Overview

Do you dream of being a renowned designer, stylist, or the next Anna Wintour? Then join us at the University of Southern California to see what it takes to pursue a career in fashion. Industry veterans will guide and mentor you during your exploration of the ever-changing fashion scene. 

Learn at USC

Experience America is proud to partner with University of Southern California in Los Angeles to enable you to explore your passions and see the many opportunities in the growing fashion industry. During this course, veteran fashion instructors will give an overview of how ideas become products in the fashion industry, guiding you through the concept to consumer process.

You'll explore the many creative avenues of fashion including draping, garment cutting, sketching, pattern drafting, and more! Apply your knowledge in individual and group projects and undergo the transformative experience of seeing your ideas come to life!

Experience Los Angeles

Project Fashion is not an ordinary summer camp. It is a world-class travel experience featuring the best attractions LA has to offer, along with local shopping excursions, hip restaurants, and beach days. Activites include: 

  • Universal Studios
  • LA Dodger's Game
  • Venice Beach
  • Concert on the Santa Monica Pier
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour
  • Rodeo Drive
  • LACMA 
  • Karaoke Party

Live at USC

You will live in the University of Southern California’s (USC) dorms to see what it’s like to live on a college campus and enjoy all the perks! In addition to the food provided at USC, you will taste our favorite local spots, catered meals, and food trucks. 

So this summer, let your imagination run wild in LA and see what kind of magic you can create. 

Cost and Session Information

High School  (15-17)- July 1st - July 14th, 2018

Overnight: $4,500

Day: $2,500

Middle School (12-14)- July 1st - July 10th, 2018

Overnight:  $2,900

Day: $1,500

All Inclusive Experience:

  • Education: You will attend 10 days of class throughout the program, learning from professionals and guest lecturers.
  • Housing: 

    Get the chance to stay at the prestigious University of Southern California (USC), living in the university residences.

  • Food: We provide three nutritous meals a day - a mix of food on campus and the best things to eat around the city.
  • Transportation: No need for bus money. We provide private transportation throughout the program, including airport pick up and drop off.
  • Activities: No hidden fees here! All activities and outings are included in the experience - the very best the city has to offer.
  • Fashion Company Tours: See what it’s like to work in the fashion industry with private behind-the-scenes company tours.
  • 24/7 Service & Support: We are available 24/7 to ensure each and every student is taken care of.
  • Insurance: We provide premium medical and travel insurance for international students.

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5 Participant Reviews

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Best Experience Ever!

Best Experience Ever!

5
Reviewed on 8/8/2018 by

I’m not exaggerating when I say that going to Project Fashion LA for two weeks was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I got to live in college dorms with amazing roommates (all 7 of them) who I still keep in touch with. The instructors and counselors were so helpful and friendly both during AND outside of classes that I even miss having them around to check up on us. As a rising senior (graduating 2019) in high school, the whole camp was a great opportunity for me to experience what it’s like to attend a college and study in a prospective major. The time flew by so quickly that I’m hoping to come back next year as a counselor to learn and see even more.

So much fun

So much fun

5
Reviewed on 8/5/2018 by

I had a great time on this camp because I learned so much about fashion and went to so many cool places. The counselors and staff were fantastic and a big thanks to them for helping me with my injury - when I got sick they made sure I was taken care of, so thank you.

Project fashion 2018

Project fashion 2018

5
Reviewed on 8/1/2018 by

This was my first time going somewhere alone and California is really far. The project fashion team assured my mom so many times as she was really scared. Project fashion was honestly the highlight of my summer. It was a great experience for me. Everyone was so nice and I made great friends there. Shout out to the whole team for making my summer. It was great to learn so much about fashion while having fun in LA with friends. Thank you so much everyone. And for anyone who’s thinking about doing this program and reading my reviews right now definitely go, you will make so many new friends and learn so much.

