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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Restrictions: St. Kate's applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
J-Term Faculty Led Prog HeaderFashion Europe PhotoFASH 3980 Fashion Europe

Academic Overview
This course will provide a study of the global inter-connectedness of the fashion industry especially as it pertains to European markets. The study tour will begin in London with particular emphasis on historic influences, present styles, and future trends in fashion. The Paris visit will focus on haute couture, specialty fabrics and trims in addition to historical museum visits. The last portion of the trip will center on knits, fragrances, and accessories in Florence. Continued in-depth study will observe, analyze, critique, contrast and compare current fashion operations in different venues such as design, sourcing, manufacturing, merchandising and retailing institutions. The course participants will have a breadth of experiences from industry appointments, professional speakers and inspirational visits.
Locations Travel Dates On-Campus Dates
London, UK
Paris, France
Florence, Italy
January 5-26, 2019 There will be a required Global Studies orientation on
November 17th, 2018. 
Please plan on attending this all-day event.

December 4, 2018
*Additional on-campus
meetings before & after
travel, dates & times TBD
Eligibility: This is an undergraduate course. Students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate in this course.

Prerequisites: None

Course Equivalency: This course substitutes for FASH 3150: Aesthetics and Trends

Program and Application Information
Estimated Program Cost Included in Program Cost *Tuition Charge Note
$7,500 - $7,800

The final program fee will be published here in early December, 2018

There is a $500 deposit - $250 due at the time of application and $250 due by July 31st.  This will be deducted from the total program cost when it is billed in January.
  • Flights
  • Lodging
  • Daily Breakfast
  • All required course activities
  • International Emergency Medical & Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Global Studies Administrative Fee
  • Carbon emissions off-set donation
  • Tuition*
For this J-Term Global Studies Course, students will receive 4 credits, but will only be charged for one credit of tuition.  The tuition charge is included in the estimate listed, but will appear separately on your bill.
Priority Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
All applications completed (with the exception of Global Studies Deposit II) by the priority deadline will be reviewed at the same time

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available until the application deadline

Maximum Spots: 20
Please note that all applications submitted before the Priority Application Deadline (April 13, 2018) will be reviewed between April 14 and May 4. Students who submit applications before April 13 will be notified of decisions by May 4. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the Priority Application Deadline for courses that have space remaining.  A wait list is established when necessary. Interviews may be scheduled for all applicants as part of the application process. Faculty will follow up via email.

Faculty Directors

Kelly GageKelly Gage
Assistant Professor
Department of Apparel, Merchandising and Design

Carol Mager
Department of Apparel, Merchandising and Design

Additional Program and Administrative Information
Visas: U.S. citizens are NOT required to obtain a visa for travel to the locations of this course.  Applicants who are not U.S. citizens should contact the Office of Global Studies to find if they will require a visa for travel.

Cancellation: Students who complete an application and submit the $500 deposit may withdraw their application at any time up to 100 days before travel and receive a full refund of the program deposit.  Additional cancellation information can be found within the application.

Registration: All students will be registered for Global Studies courses by the Office of Global Studies once course costs have been finalized, typically in early December for J-Term courses.  Students DO NOT need to register for Global Studies courses during the typical registration period. 

Billing: The program fee will be finalized in early December; the Office of Global Studies does everything within their power to ensure that the course cost is within the estimated range.  Students will be billed for Global Studies J-Term courses during the first week in January, and bills will be due by the end of January.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.