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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 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, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Australia. For more, see 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.
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.
Location: Politecnico Di Milano, piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32 - 20133 Milan, 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 their fifth or sixth semester in Milan. Courses are taught in English and students receive FIT credits toward their degree for courses completed.
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).
Location: Songdo Global University Campus, Songdo Moonwha-Ro 119, Yeonsu-Gu, Incheon, South Korea 406-840
Other Semester Study Abroad Programs
Courses are taught in English
RMIT University, for Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, Production Management, Advertising & Digital Design
- Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, for Textiles/Surface Design
- Duoc UC (School of Design), for Fashion Design
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
American University of Paris, for Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management, International Trade and Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Art History and Museum Professions
American Business School in Paris, for Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fashion Business Management
ISCOM Paris, for Advertising and Marketing Communications
Paris College of Art (PCA), for Photography
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 & Digital Design
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, for Advertising & Digital Design
Leeds College of Art, for Advertising & Digital Design
Nottingham Trent University (NTU), for Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management, Graphic Design
University of Westminster, for Fashion Business Management
- Heriot Watt University, for Textile/Surface Design
KEA (Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, “Københavns Erhvervsakademi”), for Direct and Interactive Marketing
- Lahti University of Applied Sciences, for Packaging Design
American University of Rome (AUR), for Advertising and Marketing Communication, Fashion Business Management, International Trade and Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Florence University of the Arts, for Photography, Interior Design
Iberoamericana University, for Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile/Surface Design
- Otago Polytechnic, for Graphic 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 (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 (CCISabroad.org).