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International Study

The fashion industry is operating in an increasingly global environment, and the TMD department is leading the way in providing its students with a wide range of opportunities for international experiences that will better prepare them for the world that awaits them when they graduate.

  1. A double major in TMD and a "fashion" language. This opportunity has been developed for both French and Italian. Students follow the two curricula and with careful planning can complete both degrees in four years. A semester abroad is recommended, and internships in those countries are being developed. You can visit the French and Italian "language" part of the curriculum.

  2. Summer study at the Universite de la Mode in Lyon, France. Each day the students listen to lectures, visit museums, or go on field trips. Lyon is home to a still vibrant silk industry, a major textile museum, shoe and hat museums, and art museums. It is also near the Beaujolais wine country.

  3. Study Abroad. Many TMD students do this for a semester.  Popular choices are London (e.g AIU or Central St Martins), Florence (Richmond, Accademia Italiana, Lorenzo di Medici). Paris, Barcelona and Australia are also popular.  Many other study abroad experiences exist and can be found through the Study Abroad Office at URI.

  4. The winter fashion study tour of London and Paris takes place each year in early January, and is led by a member of the faculty. You can see Leanne Pieczonka's journal of the '12 tour led by Linda Welters here