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The Office of International Programs coordinates the opportunities for students to study abroad for a year, a semester, or three to four weeks in the summer or winter sessions. Students may also study abroad through SUNY (https://www.suny.edu/studyabroad/) or the College Consortium for International Study (https://www.CCISabroad.org). Applicants are selected competitively and are generally required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must develop an advisement plan with their department’s chairperson or study abroad faculty coordinator that lists the courses they are approved to complete abroad so they may transfer credit back to the FIT degree program.

Short-term Study Abroad and Internship Programs

FIT conducts a number of international short study courses in subjects such as Art History, Spanish, Japanese, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography, Menswear, Illustration, Textile/Surface Design and Packaging Design, during the summer and winter sessions in a variety of locations, including Greece, China, India, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, and Italy. Students receive 2, 2.5, 3, or 4 FIT credits upon completion of a short-term study abroad program.  FIT also offers four to eight week internships abroad during the summer session in England, China, France, Spain, Sweden and Australia. For more, see https://www.fitnyc.edu/study-abroad/programs/short-term/

FIT in Italy
FIT in Italy programs are additional locations accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (MSCHE.org).  FIT in Italy Art and Design programs are also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org). Students must spend at least one year at FIT in New York City.

Florence:
Location: Polimoda, Villa Favard, Via Curtatone 1, 50123 Florence, Italy  

AAS degree students in the Fashion Design in New York and Florence program can spend one academic year in New York City and one academic year in Florence. Students may study abroad in their first or second year. Select students may also participate for the third semester (Fall) only. Courses are taught in English and students receive FIT credits toward their degree for courses completed. 

Students accepted into the BS Fashion Business Management degree program in New York and Florence can study in Florence for their third year (fifth and sixth semesters) or for the fifth or sixth semesters only, returning to New York City to complete their program. Courses are taught in English and students receive FIT credits toward their degree for courses completed.

Students of all majors have the opportunity to take Liberal Arts courses during a Spring semester in Florence, Italy.

Milan:
Location: Politecnico Di Milano, piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - 20133 Milano, Italy

Students accepted into the BFA degree in Fashion Design Sportswear or Knitwear specializations can spend their third or fourth academic years in New York City or Milan, or may spend both their third and fourth years in Milan. Courses are taught in English and students receive FIT credits toward their degree for courses completed.

FIT at SUNY Korea
FIT at SUNY Korea programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (MSCHE.org).  FIT in  SUNY Korea Art and Design programs are also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org). 
 
Incheon:
Location: Songdo Global University Campus, Songdo  Moonwha-Ro 119, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon, South Korea 406-840
The AAS program in Fashion Business Management and the AAS program in Fashion Design are accredited additional locations for FIT at SUNY Korea. Students are required to spend their first and second academic years in Korea. Courses are taught in English and students receive FIT credits toward their degree for courses completed.
 

Other Semester Study Abroad Programs

Courses are taught in English

    Australia:

  • RMIT University, for Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, Production Management, Advertising Design

    China:

  • Donghua University (DHU) Semester in Shanghai Program, for Fashion Business Management, International Trade and Marketing

  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), for Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, Production Management

    France:

  • American University of Paris, for Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, International Trade and Marketing, Entrepreneurship

  • American Business School in Paris, for Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management

  • ICART Paris, for Art History and Museum Professions

  • Paris College of Art (PCA), for Photography

    England:

  • Arts University of Bournemouth, for Graphic Design

  • Central Saint Martins (University Arts London), for Fashion Design

  • Chelsea College of Arts (University Arts London), for Graphic Design, Textile/Surface Design

  • Falmouth University, for Advertising Design

  • University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, for Advertising Design

  • Leeds College of Art, for Advertising Design

  • Nottingham Trent University (NTU), for Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, Graphic Design

  • University of Westminster, for Fashion Business Management

    Denmark:

  • KEA (Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, “Københavns Erhvervsakademi”), for Direct and Interactive Marketing

    Italy:

  • American University of Rome (AUR), for Advertising and Marketing Communication, Fashion Business Management, International Trade and Marketing, Entrepreneurship

    Mexico:

  • Iberoamericana University, for Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile/Surface Design

SUNY Study Abroad Programs

With departmental approval, students may also study abroad through one of the 800+ programs offered by SUNY for a semester, summer, or winter session. (https://www.suny.edu/studyabroad/)

CCIS Study Abroad Programs

FIT is a member of the College Consortium for International Study (CCIS), which includes approximately 100 colleges across the United States that offer study abroad programs. Under the auspices of the CCIS Consortium students can study at institutions around the globe with departmental approval, including Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. (https://www.CCISabroad.org)