Experience a Top Ranked European University with Bocconi Summer School

Monday, February 22, 2021
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Try something new this summeran international student summer program online through NSHSS Partner Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. High school students can explore new ideas during a two-week introduction to Bocconi, recognized internationally for its academics and research in economics, management, finance, political science, and data science. It is a unique opportunity for motivated students to participate in an exciting laboratory of teaching and experiential learning within an international community of students.


Current sophomores and juniors can apply to the July 5-16, 2021 summer program and take two courses (in English) in areas that they want to learn more about. Students can:

  • Explore luxury and fashion management through the lens of Italian designers and iconic brands
  • Simulate a trade negotiation within an international organization in an international politics class
  • Discover the tools of innovation in an artificial intelligence and machine learning lab
  • Learn economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development within the EU in an interdisciplinary course that combines history, law, politics, and economics
  • Attend classes in finance, game theory, strategy, economics, and more



  • Classes are highly interactive, featuring group projects and case studies
  • Guest speakers from Italian businesses and politics
  • Collaboration amongst students from around the world
  • Cultural activities


Students will benefit from Bocconi University's top faculty in business, finance, and political science. Each course will consist of live lectures and recorded sessions, teamwork on a specific project, company testimonials, and a team presentation. Each course curriculum puts students' problem-solving, soft skills, and creativity to the test. The courses' emphasis on working in teams will allow time to meet, collaborate with, and learn from carefully selected bright and dynamic young people with a lot of talent to share.


Here’s what past participants had to say:

“I found our professor to be very engaging and passionate about her course topic. I really enjoyed the explanations and lectures given throughout, and most of all I found the guest speakers chosen to be very insightful! I loved how we got to see a blend of different points of views not only from the speakers, but also from our teamwork projects.”


“The strength of this program has been that we have done practical activities with people worldwide, a thing that has stimulated me and showed me that there are other cultures and people around the world.”


“In my opinion, the Bocconi summer school managed the online situation very well and I had a lot of fun participating in it. The topic of the class was also perfectly fitted for me and all my high expectations were met, especially the team work!”


Next steps for motivated students:

  • July 5-16 program, open to current sophomores & juniors only
  • Full details here
  • Summer school applications open on February 17
  • First round applications due by March 23
  • Second round applications due by April 29


For more info on Bocconi’s summer program or Bachelor’s programs in English, contact: summerschoolhs@unibocconi.it