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Florence: Introduction to Italian Fashion

Learn about Italian fashion in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy during this 2-week summer program. This renaissance city is located in magnificent Tuscany, which is noted for its historical monuments. Besides learning about Italian fashion, you will want to see these wonderful sites in addition to enjoying delicious Italian cuisine. Florence is the perfect place to study the work of designers such as Ferragamo, Gucci, and Roberto Capucci as you visit museums and boutiques.

Program Dates

 Required Class in the USA:
Sat April 15 & May 6, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm

 Depart USA: Saturday, June 3, 2017

 Arrive Florence: Sunday June 4, 2017

 Depart Florence: Saturday, June 17, 2017

 Arrive USA: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Why Choose this Program?

This program enables you to study abroad while making normal progress toward your degree objectives. You will enjoy seeing Roberto Cavalli’s atelier, and when you visit the textile capital of Prato, you will learn about the quality of Italian fabrics and why they are so popular throughout the world. The artisan neighborhoods and the districts of small manufacturing are unique to Florence. You will understand why this infrastructure of the “clothing system” has developed so efficiently. After this class, you will realize the global impact for the Italian apparel industry today and changes occurring within that industry.

Units earned in Florence will appear on your transcripts issued by Cañada College. These units are not transferrable to the CSU or UC system.

Program Eligibility

At the time of application to the program, you must satisfy the following program eligibility requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Complete registration at Cañada College.
  • Complete an interview with the Professor of the course.

How to Apply

Complete the online application through the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS).

Program Costs

The fee per person is $2950 *. Fees are guaranteed not to change as a result of fluctuations in the dollar exchange rate.

This fee does not include airfare, a $125 refundable damage deposit, optional insurance upgrades, passport or visa fees if applicable, meals other than those listed, personal expenses, any Cañada College tuition or administrative fees, textbooks, additional field trips or excursions required by the Cañada College faculty and anything not specified.

Program Deadlines

  • March 1, 2017: Enrollment Deposit
  • April 7, 2017: Balance of Fees
  • May 27, 2017 (tentative): Mandatory pre-departure orientation

More Information or Questions?

Professor Ronda Chaney
Fashion Department
Cañada College
Phone: 650-306-3370
Supinda Sirihekaphong
SMCCCD Study Abroad Liaison and International Program Manager
Cañada College
Phone: 650-306-3440