Cross Cultural Analysis

Take a European Winter Break

Visit top fashion companies and cultural sites in Europe by taking part in our Cross-Cultural Analysis Program. 

Accompanied by faculty leaders, you'll spend eight days in January exploring two cities and learning about each area's culture. You can also earn undergraduate elective credits. Previous destinations include Brussels, Florence, London, Milan, Berlin.

  • 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)


  • Application Due: September 15th 2023
  • $2000 non-refundable deposit due October 2nd 2023 by 5:00 pm
  • Final payment due November 1st 2023


Florence & Rome, Italy
January 4th-13th 2024

In order to be considered for this program, applicants should submit the online study abroad application.


Undergraduate students who are accepted to the program will be required to 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 for the course "STSA 3210 - Cross-Cultural Analysis."

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). A prerequisite for this program is FASH 1110. Please see the LIM College Catalog for more details about course prerequisites.


Itinerary and accommodation are arranged by a third-party provider. Students are responsible for finding and paying for their own flights to and from the program. Suggested flights will be provided. Participants will receive a full itinerary at a mandatory meeting prior to the program.

All students must submit proof that they are covered in the program locations by their current health insurance provider to the Office of Study Abroad. Students are encouraged to have worldwide insurance which covers (at minimum) comprehensive hospitalization, prescription medication, medical evacuation, and repatriation of remains. If participants are not covered by their current provider, supplemental insurance needs to be purchased. Information regarding companies that provide supplemental insurance is available through the Office of Study Abroad.


The 2024 program cost is $4,800. This program fee will cover in-country transportation, accommodation, entrance fees for cultural and business visits, some meals, and tuition for the 3 credits earned. The program fee does not cover air fare to and from Italy.

Students must follow this payment schedule:

  • $2,000 non-refundable deposit due on October 2nd 2023 by 5:00 pm
  • Final payment of $2,800 due by November 1st 2023

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 preceding 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.

International students should meet with a staff member in the Office of International Student Services 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.