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Montclair in London: Fashion Studies 2016
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Montclair applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: English Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Standing: 3-Sophomore
Academic Area: Fashion Studies Credit Type: US equivalent
Program Description:


Montclair in London:         
Fashion Studies International Field Trip

Course: January – May, 2016

Travel: March 4 – 12, 2016


Payment Deadlines and Costs
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This spring semester course includes an 8-day study abroad experience in London and seminars at MSU, with readings, written, and practical assignments. It will examine issues surrounding the historical and contemporary roles of London fashion, with a focus on British heritage, retailing, designers, and fashion exhibitions. The field trip is an integral part of the semester-long course.

Liberty London Display



Emily Pascoe, M.A., Assistant Professor in the Art & Design Department at Montclair State University, will be the faculty for this course. She completed her masters at the London College of Fashion, and resided in London’s East End for two years prior to her position at MSU. Her research interests include sustainable fashion, the use of fashion to present identity, and the relationship between fashion and the body. Emily has worked as a designer in London and New York. She was the co-director for the 2015 Montclair in Paris Fashion Studies International Field Trip.

Street Art 2 London


All students register for: ARTX 345: Fashion Study Abroad: 3sh
Prerequisites: ARTX 122 and ARTX 220

The course will meet for seminars in Montclair and New York City prior to the trip as preparation for the site visits in London. Students will read texts providing background on the characteristics of environments fostering fashion change and trends, scholarship on British design identity, and British retail environments. The group will visit a range of museums, archives, and iconic city sights. Student will also discover the hub of the London fashion scene by visiting corporate and independent fashion studios, artist’s communities, and markets.


Students will be required to complete a research project throughout the semester. Prior to their study abroad immersion, students will formulate a research question, and identify potential supporting resources in London and New York. While abroad they will conduct research that will support their question. After the field experience in London, students will compile their work into a 2,000 or 7,000 word written document.  All 2,000 word documents will require the submission of a physical artifact and are dependent on approval by the professor.

Each student will be required to digitally document their experiences in the course throughout the entire semester. Students will also serve as daily travel logistics assistants to the professor to develop leadership in new environments and to understand travel processes. Students will also be encouraged to explore the city in small groups. Use of hand-held devices will be limited throughout the course, including for travel. Learning to travel; engaging and exploring a city will be encouraged.

Accommodations and Meals
Participants will stay in a centrally located London hotel in double or triple occupancy rooms with private bath. Continental breakfast is included at the hotel.
One group dinner is included.
Participants will be responsible for all other meals, including one additional planned group dinner estimated at $20. The daily itinerary follows normal living patterns within the city of London as much as possible, so students will be encouraged to obtain lunch from local markets and supermarkets with a typical cost of US $8.00 – $12.00 per meal   Lodging is in hotels, so kitchens are not available.Fashion Museum London

Additional out of pocket expenses:
Transportation to and from Newark Airport
Passport and visa fees if necessary
Currency exchange and international transaction fees
Souvenirs and other personal expenses
Some meals.
Transportation to New York City for museum and site visits.

Estimated Program Costs:
approximately $2,700
The program cost includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare        

  • Local transportation

  • Museum entrance fees          

  • All lectures, tours

  • International cell phone with a UK phone number

  • Double or triple occupancy 3 star hotels with continental breakfast

Program costs are based on 12 participants and current exchange rates and are subject to change.
Students are encouraged to speak with financial aid prior to applying.
All interviews must be completed by November 1st in order to be eligible to register for the course.


Payment Schedule:
Once accepted into the program, the payment schedule for the program costs is as follows:

Application Fee by Oct 1:


First Deposit by Nov. 1:    


Second Deposit by Dec. 1:    


Final Payment by Feb.1    

$700 (to be confirmed)

Payment for program costs is handled through the Global Education Center and not through the Bursar. Payment can be made by check, money order or by completing a credit card authorization form, but not through online payments. Make checks payable to “Montclair State University.”

The minimum GPA for study abroad programs is 2.75. All participants are required to have an interview with the faculty director, one reference form completed by any other faculty member, and the $100 application fee. Applications are submitted online to the Global Education Center.

Pre-enrollment form

For Further Information:
Contact the Global Education Center at 973-655-4185 or email
Or contact Professor Pascoe at 973-655-7728 or 
Or visit us on the web at

Faculty Led Short-Term Study Abroad Institutes Forms

Global Education Center
Stone Hall
Montclair State University
, NJ 07043

Tel: 973 655-4185
Fax: 973 655-7654

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.