Paris, France, has long been considered the Capital of Fashion. The city invented haute couture and is home to the headquarters of some of the biggest and most recognizable designers, including Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Céline, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Chloe, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Hermès.
This spring, Kogod Students will have the unique opportunity to explore the industries of fashion and luxury goods in Paris by enrolling in KSB 296: Paris Fashion and Luxury Goods. Working with a Parisian Partner School, students will have the opportunity to conduct sight visits to Fashion houses, museums, and companies in Fashion and Luxury goods, and will have guest lectures from faculty on the Fashion Industry.
Students will participate in a half semester long pre-departure class, followed by one week of travel to Paris over spring break. The class will meet on Wednesday evenings at 8:10 pm on the following dates: February 3, 10, 17 and 24.
Students will be responsible for booking their own round trip international flights to and from Paris. Students should arrive in Paris on Sunday, March 6 and the program will begin on Sunday evening with a group dinner. The program will formally conclude on Sunday March 13th, and students will return to DC on the same day. More information on booking flights will be sent to students upon registration.
Itinerary and Housing
Student should arrive in Paris on Sunday, March 6 (this means they should depart the US on Saturday, March 5). Students will check in to the program hotel on Sunday, March 6th and the program will begin with a group dinner in the evening.
Students will remain in the same program hotel for the remainder of the week, and all excursions in and around Paris will be based from the group hotel. Daily breakfast is included in the program fee, as is an opening and closing dinner. Additional meals will be at the students own expense.
Credit Hours and Eligibility
This program is a 2-credit spring course (KSB 296-001) and standard AU tuition applies. A 3-credit section of the course is also available KSB 296-002).
Students are responsible for the following costs of the program:
Tuition: Costs for tuition are based on the number of credits, calculated per the tuition and fee schedule posted on the Student Accounts website.
Program Fee: The $2,400 program fee includes double occupancy room, ground transportation as part of the program, company site visits, and meals and cultural activities as outlined on the program itinerary. Due to possible exchange rate fluctuations, the final program cost may need to be adjusted and will be confirmed 30–60 days in advance of departure. This program fee is billed to your Student Account, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit which is paid to AU through the Kogod Office of Global Learning Programs.
Travel: Students are responsible for the reservation and payment of air travel to and from Paris, France.
Passport & Visa: All students must have a valid passport in order to participate in this program. Passports must be valid at least until September 14, 2016. If your current passport is expired or is due to expire prior to September 14, 2016, you must obtain a new passport. US and European Citizens will not need to obtain a visa ahead of time, but non-US Citizens may. Please contact Global Learning for more information on visas if this pertains to you.
Incidentals: Expenses for shopping and personal activities, meals, and local transportation not included in the program itinerary are the student's responsibility.
Financial Aid: Students planning to use financial aid should consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine coverage and eligibility.
The deadline to register for this program is January 25. Registration for this course is limited, and is first come, first served. The course may fill before the registration deadline. To reserve your spot, please complete the registration process (steps 1-5 below):
Photocopy the photo/biographical information page of your passport.
Deliver items 2, 3, and 4 (along with a $300 non-refundable deposit) to the Kogod Office of Global Learning mailbox in KSB 106.
Once your deposit and paperwork have been received, you will be registered for either KSB 296-001 (2 credits) or KSB 296-002 (3 credits) based on your online registration form. You will not register yourself. Once registered, your student account will be charged for the balance of the program fee.