Studying Italian in Milan, Eva's story | ELLCI

Studying Italian in Milan, Eva’s story | ELLCI

Studying Italian in Milan, Eva’s story | ELLCI



Moving alone to a foreign country is the best thing you can do in your twenties! You will meet new friends from all over the world, and with them you will experience different situations and cultures. Discovering new habits and new cultures will prepare you to face any kind of situation in life with an open and flexible mind!

Follow Eva’s advice to study Italian in Milan and discover Italy.


Our chat with Eva

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Ciao Eva, can you introduce yourself?

I am from Cornwall, England. I am twenty years old and I am a student at a university in England. This is my year abroad because I study French and Italian.

How long have you lived in Milan and do you like it?

I’ve been in Milan for three weeks. I like the city so much. It is very different from other Italian cities because there are old things but also new things, so for me, it is a good mix.

Why did you choose Italy?

I chose Italy thanks to my Italian studies. I chose to study the Italian language because the culture is beautiful and  Italy has the best food in the world.

I started studying Italian at university, that is, three years ago … I chose French and Italian as my qualifications because I like foreign languages ​​so much.

What is your relationship with the Italian language?

When I arrived in Italy my level was B2. The biggest difficulty was that it’s not easy when people talk quickly together, but it is so important to try to follow the conversation because this is how you can improve.

What are your plans for the future? 

I have to go back to the university in the near future, but I don’t know afterwards. Maybe I will live in Milan because it is a beautiful city and with many things to do, but it is also very easy to go from one place to another.

One thing you like about living in Italy and one thing you don’t like.

One thing I like about living in Italy is how beautiful the streets are with all the typical Italian buildings. and also the sun. One thing I don’t like is that trains are often late.

What would you recommend to those who are starting to study Italian and dream of living in Italy?

If you start studying Italian you have to be patient, because it takes time to learn. And even if you dream of living in Italy, you must pay attention to the cars. Also you must try Italian food.

Something you recommend everyone to do in Milan?

I recommend everyone to go to the Biblioteca degli alberi which is a park next to Piazza Gae Aulenti. You can see all the skyscrapers but also sit down to sunbathe. It is magnificent.

Which Italian city would you recommend visiting?

I would recommend everyone to go to Bologna. It is a city with a very interesting history and you can eat delicious tortellini.