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FASHION AND BUSINESS IN LONDON

Whether you’re focused on merchandising management, arts and design, or fashion marketing, there’s a study abroad program in London for you. Choose between a short-term summer program in London and exchanges at the University for the Creative Arts – Epsom, the London College of Fashion, or the University of Westminster.

Live, Learn, London!: British Fashion and Culture

Explore the business of fashion and the cultural richness of London through a short-term study abroad experience over the summer in conjunction with the University of Westminster.

REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must have at least second-semester Freshman status at the time of the program.
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadline.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Summer 2017 application deadline: Monday, November 28, 2016

WHEN & WHERE

Tentative dates for Summer 2017: June 23, 2017 - July 7, 2017

University of Westminster, England
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/

APPLICATION

The LIM College summer study abroad application is due November 28, 2016 for the Summer 2017 term.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within three months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis). Students must also submit an initial $375 deposit to Student Financial Services by the application deadline as well. Students who are not accepted to the program will be refunded their deposit.

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for. 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The program consists of a two-week long course at the University of Westminster and taught by an LIM College faculty member. There will be an online component prior to departure and classes in London are Monday-Thursday for two weeks. There are no classes on the weekends. The days are dedicated to lectures and research on British fashion industry, past and present, and its impact on the business today. The program also explores the culture of London through tours and visits to unique markets, art exhibits, and other cultural sights. Students receive three elective credits.

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Students stay at Westminster residence halls for the duration of the program and study at Westminster's Harrow Campus, an easy 30-minute ride away from central London. The program cost includes round-trip airfare to and from England with the group.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students must submit proof that they are covered overseas by their current health insurance provider to the Office of Study Abroad. If they are not currently covered they will be required to purchase supplemental insurance to cover their time abroad.

PROGRAM COSTS

Summer 2017 approximate cost is $3900 per student. This covers round-trip airfare from NYC to London, transportation to and from the London airport, housing for the duration of the program, entrance to cultural visits as part of the program, and tuition. Please see the application form for the program fee payment deadlines for this program. Participants may also incur the following approximate costs:

  • Food: $750
  • Public Transportation: $100  
  • Travel & Entrance fees (outside of school sponsored trips): varies
  • Books & Supplies: $25  
  • Shopping & Souvenirs: varies  
  • Transportation to & from NYC airport: varies

STUDENT VISA

Students are required to have a valid passport that expires no sooner than six months past the end of the trip. Visas are not required for American citizens. International students should contact the Study Abroad Coordinator to determine if a visa is required.

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation, as well as individual meetings with the program leaders. Dates, times and locations are made available upon acceptance into the program.

UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS – EPSOM

UCA’s Epsom campus offers programs in Fashion Marketing & Management as well as Fashion Promotion & Imaging. Students studying in Epsom will have the chance to experience English life in a picturesque town while being within thirty minutes of central London.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”

IMPORTANT DATES

  • FALL 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 1, 2018
  • SPRING 2019 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Epsom, England (about 30 minutes by train from the center of London)

Partner school website: http://www.uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/locations/epsom/

Semester dates:

  • Fall Semester: Mid-September — mid-January
  • Spring Semester: Late January — mid-May

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

APPLICATION

Students must submit their completed study abroad application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within 3 months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for. 

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Students must also attend the UCA Orientation; students are required to arrange travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held one to two weeks prior to the start of each corresponding semester.

COURSES

Once admitted into the program, students will be sent more information regarding courses that they will take during their semester abroad. Note that students will not be able to select from a list of courses, but will rather be enrolled in predetermined courses from within a given program. The programs are as follows:

  • Fall semester students: Fashion Marketing and Management program
  • Spring semester students: Fashion Promotion and Imaging program

Questions about the specific courses taken under each program should be directed to the Study Abroad Coordinator. Students will register for 12 LIM credit hours (equivalent to 60 UCA credits) per term and also have the option to complete an online course at LIM while they are abroad if they desire.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Exchange students may apply for housing on campus although availability is not guaranteed. UCA has a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing that the UCA Accommodation Team will provide to LIM College students upon acceptance into the program. More information can be found here: http://uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/accommodation/. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be the host university, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Students registered for courses in the UK for a course of study of six months or more are entitled to primary medical care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). If you are on a course of less than six months’ duration, you are not entitled to primary medical care. However, any overseas visitor is entitled to emergency or immediately required treatment. The NHS charges for medicines, eye glasses and eye care, and dental treatment. In addition, the NHS does not cover repatriation to your home country.

All students must submit proof to the Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in pounds unless otherwise noted):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Epsom: $1000
  • Student Visa: £310
  • Housing: £350-£500 per month 
  • Food: £200 per month
  • Public Transportation: £120 per month 
  • International Health Insurance: $250
  • Books & Supplies: £250
  • Excursions: varies

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

STUDENT VISA

Students will be required to have a visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from UCA to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see:  https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one week after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION

Specializing in arts and design, LCF is centered on the development of ideas. LIM College Juniors study for a Fall or Spring semester at the London College of Fashion to gain forward-thinking business and management knowledge through a rigorous and academically challenging program.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Required minimum GPA is 3.0; students are suggested to have a GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”

IMPORTANT DATES

  • FALL 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 1, 2018
  • SPRING 2019 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

London, England

Partner school website: http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/ 

Term dates:

  • Fall term: Late September — early December
  • Spring term: Early January — late March

Note that LCF’s terms are only three months long.

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

APPLICATION

Students must submit their completed study abroad application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within 3 months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for. 

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time, and location will be made available after acceptance into the program. It is compulsory for all students to attend the Induction (Orientation) Day at LCF; students are required to arrange their travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held just prior to the start of each corresponding term.

