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SUBMITTING YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

FIT in Italy

Log into the online Study Abroad Application using your FIT username and password. 

2017-2018 FIT in Italy programs are as follows:

FIT in Florence - Fashion Design

Prospective 1st Year students must first submit a SUNY application. Then complete the Study Abroad application.

2nd Year or 4th Semester students

FIT in Florence - Liberal Arts

4th Semester students

FIT in Milan - Fashion Design

3rd Year students must first submit a Bachelor's Degree application. Then complete the Study Abroad application.

4th Year students

FIT in Florence - Fashion Business Management

3rd Year students must first submit a Bachelor's Degree application. Then complete the Study Abroad application.

5th or 6th Semester students

The online Application for Study Abroad will include:

  • Motivational Statement
  • Two Faculty Recommendations

    A recommendation is a brief online form emailed to faculty from the online application. Students must obtain permission from faculty before inputting the recommenders' information into the online application. Students must request one recommender from their major area and the second from a liberal arts professor with whom they've taken a class.

  • DARS

Note: Please be aware that the department will be unable to consider your application until all materials, including recommendations, are received. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Semester Abroad

To complete your Semester Abroad Application, log in using your FIT username and password. Select "Search Programs" or scroll down to locate and apply to the program you are applying for.

Remember: You must submit a Bachelor's Degree Application to the Office of Admissions if you are currently an associate's degree student who will be participating in a study abroad program at the Bachelor's Level.

Students may apply for study abroad while their Bachelor's Degree Application is being reviewed by the Office of Admissions.

The online Application for Study Abroad will include:

  • Motivational Statement
  • Two Faculty Recommendations
    A recommendation is a brief online form emailed to faculty from the online application. Students must obtain permission from faculty before inputting the recommenders' information into the online application. Students should request one recommender from their major area and the second from a liberal arts professor with whom they've taken a class.
  • DARS

Note: Please be aware that the department will be unable to consider your application until all materials, including recommendations, are received. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Summer and Winter Courses

Log into the online Study Abroad Application using your FIT username and password. Select "Search Programs" to locate and apply to the program you are interested in. Non-FIT students must register in order to create a username and password before logging in.

Eligibility: All summer and winter abroad courses require the approval of the course instructor. See course descriptions for prerequisites.

The online Application for Study Abroad will include:

  • DARS or Transcript
  • Two Faculty Recommendations (if applicable; please check individual program pages)
    A recommendation is a brief online form emailed to faculty from the online application. Students must obtain permission from faculty before inputting the recommenders' information into the online application. Students should request one recommender from their major area and the second from a liberal arts professor with whom they've taken a class.

Note: Please be aware that the department will be unable to consider your application until all materials, including recommendations, are received. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

CCIS and SUNY Abroad (Non-FIT Programs)

Students should search the CCIS/SUNY Abroad program options through the corresponding links below. Eligibility will be determined by the department's evaluation of courses for transfer credit. 

To complete your online Study Abroad Application, log in using your FIT username and password. Select "Search Programs" or scroll down to locate and apply to the program you are applying for.

The online Application for Study Abroad will include:

  • Motivational Statement
  • Two Faculty Recommendations
    A recommendation is a brief online form emailed to faculty from the online application. Students must obtain permission from faculty before inputting the recommenders' information into the online application. Students should request one recommender from their major area and the second from a liberal arts professor with whom they've taken a class.
  • DARS

Note: Please be aware that the department will be unable to consider your application until all materials, including recommendations, are received. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Important: Students must also submit applications directly to the corresponding CCIS/SUNY programs.

Tips for searching for a CCIS/SUNY Abroad program: 

  • Filter based on program type 
  • Review your FIT DARS audit for incomplete courses 
  • Review course descriptions of host institution for potential FIT course equivalencies 
    *Note that course titles at host institution will differ
  • Schedule an appointment with your department chair and/or Dean of Liberal Arts
  • Approvals for transfer credit must be endorsed by the relevant department

AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

Application Review

Most programs require interviews, however some may request a portfolio in lieu of an interview. Please check the program page for details.

For FIT in Italy, Semester Abroad and CCIS/SUNY programs, students will be contacted with instructions specific the program or major. All students must complete an academic advisement plan.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Study Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid

Note: Deadlines for most scholarships are the fall semester prior to anticipated year of study, i.e. Dec 1st for academic year 2017-2018.

For students who have filed a FAFSA, financial aid is available for semester and academic year abroad programs but limited for summer and winter abroad programs. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to check eligibility.

Accept or Decline the Offer to Study Abroad

You will be notified by OIP via email that you have been approved for participation in the study abroad program. Log into your Study Abroad application to accept or decline this offer.

For Semester Abroad programs, you will need to apply to and be officially accepted by the host institution. OIP will provide approved students with the application and follow up instructions once they have accepted the offer.

For Summer/Winter Abroad programs, you will make an online payment of $260 ($60 application fee and $200 deposit). This payment is fully non-refundable. Please review Summer and Winter Program Cancellation, Refund & Withdrawal Policy before you make a decision.

If you decide to withdraw your application before your interview, you MUST notify the Office of International Programs by email. For more information, refer to Withdrawal & Refund Policies.

Pre-Departure Orientation and Documentation

ALL students studying abroad will be required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation.

Students are required to complete a series of online post-acceptance forms provided within your online Study Abroad applicationStudents must submit all forms in order to be eligible to participate. Many programs require students to submit additional forms and/or documentation.

Some destinations require all participants to obtain a travel or study visa. In other cases, the visa requirement will depend on student's country of citizenship. Students are responsible for securing their own visas. OIP will provide guidance and supporting documentation.

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