Business, Fashion & Culture of Europe

Two weeks of European business and style

Immerse yourself European culture -- and learn firsthand about the current state of fashion and business there.


UPDATE: Stay tuned for 2023 Business, Fashion and Culture of Europe trip dates.

  • Students must be attending LIM College full-time from the time of application through the conclusion of the program.
  • Students must turn in a digital copy of the application (hard copy applications are not accepted).
  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing to participate.
  • Students must have completed all prerequisites for the course component of the program by the time of the program start date. Please see "Credits" below for more information.
  • Students must apply by the deadline.
  • Recommended minimum GPA: 3.00 (required minimum GPA: 2.50)
  • Stay tuned for 2023 Business, Fashion and Culture of Europe trip dates.


Stay tuned for 2023 Business, Fashion and Culture of Europe trip dates.

Students must submit their completed application by the deadlines listed above under "Important Dates" to be considered for this program.

LIM College’s study abroad programs are competitive, as more applications are typically received than there are spots available. The following factors are considered when LIM selects candidates to participate in study abroad programs:

  • Personal statement/essay: Original, succinct essays with well-thought out content will be rated highly.
  • GPA: The student’s LIM College GPA is taken into consideration.
  • Demonstrated interest: Applicants can increase their chance of being selected by attending information sessions and/or setting up a time to meet one-on-one with the Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss the program they are interested in applying for.

Students who are accepted into the program may be required to submit additional items. Further information on this process will be given to accepted students.


Undergraduate students who are accepted to the program will complete an online course that culminates in the time abroad. Successful completion of the coursework and travel experience will result in three undergraduate elective credits.

The program is first and foremost an academic experience and participants are expected to prioritize the academic component of the program. In addition, students are responsible for ensuring that they have met any and all prerequisites for the course prior to its start date (this may be earlier than the departure date for the travel component of the program). Please see the LIM College Catalog for details about course prerequisites.

Travel and accommodation are arranged by a third-party provider. Overnight stays are in vetted hotels in each city. Participants will receive a full itinerary at a mandatory meeting prior to departure.

All students must submit proof that they are covered overseas by their current health insurance provider for the duration of the program abroad. If you are not covered by your current provider, supplemental insurance needs to be purchased. Information on where to purchase supplemental insurance is available through the Study Abroad office.

Any changes to the program cost will be communicated to all applicants prior to the due date for the second non-refundable deposit. The cost of the program covers round-trip airfare from a NYC-area airport (JFK or EWR), in-country transportation, shared hotels, tuition for 3 elective credits, entrance fees, and some meals. Participants may also incur the following approximate costs:

  • In-country transportation (subway/bus passes): $50
  • Food: $50 per day
  • Free time spending money and shopping: $200
  • Transportation to and from the chosen NYC-area airport: Varies based on location
  • International health insurance (if applicable): $20
  • Stay tuned for 2023 Business, Fashion and Culture of Europe trip dates.

All students are required to attend the LIM College Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation. The time and date of the Orientation will be communicated to all accepted participants. All students are also required to attend one or two additional meetings determined by the faculty leaders during the fall semester.

United States citizens will not need a visa due to the short duration of the program. Students will, however, need a passport valid for six months after the last day of the program.

For international students, please meet with an International Student Services staff member to discuss your study abroad eligibility and current student visa status. You will also need to meet with the Study Abroad Coordinator regarding your need for a Schengen visa, depending on your citizenship.