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IES Abroad Milan – Fashion Design & Merchandising

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Fashion is in the air in Milan. As one of the “big four” fashion capitals (along with London, New York, and Paris), Milan is home to many high-end fashion houses such as Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, and many others; and nearly all of the “big names” are represented. Prepare to be inspired by the Milanese standards of elegance and obsession with style—from the runway to the street.

Our Fashion Design & Merchandising Program offers a holistic fashion experience. Encounter the sources of global trends in business, design, tailoring, fabrics and materials, modeling, and marketing. Learn about the business of fashion from local experts and professors from the best universities in Milan. Join the Milanese design and tailoring scene through practicum courses at professional fashion institutes offering hands-on lessons in clothing and accessory creation.

Diversify your fashion studies with an elective course from our Italy Today Program. Courses include History, Political Science, Literature, Music, and much more.

As part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you also have the opportunity to enroll in a fashion-related internship and accompanying academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning hands-on at your placement.



  • Fashion Design
  • Design
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Business
  • Italian Language Literature and Studies
  • Sociology
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Communications
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sci. (atmosph.)
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Internship Programs
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Music - Vocal Performance

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Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items. 

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