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**There are 8 AIU scholarships available for UW-Stout students studying with AIU during the 3013 calendar year. A maximum of $500 can be awarded for 5-week sessions in London, and up to $1000 can be awarded for the 10 week sessions. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and enroll in at least 2 classes in order to qualify. Applicants must submit a longer Statement of Student Purpose of 1.5-2 pages, ellaborating on their reasoning and intentions for their study abroad experience.
Paris is one of the fashion capitals of the world and one of the most glamorous cities in Europe. For students who are serious about a career in the fashion industry, a trip to Paris is a must. Long considered a center for innovation, creativity, glamor and "haute couture", Paris is a place where you can become immersed in the great fashions of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Imagine the thrill of studying in a city where the streets are lined with a "Who's Who" list of couture houses, designer shops and boutiques, fashion institutes and fashion trendsetters.In addition to the courses work you will have access to a full program of cultural activities that are designed to provide an appreciation of the cultural heritage of the French capital. Sights that have made the city famous - the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, l'Arc de Triomphe - are visited along with the Latin Quarter and Montmartre sections of Paris renowned for the creative inspiration they have provided to artists, writers and philosophers.
London and Paris Option
Students now have the opportunity to study in two of the world's fashion capitals - London and Paris! Students will spend two and half weeks in London and two and a half weeks in Paris studying Fashion Trends and Fashion Styling (see course details below)
This program will take students to two great centers for art, architecture and interior design. Each city has left a profound and provocative impression on the history and culture of Europe and continue to inspire the creators of our modern world. Students will spend two and a half weeks in London and two and a half weeks in Florence.
Just imagine the creative inspiration you could get when you browse the windows along the "Golden Triangle" where some of the world's top haute couture designers, Chanel, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, showcase their talent. Or, take a stroll along Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, one of the most elegant shopping districts in Paris, where the boutiques of Pierre Cardin, Versace, Gucci and other designers on the cutting-edge of fashion can be found. Through AIU, you can see for yourself why Paris and fashion have become synonymous with each other.
Boasting a historic tradition of art and literature, a bustling commercial center, and a diverse population, London offers something for everyone. The campus of AIU London is centrally located between Hyde and Regents parks and near some of London's finest museums, galleries, palaces, churches and theaters.
AcademicsLondon & Paris
Students will choose from Fashion Styling and Trend Forecasting or Fashion Journalism and Fashion Photography.
FASH 309 Styling for Fashion
This is an introductory survey course exploring the skills required for this growing specialty in the fashion industry. The stylist creates the visual fashion story whether for art, photography, video, window display, advertising, promotions or fashion shows. Guest speakers and styling projects are included.
FASH 301 Fashion Trends
Students will examine how to identify, track and analyze trends in the areas of business, society and fashion with respect to merchandise assortment planning.
FASH 322 Journalism for Fashion (Paris Only)
The purpose of this course is to expose students to fashion journalism and its impact on the fashion industry. Topics include extensive fashion vocabulary, review of different types of reports, press release kits and advertising.
Florence & London
Students will take the following two classes:
IDIA 295A: The Architecture and Design of Florence
Students will study key developments of the Italian Renaissance by examining its architecture, including interiors and furnishings, as well as the art and design of the period. Classes will research and visit a range of architectural exemplars from the delicacy of San Minato al Monte to the magnificence of the Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore. Day trips to Siena and surrounding country villas are also part of the course content, highlighting the broader cultural context of the Renaissance as well as the beauty of the surrounding Tuscan landscape.
IDIA 295B: The Architecture and Design of London
Students will look at the development of the city through the evolution of its architecture and interiors from the Renaissance to the present day. The class will visit a range of buildings and locations from the baroque splendour of St. Paul's Cathedral to the sleek modernity of the new Olympic Park (London, of course, being host to the games in July 2012). Such visits complement classroom understanding of the functions of buildings and their related architecture and design. Day trips to English towns such as Brighton and Bath also offer opportunity to contrast the metropolitan style with more vernacular forms, whilst absorbing picturesque views of the English countryside.
Students will be housed in ACCENT housing, a San Francisco-based housing company. The housing is located in the Bastille district which is said to be where Paris' young and trendy in-crowd hang out, so there is never a lack of places to check out at night. A Metro stop, RER station, grocery stores, open-air markets, restaurants and bars are all within walking distance.
Students will be housed in a one-room efficiency apartment. Each room has a desk for each person along with a dining table. You will have a fully-functioning kitchen, complete with a range, oven, microwave, refrigerator and cookware. Laundry facilities are located on the first floor. Accommodations are very clean, modern and comfortable.
London and Paris
In London, students will be housed in standard AIU accommodations. Each student will have a single bedroom in a four bedroom flat and will have shared kitchen facilities. Students are provided linens and towels. Meals will be the responsibility of the students; all kitchens come fully equipped.
In Paris, students will be housed in the ACCENT accommodations as described above.
Florence & London
Information soon to come.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in England and France. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.Visa: Students will not need to have a visa to study in England, France or Italy.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from France. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in France before or after the program.