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Winter 2018: Italy FASH - micro
January 05, 2018 - January 26, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Milan photo by Jaehee Jung
Interest Meetings:
02/27/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMAlison Hall 310
03/08/2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMAlison Hall 310
03/21/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMAlison Hall 310
03/23/2017 4:30 PM - 5:00 PMAlison Hall 310
04/05/2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMAlison Hall 310
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
11/02/2017 5:00 PM - 6:15 PMAlison Hall 310
11/29/2017 5:00 PM - 6:15 PMAlison Hall 310
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

This travel study program to Italy is to provide a unique learning opportunity centered on fashion business in major Italian cities known for fashion industry and global brands. Students will take one 3-credit course during a three-week long program that will provide in- and out-of-classroom learning experiences enhanced by rich historical and cultural environments.

Students will experience Italian cuisine and cultures such as language, design, architect, and street styles of fashion. Classroom learning will be accompanied by local site visits and industry tours to major Italian companies and brands.

The program will travel to Siena, Florence and Milan. The majority of this program will take place in Florence and Milan, the two most important cities known for Italian heritage for fashion industry for worldwide consumers. In Florence, the birthplace and earliest center of the modern fashion industry in Italy, including many global luxury brands such as Ferragamo, students will be exposed to contemporary culture and styles and will attend fashion events. In Milan, one of the four major fashion capitals of the world with major fashion houses and brands, students will learn about international brand strategies and marketing and visits include a high-end Italian fashion house.

The Program Fee covers housing (Hotel lodging in Siena, Florence and Milan), all program-related industry tours and excursions for cultural experience, some meals (including all breakfasts) and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Italy, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Italy. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance and recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of students. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
FASH 321-071: Travel Study Program: Global Brand Management and Marketing (3 credits)
Study of the domestic and/or international textiles and apparel and allied fashion industries through a variey of instructional methods including industry visits, research projects and service learning activities. Instructional methods vary by countries visited and courses offered.

This course offered on this program explores the significance of brand management for international fashion companies. It introduces the essential elements of branding, major activities of brand management and marketing with a focus on fashion products. Global fashion brand strategies for international consumers, including luxury brands, are examined in relation to macro and micro environmental factors, and other cultural experiences such as food, design, architect, street styles of fashion.

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principals of branding and its link to international fashion business. Final project will be informed by both the principles of branding and the current fashion luxury market as designated, researched and articulated by students.

The program targets both fashion and non-fashion majors. For fashion majors, this course would substitute FASH430: Apparel Brand Management & Marketing. For students who have taken FASH430, they will still receive FASH321 credits as a fashion elective course.
UNIV 370-153: Study Abroad - Italy FASH - micro (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
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

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.
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 $1,200.00.
  • 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$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$3,600.00$3,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,115.00$7,614.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
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.
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.
Jaehee Jung
Faculty Director
Fashion and Apparel Studies
206 Alison Hall

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

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