Students could do a lot worse than find themselves in Milan as it has a number of fantastic institutes for a wide range of subjects. The State University of Milan, established in 1924, is one of Italy’s largest; Politecnico di Milano, emphasising engineering and architecture, is the largest state technical university in Italy; while Milan’s Bocconi University is considered by the Wall Street Journal to be in the top 20 best business schools in the world.
For those students who don’t plan to spend their working life in a suit, Milan is a mothership to creative types. La Scala opera theatre hosts the Accademia d’Arti e Mestieri dello Spettacolo; the Milan Conservatory is a world renowned music school and the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera is a prestigious centre for creative arts.
Of course, this being Milan, there are quite a few schools for fashion and design but those headed for the Instituto Marangoni would be remiss not to inform everyone they know that those hallowed corridors were once glided down by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, along with many other extremely successful designers working for some of the biggest fashion houses in the world.
Non EU citizens coming to Milan to work will need to have a job before they arrive and their employer will need to do the appropriate paperwork. EU citizens don’t need to concern themselves with that and all job hunters with fluent English can take advantage of the fact that Milan is an international city where English language skills are in demand. Register with your local job centre in Milan, upload your CV on the “Borsa Continua Nazionale Lavor”, or contact private employment agencies and local classified ads.