Project Fashion: An Undeniably Amazing Experience

Project Fashion: An Undeniably Amazing Experience

5
Reviewed on 7/15/2018 by

Project Fashion was easily the most incredible experience of my life. The classroom time of the program allows you to delve into the many different factors of the fashion industry. Each day you are learning about yet another job within the industry that many never knew existed. The classes are completely hands-on, letting you see what it really takes to get a product from concept to market. I couldn't have asked for anything more; the Experience America team has truly created a perfect formula. The staff of the program were absolutely incredible. They really focus on making the experience personal and make it their number one goal to have you feel safe and comfortable. I always felt right at home. Another incredibly unique thing about this program was being able to bond with people who shared my same passion for fashion design. We were such a diverse group, but we were able to mesh perfectly, starting with the common ground of fashion. I made connections on this trip that I know I will be able to use in the professional world, and I have made friendships that I am sure will be lifelong. The amazing thing about this program is that you also get to experience the different areas of LA, which is a key area for the fashion industry. The activities allowed us to grow closer as a group and just let loose. Signing up for Project Fashion was the best thing that I ever did, and I wouldn't change the experience for the world.

Project Fashion!

Project Fashion!

5
Reviewed on 7/14/2018 by

I just got back from this program today and I absolutely loved it! I loved the staff, teachers, counselors, and especially the other campers! I learned so much about fashion and specifically learned more about the product development side of the fashion industry. We got the opportunity to go on company tours that gave all of us campers a look inside what it is like to actually work in fashion. I loved it at Project Fashion and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in design or the business side of the industry.

5 Participant Reviews

Write a Review
Best Experience Ever!

Best Experience Ever!

5
Reviewed on 8/8/2018 by

I’m not exaggerating when I say that going to Project Fashion LA for two weeks was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I got to live in college dorms with amazing roommates (all 7 of them) who I still keep in touch with. The instructors and counselors were so helpful and friendly both during AND outside of classes that I even miss having them around to check up on us. As a rising senior (graduating 2019) in high school, the whole camp was a great opportunity for me to experience what it’s like to attend a college and study in a prospective major. The time flew by so quickly that I’m hoping to come back next year as a counselor to learn and see even more.

So much fun

So much fun

5
Reviewed on 8/5/2018 by

I had a great time on this camp because I learned so much about fashion and went to so many cool places. The counselors and staff were fantastic and a big thanks to them for helping me with my injury - when I got sick they made sure I was taken care of, so thank you.

Project fashion 2018

Project fashion 2018

5
Reviewed on 8/1/2018 by

This was my first time going somewhere alone and California is really far. The project fashion team assured my mom so many times as she was really scared. Project fashion was honestly the highlight of my summer. It was a great experience for me. Everyone was so nice and I made great friends there. Shout out to the whole team for making my summer. It was great to learn so much about fashion while having fun in LA with friends. Thank you so much everyone. And for anyone who’s thinking about doing this program and reading my reviews right now definitely go, you will make so many new friends and learn so much.

Project Fashion: An Undeniably Amazing Experience

Project Fashion: An Undeniably Amazing Experience

5
Reviewed on 7/15/2018 by

Project Fashion was easily the most incredible experience of my life. The classroom time of the program allows you to delve into the many different factors of the fashion industry. Each day you are learning about yet another job within the industry that many never knew existed. The classes are completely hands-on, letting you see what it really takes to get a product from concept to market. I couldn't have asked for anything more; the Experience America team has truly created a perfect formula. The staff of the program were absolutely incredible. They really focus on making the experience personal and make it their number one goal to have you feel safe and comfortable. I always felt right at home. Another incredibly unique thing about this program was being able to bond with people who shared my same passion for fashion design. We were such a diverse group, but we were able to mesh perfectly, starting with the common ground of fashion. I made connections on this trip that I know I will be able to use in the professional world, and I have made friendships that I am sure will be lifelong. The amazing thing about this program is that you also get to experience the different areas of LA, which is a key area for the fashion industry. The activities allowed us to grow closer as a group and just let loose. Signing up for Project Fashion was the best thing that I ever did, and I wouldn't change the experience for the world.

Project Fashion!

Project Fashion!

5
Reviewed on 7/14/2018 by

I just got back from this program today and I absolutely loved it! I loved the staff, teachers, counselors, and especially the other campers! I learned so much about fashion and specifically learned more about the product development side of the fashion industry. We got the opportunity to go on company tours that gave all of us campers a look inside what it is like to actually work in fashion. I loved it at Project Fashion and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in design or the business side of the industry.

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