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.
100+ Programs Worldwide
Explore the options and find the one that’s right for you. Choose a semester or a winter/summer session, and come back with a new perspective.
Florence or Milan? Rich in culture, fashion, history. You know you want to go.
Study fashion design or business in one of the industry’s global centers, delve into art history, learn the Italian language
Break Ground in Global Fashion
What’s it like to study Fashion Business Management or Fashion Design in a “smart city” (where technology and sustainability are incorporated at every level)—not to mention at the first American university in South Korea? FIT at SUNY Korea is in the Songdo International Business District in Incheon, not far from the fashion capital of Seoul.
A World of Opportunities: Here and Abroad
Learn about our global opportunities and the cultural experiences you can find right here on our campus.
See what our students, grads, and faculty have accomplished through their global experiences.
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
These intercultural opportunities partner faculty and students across the world for a virtual exchange of ideas and teamwork.
FIT partners with institutions around the world for dual-degree programs, faculty research, and more.
Find a variety of resources for prospective students and parents, current students, and faculty preparing to study or teach in an international context.
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.
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.
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.
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