Fall Break in Korea: Korean Fashion Industry
This Intensive Course Abroad is intended for Fashion and Design & Merchandising students who would like to explore and learn about the Korean fashion industry and culture. By participating in this program, students will understand and gain first hand experience of the Asia fashion market though one of its major fashion hubs, Seoul, Korea. Students will learn from real fashion industries as well as visit museums and palaces dating back 5000 years in Korea’s history.
This program walks students through the real-life process of fashion creation from conception to manufacturing. Prior to departure, each student will design their own or select ready to wear designs to bring with them to Korea. While in Korea, students will visit the fashion industries related to each step of the process: selecting fabric at the fabric market, meeting with expert pattern makers and tailors, and visiting garment factories. By the end of this program, each student will have their design garment(s) produced by expert pattern maker and tailor. Students will also conduct research on fashion consumer markets in Asia.
Students will be registered for FASH T380/T580: Korean Fashion Industry 3 credits as part of their fall term course load. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their fall credit load when registering for fall term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum. Graduate students will be billed for 3 Drexel credits at their normal rate.
Fashion Design Majors: FASH 350 or FASH 528
Design & Merchandising Majors: DSMR 231 and DSMR 232
Jaeyoon Jeong, Assistant Teaching Professor of Fashion Design; Westphal College of Media Arts & Design; firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrival Date: Sunday Sept. 9th (leave US Sept 8th)
Departure Date: Wed. Sept. 19th (land US Sept 20th)
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Day 1: Arrival and group welcome dinner
Day 2: Project begins: Visit DongDaeMoon fabric market; Research for fashion fabric and trims
Day 3: Order fabric and trims / Visit pattern maker and tailor’s studio.
Day 4: Site visit to fashion industry (Garment Industry / Fashion Company)
Day 5: Site visit to fashion industry (Fashion Company)
Day 6: Second meeting with pattern and tailor studio / Fashion market research
Day 7: Visit fabric and trim market and DDP night market
Day 8: Project review; free time in afternoon
Day 9: Final Critique
Day 10: Seoul bus tour & cultural activities
Day 11: Depart Korea. (Arrive in U.S next day – Sep 20th)
Due May 1, 2018: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due July 1, 2018: $860 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:
- 10 nights accommodation
- Local transport in Korea
- Pattern make and sewing with expert pattern maker and tailor for garment project
- Tours and entrance fees for program activities
- Two group dinners
- On Call Emergency Assistance Insurance
Not Included in Program Fee (Estimated):
- Airfare $1,300
- Airport transfers $100
- Meals $660
- Materials and fabric for garment project $30 - $75
- Passport $135
- Spending money $200
- Visa (if applicable)
- Drexel tuition
PACIE-Asia Institute Joint Scholarship Deadline
- Students are responsible for booking their own flight to Korea. A suggested flight itinerary will be provided.
- Students are required to attend several pre-departure class meetings and orientation.
Applications Due March 1, 2018
Student Application Portal: http://www.totuba.org/scholarships/PaCIE/student.html
Scholarship Overview: To increase the global awareness and competencies of students seeking studying at universities and colleges in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education and the Asia Institute are offering $2,000 in scholarship funding, which will support students seeking to participate in global learning experiences in Asia in 2018.