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Faculty-led: Field Experience Fashion Study Tour of Germany
Berlin, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Potsdam, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: KSU applicants only
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Program Description:
Program Description:

Field Experience Fashion Study Tour of Germany
Berlin, Dresden, & Potsdam, Germany

Professor Name: William Perrine (leader) and Frank Congin (co-leader)
Total Estimated Cost:
     In State: $4,368
     Out of State: $5,475
Eligibility: Students in the School of Fashion
Course and Credits: Field Experience Fashion Study Tour of Germany - 3 credits
Program Dates: May 25 - June 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb. 19, 2019 
  • Course Name: 45392 – 0001: Field Experience Fashion Study Tour of Germany
  • Locations: Berlin, Dresden, & Potsdam, Germany
  • KSU Sponsoring College: School of Fashion
During the course of this trip you will develop a basic knowledge of German fashion history, culture, people, and language, as well as acquire an understanding of Germany as a major player in the European fashion and retail world. You will be able to compare the differences between apparel retailing and design in the US and Germany and develop an understanding of Germany and its place in the Global textiles and apparel industry. Through this program you will get an appreciation for your fashion student counterparts in Germany through visiting an important partner, AMD Akademie Mode & Design. You will also research information in order to take full advantage of the wealth of opportunities presented by study abroad.

In order to come to a better understanding of Germany, you will obtain a basic knowledge of the history and cultural importance of the cities of Berlin, Dresden, and Potsdam, in general and specifically as they relate to the business and art of fashion.
It is our hope that you will be well prepared for the demands of short term travel and immersion into a foreign culture as well as to commit to being a contributing, responsible program participant who is flexible and embraces cultural differences.

Berlin 1

Friday, May 24 will be in class work at Kent State University
May 25 – June 4 will be conducted in country in the cities of Berlin, Dresden, and Potsdam
  • Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Depart for Germany
  • Sunday, May 26, 2019 - Arrive in Berlin
    • Mauerpark (afternoon)
    • Hackescher Markt  (late afternoon/ early evening)
    • Group Dinner (Sophieneck in the Mitte District)
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - Berlin
    • Visit the Reichstag
    • Walking tour of Berlin (am & pm)
    • Deutsches Historisches Museum (guided tour)     
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - Berlin
    • Academics at AMD (am)
    • Guided tour on Alternative Berlin
    • Retail activity (at a major department store)
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Dresden
    • Excursion to Dresden
      • ​Tour of the Residenz and Green Cabinet
      • Guided tour of Dresden
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Berlin
    • Charlottenburg Palace
    • KaDeWe & Peek & Cloppenburg department stores and activity
    • Bikini Mall activity
    • Victory Column
  • Friday, May 31, 2019 - Potsdam
    • Excursion to Potsdam (capital of Brandenburg)
      • Visit San Souci
      • Visit Neues Palais
      • Visit Potsdam Old City
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Berlin
    • Excursion to Sachsenhausen Concentration camp and tour
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Berlin
    • Visit the Kunstgewerbemuseum and tour
  • Monday, June 3, 2019 - Berlin
    • Free day
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - Depart Berlin
    • Return to the USA
Berlin 2
Requirements: Must be a student enrolled in the School of Fashion in good academic standing
Maximum capacity: 20 students
In Berlin, we will be staying at the Ibis Hotel Berlin City West on Brandenburgischestraβe 10173 Berlin. Breakfast is included daily

All other meals will be the responsibility of the student. 
Detailed cost breakdown:
  • Tuition: $1,368 in-state / $2,475 out-of-state
  • Program fees: $3,000 (based on 20 students)
  • Flight: included in the above price
  • Estimated personal expenses: 300€ for food (spending money and incidentals are per discretion of student)
  • Total Estimated Cost: $4,368 (in-state) / $5,475 (out-of-state) + 300€ for food
 Munich 2
Application deadline: Feb. 19, 2019
Payment deadline: Feb 1, 2019: $1,500 and March 15, 2019: $1,500
Withdrawal deadline: See School of Fashion policy
William Perrine
Phone: 330.672.0179

William Perrine's degrees are all in fashion. Instructor Perrine's Master's Degree is from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His Masters thesis researched the store attribute preferences of college aged Turkish consumers. His undergraduate degree is from Dominical University in River Forest, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. William's research interests include social justice in the apparel industry, sustainable consumption of apparel products, fashion student internship experiences, retail in emerging markets such as India and Turkey, paradoxical consumption patterns and network theory as related to the fashion industry.

 Munich 3

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This program is currently not accepting applications.