Study Abroad

Imagine studying at an international textile school or spending weeks studying printed textiles at one of the most famous textile museums in the world. With Thomas Jefferson University’s Textile Design program, these are exactly the types of opportunities offered to our students to enrich their education and provide them with a greater understanding of the global textile business.

Our programs include:

Heriot Watt University - Borders Campus, Galashiels, Scotland

This semester-long exchange program is for undergraduates studying weave, knit or print.. The campus incorporates a beautifully renovated, turn-of-the century textile mill, housing state-of-the-art textile studios. Students may take studio and technical textile courses in this lovely rural setting in the Scottish countryside.

Massey University - Wellington, New Zealand

Students spend one semester studying fiber art, print and New Zealand culture in this study-abroad program. Students take a blend of college studies courses and textile design courses in this international setting.

Danish Institute for Study Abroad - Copenhagen, Denmark

This six-week summer program brings together students from a range of countries to study textile print design through the Scandinavian design tradition. Additionally, students participate in a nine-day Scandinavian study tour, examining textiles, architecture and interior design.

Short Courses

The Textile Design Program offers short courses for students interested in a condensed international experience. Short courses are held over the Winter and Spring Break periods. Current short course offerings include Italy, Hong Kong and the Dominican Republic.

In addition to the above opportunities, in the past year our students have studied abroad in: Rome, London, Manchester, Seoul, and Melbourne.

More information on the University Study Abroad program.