Dear Career Girl:
I am fifteen years old and I live in Denmark. So I would like to know if there is a chance for me to get into FIDM. I already know that I want to be in the fashion business, but not in Denmark.
Yes, there are many international students who attend FIDM. In fact, there is a staff member on each campus (San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County) dedicated to assisting students with their visa needs. Plus there are numerous
support services including orientation, student activity meetings, and
cultural exchange events organized to make the transition to living
in California as easy as possible.
As a student at FIDM, you could join the Cross Cultural Student Alliance, a club on campus where members can meet, network, and make new friends from around the world.
In the mean time, it's not too early for you to start getting experience in the fashion industry! Copenhagen Fashion Week is in August; maybe you could sign up to be a volunteer. Any exposure you have to the fashion world, the better for your career.
Oh, and guess what—if you do end up moving to Los Angeles, I want you to know that there is an amazing authentic Danish bakery just down the street from campus. It's called Hygge Bakery, and they offer a 20% discount to FIDM Students!
All the best to you,
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