ITALY: Florence


Florence is one of Europe’s top fashion and design centers. Armani, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci and Gucci are either head-quartered or have major design and production facilities in Florence. Read more about Italy and Florence.

  • Study at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising courses (taught in English)
  • Maximum of 15 credits per semester and 6 credits during summer
  • Transcripts issued by IED and/or an accredited university in the USA (see Academics page)
  • Cultural field trips in Florence, Milan and Venice
  • Affordable comprehensive program fee
  • Pre-departure advising and planning
  • KEI Onsite Director and 24/7 emergency support


  • Fashion Design, Styling & Merchandising


  • Academic Year (early September to mid June)
  • Fall Semester (early September to mid December)
  • Spring Semester (early February to mid June)
  • Summer Session (early July to late July)