A lot of students choose to Study Abroad in Italy!

Are you considering Italy to study abroad? Today I’m going to give you 7 valid reasons why you should choose Italy as your study abroad desintation (some obvious but some will surprise you!)  

Let’s start with a short introduction about Italy, in case you are not well informed about this country.  

Italy, southern European country with a population of around 60 million, is worldwide considered as one of the most culturally and economically advanced countries. With an ancient story behind, it’s a first-choice destination for tourists and students coming from all around the world.  

Ok, let’s zoom now into the reasons why you should choose Italy where to study. 


As you probably know already, Italy hosted ancient populations such as Greek and Romans, making the European and world history over the years. That means you can walk through Italian streets, and still admire amazing architectures, fountains, monument and ruins where you feel literally part of a parallel historical period. Moreover, Italy hosted periods like Renaissance, fascism and world word II. For this reason, you’ll have the chance to enhance your cultural know-how by visiting old spots, talking with experts as well as tasting in real life what you have studied or read on books.  

One day I decided to ask around worldwide students based now in Italy what was their feeling about studying and living in Italy. 

I discovered most of them are not only extremely fascinated by Italian background but also deeply willing to keep studying in Italian Universities.  

Milano, 20 gennaio 2020 foto di Beatrice Rossato, © Lab Immagine Design POLIMI (progettazione, produzione e gestione di prodotti comunicativi) Dipartimento di DESIGN, Politecnico di Milano

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Weather & Geography  

Because of the strategical position in the south of Europe, Italy has one of the best climates in the world. Generally, the weather is quite mild. However, spacing from the North to the South, you can literally find different climates. For instance, if you’re living in the North, close to the Alps, you’ll find the typical cold weather of the mountains. In the centre, you’ll have a super mild one (except for summer: it’s quite warm!). Reaching the South, you’ll find the sun basically 365 days with hot (but windy) summer and chill autumn/winter.  As you have probably got reading above, Italy hosts any kind of surroundings: mountains, lakes, sea, hills, rivers and so on… 

In simple words: you’re spoiled for choice!  

Pizza, Pasta and… Vino  

Ok, when it’s time to deal with food and wine, Italy scores the highest point. If you decide to go to study in Italy, your lifestyle in terms of food will change. In fact, you can find and eat amazing recipes, starting from the authentic Neapolitan pizza to a tasty pasta Carbonara and Sicilian Arancini. All this followed by high quality white and red wines.  

Don’t forget the quality of Italian ingredients! Above all, you’ll find good quality ones even in supermarkets and small food stores. That means have a healthy lifestyle, even important while studying (and taking exams!). 


Many people recognize Italian as one of the best languages to learn and speak. I tell you in advance: the Italiano is quite hard to learn because of its complexity, but as you are in the mood you’ll sooner or later get it. You just need to meet up Italian people and you’ll surely have the chance to speak and learn step by step. 


Italy, as most of the Mediterranean countries, is well known for its sense of hospitality to foreign people who decide to live there. Above all, if you’re a student just arrived in Italy, you’ll find positive vibes and people will be welcoming with you. In a few words: you won’t feel alone or excluded while living your experience in Italy. Moreover, if you choose to study in a universitarian city such as Pavia, Bologna or Cremona, you will live a great experience in terms of hanging out with new people and embrace the Italian culture. 

High-Quality Universities  

Italy is also well-known for its universities spread in all the peninsula. Spacing from the north to the south, you can find good universities in terms of:  

  • Level of education  
  • Structure  
  • Professors  
  • Network  

In this blog we can highlight especially Universities around Milan, which is known for all of the above in high quality. E.g. Universita Cattolica for e.g. the specialized Master in Food Science and Technology, or Politecnico di Milano for more Engineering programs or Architecture/ Design, or closeby University di Pavia for their wide variety of courses from Finance to Medical BioTech and NanoTechnology.

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Besides the famous Universities in Milan, likely Politecnico di Milano and UniCatt, we can also suggest a nice alternative being vibrant Pavia, a student-town just 35km outside of Milan offering lower rents and cost of living whilst getting great education. The University of Pavia, founded in 1361, is a secular higher education institution and one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. University of Pavia is part of the select group of ‘Medieval Universities’, consisting of the oldest universities in the world that were also founded in the Middle Ages. Thus, the reputation of the University of Pavia precedes it, graduating over the centuries alumni capable of leading their very own industries. 

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∣ Engineering  

Studying engineering in Italy offers numerous advantages and opportunities. Here are five reasons why Italy is a great destination for studying engineering:

  1. Rich Engineering Tradition: Italy has a long-standing tradition of engineering excellence and innovation. The country is known for its contributions to various engineering fields, including automotive, aerospace, civil engineering, and manufacturing. By studying engineering in Italy, you can tap into this rich heritage and gain insights from renowned Italian engineers and experts.
  2. World-Class Universities: Italy is home to several prestigious universities known for their strong engineering programs. Institutions such as Politecnico di Milano are internationally recognized for their quality education, research facilities, and industry collaborations. Studying at this esteemed institutions can provide you with a solid foundation and enhance your career prospects.
  3. Cutting-Edge Research and Facilities: Italian universities and research institutes offer state-of-the-art facilities and research opportunities. You can engage in groundbreaking research projects and work alongside leading scientists and engineers in various disciplines. This exposure to advanced technologies and research can give you a competitive edge and broaden your understanding of the field.
  4. Diverse Engineering Specializations: Italy offers a wide range of engineering specializations to choose from. Whether you’re interested in automotive engineering, renewable energy, robotics, civil engineering, or industrial design, Italian universities provide comprehensive programs that cater to diverse interests. This diversity allows you to pursue your specific engineering passion and develop expertise in your chosen field.
  5. Vibrant Culture and Lifestyle: Studying in Italy not only provides a top-quality education but also offers an enriching cultural experience. Italy is renowned for its rich history, art, architecture, and cuisine. You can explore iconic landmarks, museums, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Italian lifestyle. Additionally, being exposed to a new culture can broaden your horizons and contribute to personal growth.

Overall, studying engineering in Italy combines academic excellence, research opportunities, diverse specializations, and a culturally immersive experience. It’s a combination that can significantly enhance your engineering education and pave the way for a successful career in the field.

Study in Italy is an experience you should not miss!

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