How to study fashion in the U.S. ? Part II

Hi everyone! I’m back at Crivorot & Scigliano’s blog to tell more about How to study fashion in the U.S.?Part II

On my last post, I explained about the application process, for which Universities I applied and how I ended up at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York.

Today, I will explain more about my major, dorm, meal plan, and transportation.

MAJOR

I’m about to start my second year studying Fashion Business Management, which is a 4-year course. When I was applying for College, I came to the conclusion that I was interested in the business and marketing side of Fashion. Therefore, I only applied to Universities that had Fashion Business/Merchandising majors.

FIT was the perfect match, as it is one of the best fashion business schools in the world, and I only have classes that are focused on business and marketing. (except for my General Education classes). Click here to see my curriculum.

The experience of studying Fashion in NY has been great, and I can say that grew a lot personally and academically.

DORM AND MEAL PLAN:

First of all, I would like to explain my experience on FIT’s campus.

As a freshman, I lived in the dorms, which obligated me to have the meal plan. It was a really nice experience to live in the dorms, because it helped me a lot to met new people, and make friends. Moreover, you get the chance to live with people from all backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, which is very interesting and fascinating.

A great advantage to live at FIT’s dorm is that you just need to cross the street to go to your class, which is extremely practical. Other than that, the buildings have a great infrastructure, such as doorman, elevator, laundry and community kitchen.

Living in the dorms has many benefits, however, there are also some disadvantages. Because the dorms are part of the University, you have to follow some strict rules and you don’t have total freedom to do whatever you want. Last, but not least, you don’t have total privacy, as you will be probably living with a roommate. 


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Picture of my dorm at  FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology).

I lived in a traditional room, so I didn’t have a kitchen to prepare my meals, therefore, I only ate at the Cafeteria. The Cafeteria was really helpful, as the food was ready to be eaten. However, having all your meals there makes you feel sick about the food by the end of the semester lol.

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My parents having dinner at the Cafeteria haha

Despite all the challenges, advantages and disadvantages, I can say that living on campus was an awesome experience, as I had time to adapt to the College environment, and also made friends 🙂

TRANSPORTATION:

NYC’s public transportation works are not the cleanest, but it works really well, haha!

The subway is the public transportation that I use the most, as it is an easy and fast way to get wherever you want! There’s always going to be a metro station next to you 😉

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There are also buses, which works well. For those who are fitness, NYC is an amazing city to bike around. Last, but not least, you can use car apps, such as Uber, however, they are more expensive than the other types of transportation because NYC has a lot of traffic.

If you are planning to visit NYC, I would say that the best way to visit the city is to walk around. You will be able to see NYC’s art, street fashion, restaurants, stores, and cafes more clearly.  

I hope you enjoyed reading about my experience at FIT, and I will be more than happy to answer more questions about my journey. Please, feel free to contact me via Instagram or Email.

Kind Regards,

@carolgenioli

carolina_souzageniol@fitnyc.edu