Rome, Italy

Summer - Fashion Studies

Study Abroad

At a Glance




6 to 9 per Summer

Language of Instruction:

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Our summer program partners with the Accademia di Costume e Moda—a recognized center of excellence in the fields of fashion and costume design education—to provide two fundamental fashion courses. 

You will enroll in both fashion and design courses, and then you'll have the option of taking an additional course in Art History at the IES Abroad Center. The course will help you discover masterpieces in the city, and analyze how even in art and architecture, style and design deeply characterize different historical periods. 

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Study at One of Rome’s Most Famous Fashion Academies

Take the courses on Fashion and Styling to Accessories Design.

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Rome Will Be Your Classroom

Learn about Roman history and culture.

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Travel Throughout Italy

Explore Italy through IES Abroad-organized field trips.

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Attend Cultural Events

Explore Italian culture through organized events.

Program Advisor

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Hannah Yindra

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

Why Rome?

Explore fashion design and production in one of the world’s top fashion cities this summer— Rome! Through coursework and hands-on experience, you’ll explore both the theoretical and the practical aspects of contemporary Italian fashion production. Field trips to local museums, exhibitions, and other sites of interests provide context for what you are learning in the classroom.

Learn More About Rome

Get to Know Your New City

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Discover the Ins and Outs of World-Famous Landmarks

Our programs take you inside the cultural significance of Roman landmarks.

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Watch a Roma Game

Soak in the passion and pride at an A.S. Roma game.

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Take in a Panoramic View of the City

Take your pick of Rome's hills, and climb to the top for the best views.

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Take a Cooking Class

Learn the techniques and traditions of Roman cooking first-hand.

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment


Share an apartment with other IES Abroad students and have the option of living with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local Italian student who provides opportunities to engage in cultural activities. Apartments are furnished, single-sex, and generally accommodate four to seven students, with two to three IES Abroad students sharing a bedroom. Internet access is available in every apartment. Meals are not included, but apartments offer equipped kitchens.