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Winter 2018: Paris, France FASH
January 03, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/14/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM310 Alison Hall West
03/22/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM310 Alison Hall West
04/05/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM310 Alison Hall West
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/14/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
10/17/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM310 Alison Hall West
11/14/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM310 Alison Hall West
12/07/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM310 Alison Hall West
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
Explore concepts related to the haute couture and luxury markets, and the significance of trend forecasting and the fashion market in Paris, the world's most prominent fashion capital. While in Paris students will live in furnished apartments, become immersed in French lifestyles through activities of shopping, cooking meals and eating economically priced restaurants. Please note: Unlike most Winter Session study abroad programs, Paris FASH requires that each student submit two letters of recommendation by the application deadline.

Please note: Unlike most Winter Session study abroad programs, Paris FASH requires that each student submit two letters of recommendation by the application deadline.

The Program Fee includes
housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from France, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Paris. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FASH 321-072: Travel Study Program: Haute Couture Design and Designers (3 credits)
This course explores the emergence and evolution of haute couture houses in Paris and the head designers currently in charge of them. Particular emphasis will be placed on those houses, which design couture and/or prêt-à-porter fashions, but also are trend leaders of the fashion industry. Couture design houses and couturiers are examined through historical, economic, aesthetic and socio-cultural factors. Students will understand the historic context of design houses and trace them forward to contemporary evolutions. Final project will be informed by both the historic context and the current state of the couture market, as researched and articulated by the student
Restrictions: Requires permission of instructor.
FASH 321-073: Travel Study Program: Trend Forecasting: European Fashion Trends and the Zeitgeist (3 credits)
This course explores the significance of trend forecasting and the importance it plays in the global fashion market. It introduces the essential elements of forecasting, the process in which a forecast is developed, and how fashion is a barometer of culture. Trend forecasting is examined in global context due to the international nature of the industry. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the process and implications of trend forecasting and its dependence on international fashion, the history of fashion, and the world at large. Final project will be informed by both the past and present state of fashion as dictated by outside influences.
UNIV 370-084: Study Abroad - Paris, France FASH (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Priority goes to Fashion and Apparel (majors and minors) students SR/JR in good standing academically, that have met all requirements, including a successful interview. Any student in good standing with an interest in Fashion design, business, economics, and history may apply.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,400.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$4,450.00$4,450.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,708.00$10,456.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Dilia Lopez-Gydosh
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
202 Alison Hall West
302-831-6593
dlopezgy@udel.edu
Katya Roelse
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
302 Alison Hall West
215-317-5772
kroelse@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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