Students majoring in apparel design, design and innovation, interior design and merchandising management have a variety of options in choosing the right study abroad or exchange program. An international experience can provide students with the necessary skills to work effectively within an increasingly diverse U.S. population and global job market. Employers in fields related to design value the skills and experiences gained by students who study abroad or do an exchange program.

Locations and Dates
Process

Locations and dates

Accademia Italiana is a leading fashion and design school located in Florence, Italy, just steps away from masterpieces of art and monuments. Courses offered include fashion and design (interior design, product design, textile design, graphic design, photography and more).

Terms available

Summer, fall or winter/spring

Application requirements

  • OSU GPA of at least 2.5
  • Good standing at OSU
  • Fall or spring term applicants must be eligible for upper division coursework
  • Summer applicants must have minimum of sophomore standing
  • Fall term applicants are required to take BA 348 in the spring term prior to studying abroad

Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance at the host institution.

Important dates:

  • Summer 2020
    • to (approximately)
  • Fall 2020
    • to (approximately)

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The London College of Fashion is a prominent fashion school in London, England. The program offers students from all over the world the opportunity think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future and improve the way we live. Students can take classes in fashion styling, fashion public relations, fashion history and artefact, visual merchandising, and British cultural studies.

Terms available

Summer, fall, or winter/spring

Application requirements

  • Majoring in: merchandising management or apparel design
  • OSU GPA of at least 3.0
  • Good standing at OSU
  • Fall or spring term applicants must be eligible for upper division coursework
  • Summer applicants must have minimum of sophomore standing
  • Fall term applicants are required to take BA 348 in the spring term prior to studying abroad

Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance at the host institution.

Important dates:

  • Summer 2020
    • dates vary by program
  • Fall 2020
    • to (approximately)

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Study fashion in one of Asia’s fashion capitals, Seoul, South Korea. The Korean fashion industry plays a large role in the international market, with many of the world’s largest clothing brands, liaison and wholesale offices located in Seoul. Students can take coursework in international fashion business and compliance, global leadership and history of Korean costume construction, in addition to other fashion related coursework.

Terms available

Fall, winter/spring

Application requirements

  • Majoring in: merchandising management or apparel design
  • OSU GPA of at least 2.75
  • Good standing at OSU
  • Fall or spring term applicants must be eligible for upper division coursework
  • Fall term applicants are required to take BA 348 in the spring term prior to studying abroad
  • Student must be nominated by OSU prior to application to host institution

Note: Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance at the host institution.

Important dates:

  • Fall 2020
    • to (approximately)

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PROCESS

STEP 1: OSU GO APPLICATION

Complete the OSU's Office of Global Opportunities (OSU GO) application. There is a $50 application fee. Note: Do not apply to individual country locations. You will list country preferences within the application.

A personal statement is required. This is your only opportunity to convince the College of Business to approve placing you at your  location choice. Be clear, specific and informed regarding your reasons, influences, research and goals as they relate to your  location preference. The statement submitted should:

  • Be two to three pages in length, double-spaced.
  • Include responses to the following:
  • Describe the leading motivations to selecting your location.
  • Why do you think the College of Business should offer to place you with your primary location choice?

STEP 2: INTERVIEW

All students who meet the eligibility requirements will be invited for a group interview with College of Business exchange coordinators/advisors. Please monitor your email for information and instructions on how to prepare for and schedule the interview. The interview process also is an extremely important step in helping the exchange coordinators determine placement of each eligible applicant.

STEP 3: CONDUCT CHECK

A campus conduct check is completed for all applicants. If you have concerns about previous misconduct violations on campus or off, please consult an academic advisor.

STEP 4: PLACEMENT DECISIONS ANNOUNCED AND PROGRAM FEES DUE

Applicants are selected for the exchange program based on their perceived adaptability, maturity level and academic performance. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an email with a placement offer and deadline for confirming acceptance of the offer. If you agree to the program location offer, you agree to also pay the non-refundable program fee of $400. This amount will be billed to your student account during the term you are enrolled in BA 348.

Step 5: Foreign School Application

After being accepted to your preferred program you will submit an application to the foreign school for registration, billing, and housing purposes. Recommendations are not required.

CONTACT INFORMATION

COB ABROAD — Study Abroad Information Sessions:

Check the This Week in Business e-newsletter for upcoming information sessions.

CONTACT:
Email or schedule an appointment to learn more about Design Exchange Programs:

Charlie Carr, Austin 122