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Mod'Spe: L'Institut Superieur Specialise de la Mode

Host Profile
Paris is well known as one of the most intellectual and intriguing cities in the world. The city maintains its status as the premier city in France and a leader in politics, art and fashion; every section of the city has its own unique charm and makes Paris a city like no other. For the history lover, the tour should begin in the heart of old Paris, the Ile de la Cite, which lies in the middle of the Seine River. Here one can explore the Cathedrale de Notre-Dame de Paris, the Palais de Justice and a hidden jewel, Sainte Chapelle.

Fashion has been an important industry and cultural export of France since the seventeenth century, and modern "haute couture" originated in Paris in the 1860s. Today, Paris is considered one of the world's fashion capitals, and the city is home of many of the premier fashion houses, including Balenciaga, Chanel, Chloe, Dior and many more.

Mod’Spe:L'Institut Superieur Specialise de la Mode is well-regarded around the world for offering superior instruction and learning opportunities to prepare students to become highly qualified fashion marketers.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 credits or more at 300 level French
  • 3rd year TMD Majors only
  • Prerequisite TMD 222
  • 1 letter of reference from Professor Karen De Bruin of the URI Languages Department


Program Dates and Deadlines


Semester Duration Application Deadline
Fall semester October to December March 15
Spring semester January to May October 1


Program Costs*


URI In-state Tuition and Fees $6,329
Room and Board Variable
Additional Fees (Admin Fee, OCS Fee) $833
Health Insurance** $1,181
Emergency Evacuation Insurance $33
Total estimated Cost of Attendance $8,376 + Room/Board


NOTE: Additional costs include airfare, ground transportation, visa, books and

personal expenses.

* Fees are subject to change.

**May be waived with proof of insurance and completion of waiver.

 Room and Board

  • On-campus dorms or privately owned off-campus apartments

Courses Available in French

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Related Business Courses

Program Duration: Academic Year Study Only


More Information

For more information on this exchange program or to obtain an application, please first complete the online General Information Session and then contact the Office of International Education to schedule an advising appointment at: 401-874-5546.