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FIT in Florence | Fashion Design

Program Description

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. 


1-Dec: Academic Year/Fall/Spring


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of one semester of Italian
  • Be qualified to obtain a study visa for Italy
  • Eligible students must obtain academic advisement and approval from their department Chairperson/Advisor and/or Dean of Liberal Arts.

Course Information

Fashion Design in Florence Curriculum

Budget Information

FIT in Florence Financial Budget Sheet
Academic Calendar

Fall 2015

August 23 - Arrival
August 24 - Mandatory Orientation (week)
August 31 - 1st day of fall classes
Dec 17 - Last day of fall semester

Spring 2016

Jan 10 - Arrival
Jan 11 - Mandatory orientation ( week)
Jan 18 - 1st day of spring classes
May 11 - Last day of spring semester


Arrangements are made for students to stay for one week at the Youth Hostel Firenze 2000. During this time, students will receive orientation, apply for the Permesso di Soggiorno (Permission of Stay), look for permanent housing and choose their roommates.

Temporary Accommodation will be reserved through OIP at the Youth Hostel Firenze.
Youth Hostel Firenze 2000
Viale Raffaello Sanzio, 16
Firenze 50124 Italia


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