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Fact Sheet:
Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship Areas of Study: Fashion Design and Merchandising
Program Description:
Program Dates: January 5-18, 2019

Course: FCSE 490: Italian Retailing and Manufacturing

Approximate Travel Cost $1,500
Accommodation in the hotel Double occupancy both in Verona (6 nights) and Desenzano (6 nights)
All breakfasts
Orientation sessions
Excursions and field trips
Dinner by the Lake Garda
Train tickets From Verona to Venice and Florence (round trip) 
Lecture by Italian Faculty
Not Included but required
Round trip airfare from LAX to Verona (around $650-$850)

Tuition: $945

Insurance: $85 

Course Description: Study in Verona, Italy (the city of Romeo and Juliet). 
You have unique opportunity to participate in a 21st century Grand Tour through the CSULB/FCSE Study in Italy program. This two weeks long program begins in Verona - the city of Romeo and Juliet, located approximately 75 miles from Venice and 99 miles from Milan and offers weekly excursions to a variety of cities including, Venice and Florence and the neighboring towns of Brescia, Sermione and others. Then students move to Desenzano - a small town located by the beautiful Lake Garda.

Students participate in planned excursions as part of their coursework. More than a 6 field trips and special events, are planned to enhance the value of the lectures and discussions. These trips may include visits to: Venice, Florence, Milan, and other Lombardy and Veneto region towns, textile and clothing manufactures, designer showrooms, and many more!
- Garda lake free sightseeing;
- Dinner at Garda Lake Yacht Club;
- Verona free sightseeing;
- Venezia free sightseeing;
- Firenze free sightseeing;
- Milan free sightseeing
- Week-end in Florence with visit to Luisa Via Roma online Shop and The Mall Luxury Outlet.

For more information, see attached flyer: Flyer.Aghekyan.17.pdf

$750 Non refundable deposit due TBA

This is a short-term study abroad course.

Course taught by : Professor Marine' Aghekyan (CSULB Fashion Merchandising and Design) in collaboration with  Professor Michelle Bonera, University of Brecsia, Italy
For more information and application contact Professor Aghekyan at

Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: October 1, 2018

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019 11/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2019 01/18/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.