Probably while considering joining a study abroad program, you wonder what the education in another country is going to be like. Well, there are many stereotypes about being a student overseas – some might think that you do not do much besides traveling and partying. It’s not quite true. Of course, a study abroad program enables you to broaden your horizons, get to know new places and learn about a different culture. Additionally, FIT’s program at Polimoda helps you to get best experience in both education and leisure time.
The school have campuses that are located within 15 minutes walking distance. FMM students have most of their classes in Villa Favard that is on the same side of the river that the Duomo and other main tourists’ attractions. Villa Strozzi is another campus situated on a hill with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Our professors come from various European countries. You definitely will be introduced to a new approach of studying. In the beginning, it seems odd and might be challenging but finally you’ll realize you’re becoming an even more open-minded person. Though, the objectives still stay the same as the ones in New York. The fact that you will be sometimes taught in another way, is a great advantage of yours. You’ll improve your communications skills thanks to overcoming language and cultural barriers and will become a more flexible person! What I also love about FIT in Florence is that, that we follow the FIT in New York curriculum and all of our credits are transferred. At the same time, we learn more about the industry in the country and Europe in general. We get chances to go to numerous places and meet people who are leaders in the fashion industry in Europe. Next Monday we are heading to Milan which is our first longer academic trip. I really can’t wait.
While in Florence, we also go to various places. Last week we visited Scuola del Cuoio – a famous leather school. It was an amazing experience. This week there is a field trip to the Ferragamo and Gucci museums. Gucci has even its own little cafe where you can grab your lunch and coffee. Can fashion a student be any more fashionable?;)
I’m attaching some pictures from the campus so you have an idea about the gorgeous surroundings of the place where we study!