The FIT International Fashion Design Program is a study abroad opportunity for American and international students who want to study fashion design in both the U.S. and Italy. Students study one year in New York City and one year in Florence, absorbing the distinctive cultural perspective of each city while preparing for a career without global boundaries. International Fashion Design students can begin their program in either Italy or the US.
Students who complete the two-year program will be eligible to receive the Associate in Applied Science degree from FIT. Because of the international dimension, the two-year program requires the student to reside in New York City for one year, studying at FIT, and for one year in Florence, studying in English at Polimoda. Students can study in Florence in either the first or second year of the program. Students also have the opportunity to study for the 4th semester only.