COURSES

Once admitted into the program, students are sent more information regarding courses that will be offered during their semester abroad. Courses are set by LCF depending on the term. Students should expect to earn a combination of Liberal Arts and elective credits. Students are required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending LCF. Students must register for 2 Modules of 20 UAL/LCF Credits each which equal 12 U.S. credit hours per term and also have the option to complete an online course at LIM while they are abroad if they desire.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Housing on campus is open to exchange students, but availability is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed. LCF has a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing that is provided to LIM College Students upon acceptance into the program or shortly after; the LIM College Study Abroad Coordinator will also assist accepted students with finding accommodation. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be the host university, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Students registered for courses in the UK for a course of study of six months or more are entitled to primary medical care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). If you are on a course of less than six months’ duration, you are not entitled to primary medical care. However, any overseas visitor is entitled to emergency or immediately required treatment. The NHS charges for medicines, eye glasses and eye care, and dental treatment. In addition, the NHS does not cover repatriation to your home country.

All students must submit proof to the Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in pounds unless otherwise noted):

  • Round-trip transportation to and from the UK: $1000
  • Student Visa: £310
  • Housing: £740 per month 
  • Food: £200 per month
  • Public Transportation: £120 per month 
  • Books & Supplies: £250
  • International Health Insurance: $250
  • Excursions: varies

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

STUDENT VISA

Students will be required to have a visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from LCF to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see:  https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one week after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.

University of Westminster

Six junior students spend a Spring semester completing coursework in the Fashion Merchandising Management program at the University of Westminster.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Students must be in at least their third year of college-level study at time of the program.
  • Suggested minimum GPA is 3.0.
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing at LIM College to participate. Students must also have full-time standing at the time of their application and through the end of the exchange program in order to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadlines listed below under “Important Dates.”

IMPORTANT DATES

  • SPRING 2019 APPLICATION DUE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Harrow, England (About 30 minutes by train outside of central London. This is the campus where the Media Arts & Design Department is located.)

Partner school website: www.westminster.ac.uk

Semester dates:

  • Spring: Early January 2018—May 2018; final exam period is in May

Accepted students will participate in a mandatory orientation at their host school prior to the start of the semester. The dates and times of the orientation will be provided to accepted students.

APPLICATION

Students must submit their completed study abroad application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

Applicants should submit the LIM College study abroad application by email to the Study Abroad Coordinator, along with their personal statement (instructions included in Application document), a copy of the photo page of their passport (if the student does not yet have a passport and therefore cannot include this piece, their application will not be penalized; however, they will be required to get a passport within 3 months of acceptance to the program), and a copy of their unofficial transcript (which can obtained from Sonis).

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when the Office of Study Abroad selects candidates to participate in LIM College’s study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • Interview with Study Abroad Coordinator: Students should be prepared to speak about why they are a good candidate for the program to which they are applying.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for. 

Students who are accepted into the program by LIM’s Office of Study Abroad will be required to submit their personal and academic information to their host school. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.

ORIENTATION

All students are required to attend the LIM College Pre-Departure Orientation. Date, time and location are made available after acceptance into the program. Students must also attend Induction (Orientation) at Westminster; students are required to arrange travel so they can do so. Orientation is typically held just prior to the start of each corresponding semester.

COURSES

Once admitted into the program, students are sent more information regarding courses that will be offered during their semester abroad. Students should expect to earn a combination of Fashion Merchandising and elective credits. Students are required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending Westminster. Students will register for the equivalent of 12 credit hours at Westminster and also have the option to complete an online course at LIM while they are abroad if they desire. All study abroad participants must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours (or the equivalent) per term, including both courses abroad and online courses taken at LIM.

**Students must meet with their academic advisor prior to departure to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.**

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Limited student housing on campus in Westminster halls, as availability allows. On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Student Housing option information available at: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/student-accommodation/private-rented-accomodation. Students will apply for housing once accepted into the program. All housing costs are paid directly to the housing provider, which may be the host university, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live.

Students are responsible for booking and purchasing their own airfare.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Students registered for courses in the UK for a course of study of six months or more are entitled to primary medical care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). If you are on a course for less than six months, you are not entitled to primary medical care. However, any overseas visitor is entitled to emergency or immediately required treatment. The NHS charges for medicines, eyeglasses and eye care, and dental treatment. In addition, the NHS does not cover repatriation to your home country.

All students must submit proof to the LIM Study Abroad Office that they are covered by overseas health insurance for the duration of their program abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students pay LIM College tuition to LIM College for the semester abroad. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals, or personal expenses, such as shopping. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the UK and the United States. Additional costs to consider (all amounts are approximations and in pounds unless otherwise noted): 

  • Round-trip transportation to and from the UK: $900
  • Student Visa: £335
  • Housing: £800 per month
  • Food: £160 per month
  • Transportation: £120 per month
  • Books & Supplies: £250
  • International Health Insurance: $250
  • Entertainment: £300 per month

Students who receive financial aid can typically apply this aid to a semester abroad. All students who receive aid will be required to meet with a Financial Services Counselor prior to departure to discuss the status of their aid and to complete any additional requirements of the Student Financial Services department.

STUDENT VISA

Students will be required to have a "Short Term Study Visa" to study in the UK for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than 6 months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa and should be prepared to show that they have access to sufficient funds to cover their costs for the semester as part of the visa application process. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from Westminster to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see:  https://www.westminster.ac.uk/international/visas-and-advice/visas/short-term-study-visa. Student visas are normally issued for one week prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one week after completion of studies. Students are encouraged not to make any travel plans until their visa has been issued and they know the exact dates of its validity.