Istituto Marangoni, Paris
Summer 3 weeks I 2021
5 credits

Istituto Marangoni's summer programs invite students from all over the world to experience the thrill of studying Fashion in Paris. Participants explore various aspects of the fashion industry while honing specific professional skills in one of the world’s most dynamic fashion capitals. Students choose between two subject areas: Fashion Design or Fashion Image & Business. Each intensive 3 week program is worth 5 credits.


Application: now open
Closes: April 15, 2021
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
EU privacy consent form

Highlights

  • Study fashion in one of the world’s great fashion capitals.
  • Work alongside an international group of talented students.
  • Enjoy access to Marangoni’s globally-recognized faculty of instructors and fashion professionals.

Program Dates
Mid June 2021 – Mid July 2021


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Sophomore or above (at least 2 completed semesters at application).

Cumulative GPA:* 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English speakers must prove a minimum B2 level proficiency (IELTS: 6, TOEFL: 80)

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements



Fashion

Fashion

5.0 Credits
Fashion Design | Course #: FD FD 300 | Open
This basic course provides participants with an essential introduction to the fundamentals of fashion design. Through practical and theoretical lessons, participants will be taught how to formulate convincing and creative ideas, and then translate them into an effective visual representation. Students will also be introduced to the application of the key concepts in the fashion design process, in service of being able to create their own original projects. For the clear and accurate communication of ideas, students will learn about industry-standard illustration and graphic techniques. The course also explores the role of the designer through a professional learning approach.
Contact Hours: 80
5.0 Credits
Fashion Styling | Course #: FS FS 300 | Open
This dynamic course focuses on image and the development of style in fashion, while exploring key business practices employed by luxury brands world-wide. By understanding the role of the fashion stylist within a business environment, participants gain a unique insight into the real power of image within the fashion industry.

Participants learn how to evaluate, enhance and complement physical characteristics to develop an individual style and put together a total look. Taking forward their own styling ideas, they are introduced to the business of style; fashion brand identity, brand image and collection positioning, competitor analysis, and merchandising.
Contact Hours: 80

Courses & Schedule
Students choose one of the following study tracks for an intensive and unique 3 weeks:

  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Image & Business

Marangoni summer courses are block-style and meeting times vary each week. Students will receive a timetable of classes before the start of the term, but please note that schedules cannot be adjusted.

Course Registration
Students indicate which course they wish to pursue when they apply.


Pre-Departure Calendar
April 15 2021
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposit Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
March 15 2021
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
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50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
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SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
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Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
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Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 9:00am and 12:00 noon, and students are transferred to their SAI housing.
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SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Paris office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
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School Orientation & Courses Begin
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Final Exams & Courses End
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Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
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Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
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International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$90

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Paris
$900 $1,200
Books, Supplies & Course Fees
Course fees are sometimes imposed to cover field trips.
$25 / course $75 / course
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$400/ month $800 / month
Personal Expenses $350 / month $450 / month
Transportation within Paris
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$125 / month $150 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities and day trips
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Access to and assistance with international cell phone plans
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Lunch & Walking Tour
Students are welcomed to their new city with a delicious lunch and walking tour of the many Parisian sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the Champs de Mars.

Visit to l’Institut du Monde Arabe Museum
Students visit Paris’s renowned Arab culture museum. Through its exhibits, students learn about Arab art, language, science, history, religion & society.

Picnic & Visit to the Chateau de Sceaux
Students take a weekend day trip via train to the south of Paris to see the Sceaux castle and picnic on its beautiful manicured grounds.

Day Trip to Deauville
Students take a 2 hour train ride to the beautiful coastal city of Deauville. Founded in the 19th century by the Duke of Morny, Deauville was meant to be the “elegant kingdom” close to Paris, and is known for its architecture and beautiful beaches.

Farewell Evening Picnic
Students celebrate the end of a successful summer abroad and say their goodbyes over a typical French picnic along the Seine.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet. Housing assignments are single gender; other housing configurations may be available under limited circumstances. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 3 months after planned return from France.

Student Visas
In accordance with French law U.S. students studying in France for 90 days or less are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.