Kaitlin, Class of 2018

Marketing, Business Analytics, and Computer Science

I studied abroad at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Because I've never been to Europe before, studying abroad was an incredible way for me to become immersed in a multitude of different cultures and truly understand how other nations feel about global relations.

Felipe, Class of 2018

I began by taking an Italian Crash Course for the first two weeks of the semester, and then took four semester-long classes. Because Bocconi is an internal program, BC approves many classes for major or core requirements. In addition to Italian, the classes that I took were: Organization Theory, Political Philosophy, Introduction to E-Marketing and E-Commerce, and International Relations. 

Classes at Bocconi are definitely structured very differently from classes at BC. Attendance is not required and there is rarely any homework, so your grades are usually fully dependent upon either one or two exams. Bocconi is one of the most competitive business schools in Europe, so the academics are rigorous and I would say that the exams are very comparable to exams at BC. 

Nonetheless, studying abroad is an incredible way to learn more about yourself and truly be independent. I traveled to 13 different countries and made countless friends (while also trying great new food). Some of my favorite memories are befriending a Milanese family and going to their home for Sunday dinner and driving ATVs along the roads in Greece. Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I cannot recommend it enough.