Discover study abroad places: IULM University, Milan, Italy

Discover study abroad places: IULM University, Milan, Italy

Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne


IULM University is the Italian centre of excellence for studies in Communications, Linguistics, Tourism and Cultural Heritage, each and all of strategic importance and ever-developing.

IULM complements a solid academic education with practical experience thanks to conferences, workshops, partnerships with companies, and “hands-on” learning in the field.

IULM is located in Milan: the Italian capital of Fashion, Design, and Innovation, where you could easily get closer to Italian lifestyle and to the world of work.






English-taught programs

Two-year master’s degrees in

  • Strategic Communication
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management

One-year master’s degrees in

  • International Communication
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Game Design
  • Food Design and Innovation (in collaboration with SPD)
  • Communication for International Relations [IT/EN]


know how to be,
know how to do”


Why choose IULM



IULM offers complete and innovative training courses that respond effectively to the needs of the labor market.


Made in Italy

More than a brand, “Made in Italy” is a lifestyle and way of doing business, grounded in time-honored culture and artisanal know-how. Studying at IULM gives you an insider’s view to this model and leads you to make it your own. “Made in Italy” is closely associated with quality, specialization and style, based on the craftsmanship, tradition and innovation of enduring Italian business models.


Modern, Functional Campus

IULM Campus offers unsurpassed facilities for both learning and university life. Besides 6 buildings dedicated to classroom teaching and socializing, 2 auditoriums and an exhibition area provide impressive venues for concerts, exhibitions, conferences, cultural and artistic events thereby making the University a multipurpose cultural center just 15 minutes from downtown Milan.


Professional training

IULM guides you successfully into the world of work, combining a solid academic background, hands-on classroom activities and, above all, practical field experience that allows the acquisition of those soft skills that employers increasingly seek in new hires (teamwork, decision-making, communication).


Ideas and Creativity

IULM nurtures talent and provides a steppingstone to the world of work, but also a training ground to turn your passion into a profession. Students’ ideas come to life as working projects carried out in the field beyond the university, thanks to a highly qualified teaching staff and a pool of experienced professionals who support students’ educational and professional success.

Study in Milan at IULM

Since its inception 50 years ago, IULM University has striven to combine cultural education and professional skills, and indeed it is a place where academia and the labor market converge. That is precisely what makes IULM stand out because it complements a solid academic education with practical experience thanks to conferences, workshops, partnerships with companies, and real “hands-on” learning in the field.

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How to use Twitter to find the right scholarship

How to use Twitter to find the right scholarship

Discover Scott, The Scholarsheep, and tips for applying to a scholarship.

Scot is a very clever sheep, and knows that a lot of information is tweeted every day. He has therefore decided to use Twitter to his advantage and especially to yours. Unlike other sheep, Scott’s main occupation is retweeting, but only Scholarship related tweets. It is quite a simple task and Scott does the job just fine. But our two new team members (web design trainees) have pushed the idea a little further! Now, Scott has, as well as his own twitter account, his own dedicated website. He is over the moon! More importantly, now you can follow Scholarship tweets with specific themes. For example, if you are looking for scholarships to go to Europe, Scott now has a dedicated feed for it. He has feeds for numerous different locations, dedicated study fields and degrees! Now that you can find information about scholarships more easily, it’s time to check the main tips to follow to boost your chances to be granted one.

Tips for Scholarships:

  1. Start searching now, it’s never too soon, and remain organized with deadline reminders
  2. The web isn’t your only option. Look for local scholarships with your guidance counselor if you are lucky enough to have one.
  3. Apply again and again! Check smaller scholarships too, even if they can’t finance all your expenses, they can help you with the first steps.
  4. Don’t forget to personalize every application! Too much copy and pasting won’t do you any favors.
  5. If you are using a matchmaking website, answer to all of the optional questions, it can only raise your match number (it’s the same thing with your HigherEdMe profile by the way 😉 )
  6. And the last one for today: Ask for help, a second pair of eyes to look at all of your applications is always a good idea.
Bonus tip: our post about Scholarships for African students and French Scholarships
4 cities to study in Europe

4 cities to study in Europe

You wish to study in Europe? Here a short list of places where you can go and why:

Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is one of the most affordable European student city.

From wikipedia : Warsaw is one of Europe’s most dynamic metropolitan cities. In 2012 the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Warsaw as the 32nd most liveable city in the world. In 2017 the city came 4th in the “Business-friendly” category and 8th in “Human capital and life style”. It was also ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Central and Eastern Europe.

Warsaw, Poland

Estonia, with its capital Tallinn, is a country where you can become an e-citizen and leading the way in digital services!

Estonia is the first country to offer e-Residency, a government-issued digital ID available to anyone in the world (more here :

Tallinn, Estonia

You speak only English? Why not Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. A place very friendly to foreigners where almost everyone speaks English.

Amsterdam has 176 different nationalities, which makes it one of the most diverse cities in the world in terms of nationality. Information found here

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Maybe you prefer a little bit more sun, so go Portugal! learn Portuguese and you’ll be speaking the world’s sixth most spoken language. Your future you will thank you for that!

Portugal is one of the oldest countries in EuropeHaving the same defined borders since 1249, almost 800 years ago. The name Portugal first appears in 868, during the Reconquista over the Muslims.

You love this places? Why not create a study abroad project to go there. Start it on

Study Hospitality & Management in the USA

Please share this info if you know someone who can be interested!

