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Trip to London and Paris

May 18-28, 2014

DEADLINE without penalty has passed.

$250 Late fee

Family & Consumer Sciences is planning a trip to London and Paris  on May 18, 2014 and ending May 28. There will be a specialized emphasis placed on interior design/architecture and fashion. All students and alumni are welcome. The trip will be 11 days including flight.

Our departure will be from Washington D.C. There are many points of interest such as: Versailles, Galaries Lafayette, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral. We will stroll down the avenue de Montaigne and the Champs Elysee, see the Arch de Triumph and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs (a part of the Louvre). There also will be a walking tour of the Latin Quarters and other fascinating sites.

In London we will see the architectural sites such as Trafalgar square, Big Ben, houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace (if scheduled).We will also tour Windsor Castle and the Tower of London. We plan to see decorative arts, from costumes to furniture in the Victoria-Albert museum

If you are interested and want to get more details go online to EF Tours and type in the numbers 1393188RW for details. The approximate total price is $3991 for students under 30 and $4261 for adults over 30. You will need to visit the EF website for current quotes. You do not have to pay the full amount, but a down payment would hold your reservation.  Automatic monthly payment is the easiest way to pay. You need to call the 877 number found on the EF site for exact information.




Online Enrollment:

Enroll by Phone:

  • Call EF Customer Accounts at 877-485-4184

Enroll by Fax:

  • Fax completed application form to 617-619-1698

NOTE: It is important that you contact Mrs. Ruth Gomes before you register. Register your name (including middle name) as it appears on your passport.







Past Paris Fashion Tours


Simone Sauvage shares his experience as a new and successful designer. We saw many of his creations in the Pop-Up Store.


May 2010

One of our highlights was to visit the workroom of hat designer Isadora Ducasse. She designed hats for the Paris Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Spring/Summer collection  of 2010. We cannot wait to see the next Jean Paul Gaultier's collection, for we will be looking for Isadora's hats. See our models with Isadora on the left.

Intensive in New York, New York

Tour the New York City Fashion Industry Oct. 5-10, 2014

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Spend 6 days/5 nights in America’s fashion capital NEW YORK CITY.  Get a behind the scenes look at many of the key companies and industry leaders related to fashion retailing and the fashion industry.  Itinerary may include visits with a fashion designer in his/her showroom, accessory designer seminar, textile producer, color forecaster, fashion merchandiser, fashion photographer, editor of major fashion magazine or trade publication, visual display artist, costuming for theater, attend a Broadway show, view a museum collection, sight-seeing, and of course, shopping!

Students will complete pre-and post-tour assignments.

The entire group will be transported (by train or plane) from Lynchburg, VA. The tour will take place during Fall Break: Oct. 5-10, 2014.

The estimated cost of the trip is $2,300. (quote from 2013) The cost is based on 16 participates. Extra money will be needed for meals, and personal expenses.   

The New York City Fashion Industry Tour is open to any student who is interested in the fashion industry, regardless of major, and there are no pre-requisite requirements. 

For Further Information and to Register: 
Contact Mrs. Matalie Howard, Assistant Professor of FACS, at       

L.U.students with Betsy Hilfiger at Tommy Hilfiger.   L.U.students at Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).