. The following items should be submitted to OIP:
- a statement outlining the reasons for applying to the exchange
- an official Princeton transcript
- one letter of recommendation
- a resume
In addition to a program application, students must also complete the Princeton Course approval form. This form is reviewed by the Committee on Examinations and Standing, which grants final approval to participate in the program. Students who meet the university eligibility requirements to study abroad and who have the support of their department are normally approved by the Committee.
- Make an appointment with a study abroad adviser
- Contact a Global Ambassador
- Attend an OIP event or info session
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