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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 01/19/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/10/2018 03/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Human Sciences Department/School: Consumer and Design Sciences
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Ann Beth Presley, preslab@auburn.edu
Majors: Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production Management Majors, Other Majors upon approval Student Level: G-Graduate, JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates) Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:
 

Human Sciences -
 
London Fashion Study Tour


 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The College of Human Sciences London Fashion Tour provides students with opportunities to experience a unique cultural view of the European fashion industry. London, a global fashion capital, is full of the history of both the textile and apparel industries. This alternative Spring Break study abroad opportunity combines classroom knowledge with field experiences, and is a perfect option for students who are looking for a less expensive and shorter study abroad program. In 2012, London was named the Top Global Fashion Capital. London is consistently in the Top 3 Global Fashion Capitals. Students will also make cultural and historical site visits (e.g. Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Hampton Court, St, Paul's Cathedral, Kensington Palace, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, cruise on the Thames, and performance(s) at the Royal Albert Hall.)

Students will have the unique opportunity to visit behind the scenes in the Victoria and Albert museum with a private guided tour. In addition, the United Kingdom is the home of the Industrial Revolution which was led by the textile industry. The program will permit students the opportunity to understand cross-cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and British industries.


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Students will be selected based on both their academic record (minimum GPA of 2.25 and 3.0 at time of application for Undergraduates and Graduates, respectively) and the ability of the individual to meet all objectives, participate in all activities, and evaluate all related tasks. Availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis based on when the deposit check is submitted.  (Students will be advised of all pre-departure deadlines upon registration.)  Students should be able to easily travel using mass transit (the Tube, etc.). A passport is required.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • 17 October 2017: Program application deadline and deposit due
  • 2 November 2017: First payment due
  • 1 December 2017: Second payment due
  • 10 March 2018: Participants depart Atlanta for London (arrive on 11 March)
  • 18 March 2018: Students depart London for Atlanta (arrive 18 March)


COURSES

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Students participating in this program will be enrolled in either CADS 3940 (Undergraduate) or CADS 7940 (Graduate) for the Spring 2018 term.


PROGRAM COSTS

The program fee of $5,000 includes AU United Healthcare Global insurance, AU trip cancellation insurance, flights to and from the United Kingdom, transportation within London, lodging, excursions, and cultural visits. Additionally, students will pay for meals on site (estimated to be approximately $500).

ACCOMODATIONS

Students will stay in 3-star centrally located hotel in London. Students will use public transportation for all scheduled visits. Students will be doing a great deal of city walking. London offers many meal options. Popular fast food restaurants (e.g., McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc.) are available. The city offer many local and ethnic cuisine choices, including authentic British, Indian, and French cuisine.


LOCATION

London is the largest city in Britain and in Europe, made up of 32 boroughs, and covers over 620 square miles. It is the seat of the central government of the United Kingdom. London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the "Tube". In 2012, London Fashion Week generated over $167 million in orders. It has a gross GDP of over $731 billion and is the most visited city in the world.

London is the Capital of England and the United Kingdom. The city is over 2,000 years old and was founded by the Romans who named it Londinium. It is a leading world city and financial capital. Over 240 museums housed in the city proper. "The Tube" is the world’s oldest underground subway and first underground railway.

 

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PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIRMENTS

If you DO NOT have a PASSPORT, please check for the nearest local passport office at travel.state.gov.  Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport:  Please check the expiration date.  Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Dr. Ann Beth Presley at  preslab@auburn.edu.


RECOGNITION

The College of Human Sciences Office of Global Education and the Women’s Philanthropy Board deserve recognition for sponsorship and development of this study abroad opportunity.