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Fashion in Paris (2023)

School of Fashion students can enroll in the spring  Fashion in Paris course, which is offered every other year. This course brings together designers, communications, and merchandising students in an international setting for hands-on exposure to the ever-changing global fashion industry.

The preparation portion of this 3-credit course focuses on French culture and the French/European fashion industry, setting the stage for an intensive study abroad experience that includes two weeks of travel to Paris, France in June. 

The course in France is part lecture and part field practice.  Lasell faculty will be joined by professionals from the French fashion industry associated with the Paris American Academy who will lead discussions on a variety of topics. Students engage in hands-on workshops, work backstage at shows during Men's Fashion Week, and take classes with industry experts. Cultural immersion also includes a community service project that purposefully engages students in reflecting on the evolving social conscientiousness in the global fashion market place.

Application Steps

  1. Attend an Informational meetings in September and early October.
  2. Submit the Faculty-led Program Application by 4:00 p.m. on October 19th
  3. Decisions will be made by October 31st.
  4. Deposits ($300) is due by December 5th.

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

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. You'll be immersed in the sustainability traditions of Italy, Tuscany. 

This is a full spring program with a travel component to the Tuscan region of Italy from about mid-May to early June 2024.


In this hybrid course, you'll 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.

You'll also take part 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.

Students also complete 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.

Application Steps

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

Global Engagement through Sport, Health and Fitness

Global Engagement through Sport, Health and Fitness, gives students, as citizens of the world, insighgt into the impact of sport, health, and fitness in a global community.

You'll learn history of Northern Ireland prior to taking part in an international immersive cultural experience.

Students enrolled in this 3-credit course travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland during Thanksgiving break for experiential learning at the Friendship Four Hockey Tournament, in collaboration with the Belfast Giants professional hockey team and Ulster University.

Application Steps

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. 

  • Register for the course during spring course registration.

  • Currently students do not need to complete the Faculty-led Program Application . 

If you have questions about this program, please contact