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    I'm considering studying in Milan or St. Gallen and wanted to get a glimpse of the cultural differences between the two cities and countries.... My expertise on these specific locations is quite limited since I am American, but I have a general idea of Germanic and Italian culture - though not too much knowledge about Northern Italy.

    Anyone have some advice?

    My nan is Italian and lives in Milan so I can tell you a little about it. The city mostly speaks Italian so don't go there thinking your English is the be all and end all like most Americans. It's a largely cosmopolitan city, much like London, lots of money and wealth, as you'd expect for Italy it's got the finest restaurants, great clubs and good nightlife. Things are VERY expensive there, my friend and I paid around 15 euros for 2 beers, which is around 30 USD I believe? Not much else I can say really, it's just like any other city, it's got its nice bits and bad bits. I prefer the Italians to the Germans myself, Germans seem somewhat brash and rude where as Italians are much more friendly. PM me if you want to know anything else

    Go for Milan :yep:
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