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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 to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadline.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • FALL 2017 APPLICATION DUE: OCTOBER 7, 2016
  • SPRING 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 24, 2017

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Fall 2017 Semester: Mid-September — mid-January

Spring 2018 Semester: Early February — mid-May

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

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

APPLICATION

The LIM College study abroad application is due October 7, 2016 for the Fall 2017 semester and March 24, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

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.**

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Housing on campus is not available to exchange students. UCA has a variety of resources to find reliable off campus housing that will be provided to LIM College Students upon acceptance into the program. More information can be found here: http://uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/accommodation/private-accommodation/.

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 overseas by their current health insurance provider or they must purchase supplemental study abroad health insurance. This must include medical coverage as well as evacuation and repatriation expenses. 

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.

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  
  • Food: £300 per month 
  • Public Transportation: £120 per month  
  • Excursions: varies 
  • Books & Supplies: £250

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 month prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one month after completion of studies.

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 to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadline.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • FALL 2017 APPLICATION DUE: OCTOBER 7, 2016
  • SPRING 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 24, 2017

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Fall 2017 Semester: Late September — early December

Spring 2018 Semester: Early January — late March

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

London, England

http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/ 

APPLICATION

The LIM College study abroad application is due October 7, 2016 for the Fall 2017 semester and March 24, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

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 have the opportunity to take an online class at LIM while they are abroad should they desire. Students must meet with their academic advisor to ensure their courses will fit into their graduation plan.

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. Dates and location will be provided upon acceptance to the program. Students must arrange their travel so they can attend the orientation.

ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL

Housing on campus is currently not available to exchange students. 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.

Students are responsible for airfare to and from London.

HEALTH INSURANCE

All students must submit proof that they are covered overseas by their current health insurance provider to the Study Abroad Office. If they are not currently covered overseas, they will need to purchase additional insurance.

PROGRAM COSTS

Students pay LIM College the regular semester tuition and fees. This does not cover airfare, housing, books, meals or personal expenses, such as shopping. You may incur the following additional approximated costs (in British pounds): 

  • Round-trip transportation to and from London: $900
  • Student Visa: £310
  • Food: £200 GBP per month 
  • Public Transportation: £120 per month  
  • Excursions: varies 
  • Books & Supplies: £250

STUDENT VISA

Students are required to have a Student Visitor Visa to study for the semester. Students must have a valid passport that expires no sooner than six months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa. Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from the London College of Fashion to present to immigration authorities. Students must apply for their visa prior to leaving the United States. For further visa information, please see the UAL-London College of Fashion’s website. Student visas are normally issued for one month prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one month after completion of studies.

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 to participate.
  • Students must apply by the deadline.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • SPRING 2018 APPLICATION DUE: MARCH 24, 2017

APPLICATION

WHEN & WHERE

Suggested Arrival Date: One week before classes begin

Spring 2018 Semester: Early January 2018—May 2018

Examination Period: May 2018 

 

Harrow, England (Outside of London. This is the campus where the Media Arts & Design Department is located.)

www.westminster.ac.uk

APPLICATION

The LIM College study abroad application is due October 7, 2016 for the Fall 2017 semester and March 24, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester.

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.

COURSES

Once admitted into the program, students are sent more information regarding courses that are offered during their semester abroad. Students are required to submit the LIM College Course Proposal Form to have courses evaluated prior to attending the University of Westminster. Students will register for the equivalent of 12 credit hours at Westminster. 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 into their graduation plan.

The University aims to register students in advance for the classes listed on their application form. Final registration happens during Orientation Week.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 Westminster, a student apartment company, a landlord, etc. depending on where the student chooses to live. 

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 that they are covered overseas by their current health insurance provider to the Study Abroad Office or they must purchase supplemental study abroad health insurance. Health insurance is not the same as travel insurance.

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 London and the United States.

Additional costs to consider (in British pounds, unless otherwise indicated):

  • Round-trip transportation to & from London: $900  
  • Student Visa: £310  
  • Housing: £200 per week  
  • Books: £60 per month
  • Food: £200 per month
  • Entertainment: £300 per month  
  • Transportation: £120 per month

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 six months past the end of the exchange experience to apply for the visa.

Accepted students will be sent a letter of invitation from the University of Westminster to present to the immigration authorities. For further visa information, please see: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/?a=113996.

Student visas are normally issued for one month prior to commencement of the semester and will be valid up to one month after completion of studies.