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Fashion in Paris

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.

To learn more about the Fashion in Paris program, we encourage you to read the student blogs from the 2018 program.

Students interested in applying for the Spring 2020 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 November 7, 2019
  3. Decisions will be made by November 27, 2019.
  4. Deposits will be due by December 5, 2019.

If you have questions about the Fashion in Paris program, please contact

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