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RIT Global

RIT business students have the opportunity to spend a spring semester studying at Italy at RIT's exchange partner university, Politecnico di Milano (Polimi University). Students take courses in the School of Management from faculty and industry professionals who focus on innovation, academic excellence, and critical thinking. Over 4,900 students are enrolled in degree programs through the School of Management at Polimi University.

Politecnico di Milano is ranked as the #1 university in Italy and the School of Management is AMBA accredited. Undergrad courses are taught in Italian.  Graduate courses are taught in English. Undergrad students have the option to enroll in graduate classes with the approval of their academic department.

Located in northern Italy, Milan (Milano) is the center of Italy's finance, media, design, and fashion industries. You will experience stunning architecture and rich cultural history of this ancient city. When not in class, students can explore cafes, museums, nearby parks, and sample the delicious food. 

Exchange students can apply for on campus housing at residence halls.  Other housing options include private apartments, room in a shared apartment, and shared room.

Participation in this program requires a nomination by your department.  Please contact Joy Olabisi ( or the RIT Global office ( for more information.

Spring semester application deadline is  October 1st

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To Apply

1) Contact Professor Joy Olabisi ( to go over application steps.

2) Start an application in the Compass.

Please Note: Study abroad programs and all international travel by students for the 2020-2021 academic year are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for fall 2021 and beyond travel programs will remain open as we monitor the situation. For the most up to date information, please visit

Language of Instruction: 
English, Italian
Course Discipline: 
Business, Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship
Undergraduate, Graduate
Open To: 

RIT Students only