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GERMANY STUDY TOUR

Summer 2019: May 25 - June 4

SAMPLE ITINERARY

The Summer 2019 German Study Tour includes travel to Berlin, Dresden and Potsdam. In Berlin, students will engage in academics at the Akademie Mode und Design (AMD) and visit iconic city sites. Students will attend daily lectures by fashion leaders and visit new and innovative fashion-related industries. The Study Tour will also visit textile and design museum collections and learn retail and merchandising practices from department stores. Time will be spent discussing trends, design, merchandising and other aspects of the retail industry. A day will be spent in both Dresden and Potsdam where students will learn about German fashion and culture in two smaller, but important cities. 

ELIGIBILITY

Fashion students of any level who are in good academic standing can apply. Participants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 upon commitment to the program.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students must fill out the online pre-approval application form (open from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15). Applicants will receive acknowledgment via email indicating acceptance. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

COURSE OFFERING

Summer 2019 Germany Study Tour is a 3-credit FDM elective for both merchandising and design students. Coursework will be completed in Kent May 23 - 25 prior to departure. Students will then be in Germany from May 25 - June 4. 

PROGRAM COSTS AND FEES 

$3,000 program fee (please down the German Study Tour program guide for a breakdown of what this fee covers).

Download the Germany Study Tour Program Flyer


LOS ANGELES STUDY TOUR

Summer 2019: May 20 - June 7

THE PROGRAM

The first part of the course will involve preparing for the L.A. field trip. This section will include lectures by the instructor and preliminary research by students on the L.A. fashion industry. The next section, on location in L.A., will include tours of fashion houses and meetings with fashion industry professionals. These visits will provide a comprehensive look at the fashion design and production process from initial concept to final product. Visiting a denim company that does all of its design and production on site, for example, will help students understand the variety of professions and responsibilities involved in the highly collaborative fashion industry. 

ELIGIBILITY

The 2019 L.A. Study Tour is open to all fashion students of any level who are in good academic standing. Participants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 upon commitment to the program. 

PROGRAM COSTS AND FEES

  • $893.46 program fee (includes hotel in Santa Monica, shuttle/professional driver, program costs and museum admissions)
  • Additional costs not covered by the fee include tuition, airfare, food, taxi to/from airport to hotel.
  • Tuition is additional. Tuition rates are determined by a students in-state or out-of-state tuition status. Please refer to the KSU Bursar's webpage for the tuition and fees schedule. 

COURSE OFFERINGS

The L.A. Study Tour is a 3-credit FDM elective for merchandising and design students. The duration of the course is three weeks, consisting of two weeks on the Kent campus followed by one week in L.A.

  • May 20 - May 31: Coursework at Kent State
  • June 3 - June 7: On location in Los Angeles

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Students must complete the online pre-approval form, available Sept. 15 to October 15. After submitting the application, students will receive an email acknowledgment indicating acceptance. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis

Download the Los Angeles Study Tour Program Flyer