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Fashion in Paris (2023)


Students within the School of Fashion have the opportunity to enroll in a spring course titled, Fashion in Paris, which is offered every other year. This course will merge designers, communications, and merchandising students in an international setting to offer exposure to and research of the ever-changing global fashion industry. The preparation portion of this 3-credit course during the spring semester will focus on French culture and the French/European fashion industry, setting the stage for an intensive study abroad experience, which will consist of two weeks of travel to Paris, France in June.  The course structure in France will be a combination of lecture and field practice.  In addition to Lasell faculty, professionals from the French fashion industry associated with the Paris American Academy will be leading discussions on a variety of topics. Students will engage in hands-on workshops, work backstage at shows during Men's Fashion Week, and take classes with industry experts. Cultural immersion in the Paris fashion industry will include a community service project that purposefully engages students in reflecting on the evolving social conscientiousness in the global fashion market place.

Students interested in applying for the Spring Fashion in Paris course are encouraged to review the information below:

  1. Informational meetings will be held in September and early October.
  2. Interested students must submit the Faculty-led Program Application prior to the application deadline of October 19th by 4pm
  3. Decisions will be made by October 31st.
  4. Deposits ($300) will be due by December 5th.

If you have questions about the Fashion in Paris program, please contact: lblake@lasell.edu

Italy: Cultural & Sustainable Impact of What We Wear (2024)

Open to ALL Lasell students who have curiosity, drive, and hope to change the impact clothing is making on our world. For Lasell, this takes the form of being immersed in the sustainability traditions of Italy, Tuscany, to be precise.  This is a full spring program with a travel component to the Tuscan region of Italy from about mid-May to early June 2024.

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This course will begin in a hybrid format of every other week in-person and online course material. We will uncover design methods for creating (this connects to all disciplines- we all design, every day), the history of traditional Italian practices of resourcing materials, and the environment of Tuscany.

Students will engage in hands-on workshops, tour studios of elite Italian Fashion Designers and local craftspeople, and develop a sense of how history made the Tuscan region the powerhouse of recycling clothing.

We will support a community service project that reflects the expanding and global social conscientiousness of fashion's environmental impact.

This course is for all levels of learning about sustainability in clothing, footwear, and accessories, from the highest level of research to someone who truly wants to learn more about Italy, sustainability, and fashion.

All course applications will be reviewed by the faculty lead; there is a limited amount of availability.

Interested students must submit the Faculty-led Program Application prior to the application deadline of November 3rd. 

If you have questions about the Cultural & Sustainable Impact of What We Wear program, please contact KGrevers@lasell.edu.  

Global Engagement through Sport, Health and Fitness


The exciting new course titled, Global Engagement through Sport, Health and Fitness, offers students, as citizens of the world, to understand the impact of sport, health, and fitness in a global community. Designed to immerse students in a problem-based learning environment, the course centers around interdisciplinary collaborations. Students gain an understanding of the history of Northern Ireland prior to culminating in the application of discipline-specific content and skills through an international immersive cultural experience. Students enrolled in this 3-credit course travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland during Thanksgiving break to engage in experiential learning at the Friendship Four Hockey Tournament, in collaboration with the Belfast Giants professional hockey team and Ulster University.

Students of all majors and class years are encouraged to apply to this course. Preference will be given to students with a strong interest in sports, coaching, health and fitness. 

Students interested in applying for the Global Engagement through Sport, Health and Fitness course in the fall should register for the course during spring course registration.  Currently students do not need to complete the Faculty-led Program Application Application. 

If you have questions about the Global Engagement through Sport, Health and Fitness program, please contact chaverty@lasell.edu