- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 3.5 cumulative GPA or better
- Junior standing or above at the start of the program
Biomedical Engineering (BME) students have the opportunity to study in Milan, Italy with their peers at the Politecnico di Milano in a semester-long exchange program. This is an exciting opportunity to experience BME in the European context. The program is designed for students to travel during the spring semester of their junior year, and there are equivalent courses available at Politecnico di Milano so that degree progress is not delayed. The spring semester runs from late February through the first week of July.
Spring: late February - early July
End date of the semester is dependent on the students exam schedule.
Refer to the program website for the specific dates, if available.
Milan is the capital of the Lombardy region of Italy, and the most populous metropolitan area and the second more populous commune in Italy. The Politecnico di Milano (English: Polytechnic University of Milan) is the largest technical university in Italy, with about 40,000 students. It offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan. The university is ranked 11th for Design, 24th for Engineering and 14th for Architecture in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Penn State Global website.