Useful to know before Arriving
- April 14, 2019
- Living in Milan
Good to know before arriving in Milan as a student
Helpful tips from mainly US students that we interviewed, would have wanted to…Read More
Bocconi University MBA student Brian from Hong Kong Milano experience before, during & after the virus COVID-19 – PART 1. Click to see more detailed info from person who stayed here for 2 years.
What Brian talks in the video with Siim in PART 1:
Virus situation in Hong Kong & Milan & Lombardi & Italy
Mask usage & Italy people wasn’t prepared – first time Virus here
How to behave & how Italians are behaving
About the Bocconi University
Flights situation from Milan to Hong Kong – no direct flight from Amsterdam – not too expensive
Virus experience to stay at home for 2-3 months – not too bad!
Luckily there is video messaging – and it did not happen 10-20 years ago – no smartphone & internet
Amazon.it works good in Italy to order whatever you need from online
Nice doorman in your apartment or use Amazon Locker
Esselunga – best supermarket to go, all our clients like
Why to come to study in Bocconi Milan instead of other options
No Design Week this year, Im sorry!
Aperitivo – Happy Hour – is a big thing in Milan, specially amongst students
10-15 euro drink (also no alcohol) and you can eat free
Milano is good hub to travel everywhere.
Milano convenient to travel inside Europe with fast train or Flexibus
and to go everywhere in Europe.
People are nice in Milan
Milan has lot of history
Milano is not too big, there is everything here
Old and new together
It is not too expensive in Milan
Similar to prices like all bigger cities
Food is quite good quality and quite good price.
everybody asks & thinks: “Is Milano Safe?”
What Brian talks in the video with Siim in PART 2:
Is Milano is safe?
Milano is some ways the capital of Italy, so it is one of the safest cities in Milan
Milano is one of the most busiest cities in Milan so it is super safe – lot of people in the streets in the night and street lights turned on.
It is safe to walk home from Navigli in the night.
Living permit takes time (permesso di soggiorno) – just need be patient.
First you need Italian Tax code – Codice Fiscale
Generally peoples English level is not so good
Better to learn some Italian, before coming here and have a plan and have everything ready
Learning some Italian goes a long way.
What else Brian likes to do in Milan & some favorite foods.
Easy to find friend here in Milan & very international, lot of nationalities.
You can always find friends from your country.
University organises some meet ups and trips also.
Cinema is in Italian or find O.V. (original video) movies.
It helps to lear some Italian also because subtitles are in Italian.
With Italian TV you can also learn Italian seeing movies you already know & listening songs.
You can see your Netflix also.
Thank you so much, Brian.
Hope it helps to consider to come study & work in Milan.
Bocconi University MBA student Brian from Hong Kong Milano experience before, during & after the virus COVID-19 – PART 3.
More detailed info from person who stayed here for 2 years.
See also PART 1 & PART 2.
What Brian talks in the video with Siim in PART 3:
Bocconi student find Rental Milan online
Brian booked the apartment online,
even if he lived in the front of the apartment,
without seeing it before renting for 5 months.
Because of the virtual tour you can rent the apartment online, no problem
mobike – can rent by the minute or have the monthly pass:
Unicredit bank, 2 appointments, 2nd to have appointment with someone who speaks english
Money arrive fast and you can make free account in:
Corso S. Gottardo, 2, 20136 Milano MI, Italy
Water filter you can order online from Amazon.it to save some money and avoid to buy water always (that is heavy), I use the same in my home. Brita filter.
Thank you, I hope it was useful!
Please write in the comments if you have some questions about Milano living experience,
I can make more videos. Have about 100 videos registered with Ottavia to publish asap also. Stay tuned! 😉