One of our registered school, located in the USA, is looking for students in #hospitality for this fall.
It’s for an MBA, some experience is required but their program sounds great.
Their students have training in 4&5 five star hotels, you can go either at #LosAngeles or #SanDiego!
Of course, it’s a program in a major destination like the USA and for an MBA so it’s demand a certain budget too. (The average annual cost of tuition fees to study in the US estimated at $33,215)

View of Los Angeles

View of San Diego

If you’re interested in becoming a successful manager in the Hospitality business, it’s time to create your #studyabroad project!
Go, go, go to

Learn more about the Hospitality Business in the USA

The U.S. travel and tourism industry generated nearly $1.6 trillion in economic output in 2015, supporting 7.6 million U.S. jobs. Travel and tourism exports accounted for 11 percent of all U.S. exports and nearly a third (33 percent) of all U.S. services exports, positioning travel and tourism as the nation’s largest services export. One out of every 18 Americans is employed, either directly or indirectly, in a travel or tourism-related industry. In 2015, U.S. travel and tourism output represented 2.6 percent of gross domestic product.
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While the majority of activity in the industry is domestic, expenditures by international visitors in the United States totaled $246.2 billion in 2015, yielding a $97.9 billion trade surplus for the year. According to U.S. Department of Commerce projections, international travel to the United States should grow by 3 percent annually through 2021. The United States leads the world in international travel and tourism exports and ranks second in terms of total visitation.

How to study in the USA

Foreign students seeking to study in the United States for any length of time must gain admission to an educational institution certified by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and be approved for a nonimmigrant visa. U.S. immigration law stipulates the following visa categories for international students and exchange visitors

  • F-1 visas for full-time students at academic institutions (colleges, universities, or high schools) or in language training programs;
  • M-1 visas for full-time students at vocational or other nonacademic institutions;
  • F-3 and M-3 visas for nationals of Canada and Mexico who commute to the United States for full- or part-time study at academic institutions (F-3) or vocational or other nonacademic institutions (M-3); and
  • J-1 visas for exchange program participants. (Note: university or college students engaged in certain scholarship or exchange programs comprise only 1 of 14 J-1 categories; the others include physicians participating in graduate-level training, summer work-travel students, visiting professors and research scholars, and au pairs.)

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Don’t forget to test your skills in English with a certification language test, read our article about them

Soochow University visit

Soochow University visit

A partner day to understand how Soochow University welcomes international students and why their Chinese study camps are a good door to Asia.

Friday 24th, this is the end of a very demanding week participating in the APAIE fair in Kaohsiung. After 80 meetings with international student recruitment team coming from all the globe, resting is the only thing you think of. But that is always less powerful than curiosity. And living a partner’s day of a Taiwanese university could be one discovery. So I decided to accept Soochow’s invitation and rest later.

As a private service provider, I was surprised and honored to be invited. Usually, Universities focused on international partnerships are not really open to private bodies. Maybe they think nothing can be done to help them in the field. We will see that later.

About the meeting

Of course, I was late for the 10.30am meeting which is very unpolite (don’t try to get cash from and 7-eleven ATM with an international credit card), but somebody was waiting for me in front of the Wang Memorial Hall. I joined a group of 7 university representatives coming from Japan, USA, and Mexico. A brief welcome speech by Prof. Bau-Tscheng Dung gave us an overview of the international key figures on incoming and outgoing mobility, and main facts about Soochow history.

A little bit of Soochow’s history

Soochow was initially established in Suzhou, China in 1900, and it became the first private university in Taïwan in 1951.It’s now counting 15.000 students, 442 full-time faculty members, and more than 100 partner universities.

Then we got more details on the university watching a 10 min video in English. You can find it here:

A nice surprise

To fix all this new data, we were offered a private concert. A set of 8 tracks was perfectly played by 4 students. This was unforgettable and unexpected. You can feel the experience here:

We visited the very impressive library, with vinyl and mangas (started by a donation of an alumna who collected them), plenty of international cultures there. Then we got inside the Chinese Language Center where we saw pictures of the last international group coming from the USA and Germany. This center concentrates dorms and learning spaces, very well organized. Finally, we had lunch with the president Prof Wei-Ta Pan and Assoc. Prof Serena Huang who is the director of International Affairs Center. It was the president’s birthday by the way.

Sharing culture was an important part of the day

After lunch, we were invited to visit the National Palace Museum where you measure the Asian culture in real-time. 25% of the emperor’s treasure is located in this museum with 600.000 parts. We could see 6.000 with a private guide and understand what was important for a Chinese family, mainly prosperity and longevity.

I want to thank Mr. Lanson Wu of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Academic Exchange (ICAE) and the Soochow Staff for their invitation and welcome.

I think this 1st partner’s day was a success and each participant could feel in what positive environment their student could come study there.

It gave us ideas on how our matchmaking platform could be used for partnerships and we will develop that for sure.

Back from Taiwan, happy from the succes at the APAIE. Lot of encounters and contacts!


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Welcome to the AUIA International Summer School

Welcome to the AUIA International Summer School

Do you remember when I told you about Summer Schools? Well, now YOU can join one.

Indeed, the AUIA International Summer School just joined us so let me tell you about it.


AUIA International Summer School is a professional platform collaborating with universities, providing quality summer credit program in English. Established in 2011, AUIA currently works with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in Taipei, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul.

The students can follow many different courses at Taipei such as an introduction to biology, financial accounting, public speaking, college writing or even film and film theory. In Seoul, you’ll be able to learn the consumer’s behaviors, introduction to philosophy, psychology or religion.


The fees are really low for a Summer program so learn more about them at


So are you interested? Because if you are, you should definitely tell us about your study abroad wish by clicking here. This way, the School will be able to notice you 😉


-Emilie, Community Manager