Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Study Abroad


Short-Term Travel Courses

Students who are interested in participating in a travel course must complete an application and be accepted to the program.  Each student application is viewed individually.  We strongly encourage all interested students to apply.

  (Graduates and Undergraduates)
Students travel abroad during Winter Intersession to two European cities, studying the fashion, culture, and history of the selected area. This program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students have the option of taking the course for credit (one time only) or, if they participate more than once, as a non-credit course.  This trip is generally 10-12 days in duration and takes place prior to the start of the spring semester.

Requirements:

  • Completed at minimum of one semester at LIM College.
  • Graduate student: cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Undergraduate student: cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5

  (Undergraduates)
Students study Italian Art from the Ancient through Baroque periods, with a focus on the rebirth and revolution of the Renaissance. Artworks studied include painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts that either originated in or are on permanent display in Florence. The course includes field trips to major museums, architectural landmarks, and other cultural sites. Stylistic characteristics of each period is emphasized, as they relate to the social, political, and cultural context in which the works were made. Students who successfully complete all course requirements earn 3 credits for this class and will also take a 3-credit course with the Florence University for the Arts. Sessions for this trip take place every summer and are three weeks in duration.  Accommodations, tuition for 6 credits, and tickets for all museum and cultural sites are included in the pricing structure.

Requirements:

  • Completed at minimum of two semesters at LIM College.
  • Undergraduate student: cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75

  (Undergraduates)

Students spend two weeks studying British fashion and culture in London at one of LIM College’s partner institutions. This program is led by a LIM College faculty member and takes place during the summer semester. Students who successfully complete all course requirements earn 3 credits.

Requirements:

  • Completed at minimum of two semesters at LIM College.
  • Undergraduate student: cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5

  (Undergraduates)
Students under faculty supervision visit major European (London, Paris) or US retail cities (LA, Seattle) to study the factors involved in fashion retailing, assortment differences and pricing analysis. Meetings with key retailers occur for students to understand their retail strategies and business models. Students who successfully complete all course requirements earn 3 credits.  This trip runs approximately 10 days.

Requirements:

  • Completed at minimum of two semesters at LIM College.
  • Undergraduate student: cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5

In addition, the College will announce other short-term opportunities for students to participate in and these will be faculty led and supported by LIM College.

Full Semester Exchange Programs

To participate in full semester exchange programs, students must be at junior level or above at the time of the exchange (except for the American University of Rome which accepts sophomores and above). Students must be always registered for the equivalent of a full-time course load while abroad.  This can be a combination of online LIM classes and in country classes.  For their credits to be accepted upon return to LIM College, students must earn the equivalent of a passing grade in their courses abroad. It is recommended that students have a GPA of 3.00 or higher when applying to participate.

American Business School Paris
Students spend a semester at the American Business School Paris (ABSP) in Paris, France, taking business, management, marketing, fashion, or elective courses. At ABSP, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (September through December) or spring (January through May).

American University of Rome
Students spend a semester at the American University of Rome (AUR) in Rome, Italy, taking business, management, marketing, liberal arts, or elective courses. At AUR, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (September through December) or spring (January through May).

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Students spend a semester at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, taking business, management, finance, or elective courses. At AUAS, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (August to January) or spring (January through July).

EIDM Fashion and Luxury Business School
Students spend a semester at EIDM Fashion and Luxury Business School taking fashion and elective courses. At EIDM, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (September to December) or spring (January through May)

Heriot-Watt University
Spend a semester at Heriot-Watt University’s campus in the town of Galashiels, a gateway to the exciting world of the Scottish textiles industry. Participating students will have the chance to complete courses in areas including fashion communication, visual merchandising, marketing, and fashion merchandising, with a particular focus on luxury, textiles, and heritage brands.

London College of Fashion
Students spend a three-month term at the London College of Fashion (LCF) in London, England. Participants may study in the areas of Fashion Management, Buying and Merchandising, Marketing, or Visual Merchandising and Branding. At LCF, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (September through November) or the spring (January through March). 

PSB Paris School of Business
Students spend a semester at the Paris School of Business (PSB) in Paris, France, taking business, management, marketing, or elective courses. At PSB, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (September through December) or spring (January through May

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Students spend a semester at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne, Australia or Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, taking business, fashion, or elective courses. At RMIT, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the fall (July through November) or spring (March through June). Participants may study in Melbourne during either semester but may only study in Ho Chi Minh City during the spring semester.

Shih Chien University
Students spend a semester at Shih Chien University (SCU) in Taipei, Taiwan. Participating students may study from courses in the International Business Program. At SCU, students complete one semester’s worth of courses either in the areas of fashion, business, and the liberal arts during the fall (September through January) or spring (February through June).

University for the Creative Arts
Students spend a semester at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Epsom, England. Participating students may study a semester’s worth of courses in the area of Fashion Merchandising and Management or Fashion Journalism in fall (September through January) or Fashion Promotion and Imaging in spring (February through May).

University of New York in Prague
Students spend a semester at the University of New York in Prague (UNYP), the charming and exciting capital of the Czech Republic. Participating students will have the chance to complete a semester’s worth of courses in areas including international business, communications and media, and marketing during the fall (August through December) or spring (January through May).

University CEU San Pablo Spain
Students spend a semester at the University of CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain. Participating students have the chance to complete a semester’s worth of courses in the areas of business, economics, humanities and communications during the fall (September to December) and spring (January to May).

University of Westminster
Students spend a semester at the University of Westminster in Harrow, England. Participating students have the chance to complete a semester’s worth of courses in the area of fashion only during the spring (January to May).