FIT is global. Diversity, cross-cultural connection, and global awareness are central to FIT's mission. We aim to provide an international experience for every student through travel abroad, intercultural activities on campus, or virtual international programs. FIT provides many global initiatives that support our community in living, learning, and engaging with those from a variety of backgrounds.

So go global. Explore the world. And find your place in it.

A World of Opportunities: Here and Abroad

Learn about our global opportunities and the cultural experiences you can find right here on our campus.

Global FIT News


See what our students, grads, and faculty have accomplished through their global experiences.

FIT Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

These intercultural opportunities partner faculty and students across the world for a virtual exchange of ideas and teamwork.

FIT Global Engagement

Global Engagement

FIT partners with institutions around the world for dual-degree programs, faculty research, and more.

Global FIT Resources


Find a variety of resources for prospective students and parents, current students, and faculty preparing to study or teach in an international context.

FIT Cultural Fellows

Cultural Fellows

Drawing on the international backgrounds and experience of FIT students, the Cultural Fellows bring the campus community together for activities that promote intercultural exchange, inclusiveness, and engagement.

Global FIT museum visit in Italy

Live, Work, and Study

Find a range of opportunities, including internships and teaching, post-graduation.

Creativity Knows No Borders

We offer a range of programs on and off campus that foster global perspectives. They’re set up so that most students can fit an international experience into their schedule, whether by studying or interning abroad or participating in a virtual program on campus.

Study abroad opportunities include yearlong fashion business and design programs on FIT’s own campuses in Florence and Milan. Or you could spend a semester in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mexico City, or Paris. Short programs range from International Buying and Marketing in London to Japanese conversation in Tokyo and Kyoto to textile design in the Andes, and more. These are just a few of our more than 100 study abroad locations worldwide. International internships are available for credit in many places too. 

FIT student studying in Italy

You can gain international experience right here in New York City. Explore other cultures and collaborate with students in other countries through FIT’s virtual international programs, internships, and discussion series. There are also opportunities to connect with FIT’s international students, who come to us from around the globe.

We’ll help you find the international experience that’s right for you. We guarantee it will change how you see both yourself and the world.

International Students Welcome!

In keeping with FIT’s global outlook, we welcome students from all over the world. Students from over 70 countries attend FIT—coming from Korea, China, New Zealand, Nigeria, Chile, Canada, and beyond.

New York City—and our campus—offer a bountiful array of cultural experiences, while FIT’s academics are among the world’s best. We’re here to make your application process and FIT experience as smooth and rewarding as possible.

If you want to enroll at FIT as an international student, find information on the Undergraduate International Applicants or Graduate Admissions pages.

International Undergraduate Admissions

Contact Us

International Programs

Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B119
Phone: (212) 217-5380
Fax: (212) 217-5381

[email protected]

For general questions about FIT’s global initiatives
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For questions about Study Abroad
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For current International Students
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Office Hours
Mondays–Fridays, 9 am–5 pm

Walk-In Hours
Mondays–Fridays, from 11 am-1 pm, and 2-4 pm

In-person and virtual appointments are suggested