Due to COVID-19, we are looking for ways to start our Fashion Summer Sessions again : stay tuned !


Since 2002, the Fashion Summer Session is a summer abroad session organised by Modalyon. It has been welcoming every year about 30 advanced students and young professionals with different backgrounds from all over the world to immerse themselves into the extraordinary world of French Fashion… all while building an international network. Wanna join the tribe?

Broaden your fashion knowledge

From history of fashion to today’s international luxury challenges, not only does this study-abroad program offers a cultural experience focused on the French culture and fashion know-how, it also gives students and young professionals from all over the world a condensed overview future challenges of luxury businesses. 

For 3 weeks, students will have the opportunity to learn from practicing professionals and will benefit from some behind-the-scene secrets from luxury and fashion houses.

Lyon, capital of silk

You will be surprised by its fashion history background.

The industry of silk is deeply related to the city of Lyon, producing fabrics for Versailles and the royal courts, this industry remains until today a vibrant European hub for fashion production and a hot spot for young designers and luxury houses. 

Not to mention that Lyon is a very pleasant city which has been chosen as Europe’s best weekend destination in the World Travel Awards 2016!

Take the chance to live your passion for fashion

Learn different perspective from different people !

Have you ever wanted to learn about your passion from another point of view? Or wanted to debate about it with fellow students from all over the world? Studying abroad is a unique opportunity to learn, to extend your network, and getting to know yourself.

It’s also a way to make new friends and experience together the French way of living, to learn more about the culture, to feel the social atmosphere and to discover the French cuisine.



Program length: 3 weeks full-time

This program is subject to change and will be regularly updated !

50 hours of Lectures & Workshop

Culture & Heritage
History of Fashion
Fashion & Literature
History of Textile
Fashion Photographers

Business & Innovation 
Luxury Branding
International Marketing
Fashion Marketing
Visual Merchandising
Fashion Tech

10 hours of Cultural Visits

Museum of fabrics, Lyon
Museum of decorative arts, Paris
The National Center of Stage Costumes, Moulins
Museum-workshop of Hat, Chazelles sur Lyon
Musée Saint Georges (traditional silk manufacture), Lyon

+ One-day trip to Paris

Showrooms Meeting & Cultural exhibitions

+ 3 top speakers

In art, luxury and fashion



« Spending a month in France is one way to enrich our world and change our way of thinking. »

Ayaka – Kyoristu Women’s University (Tokyo, Japan)

« I learnt a lot about how the textile & apparel industry is so important to Lyon. Honestly, before coming I didn’t know much about the city. »

Carly – University of Rhode Island
(Providence, USA)

« Fashion is not my main field of study. Therefore, this session has broadened my knowledge of various fields that can be studied relating to fashion. Not only was it a cultural experience, but the wealth of knowledge shared and connections that have been introduced, can only be beneficial to me. »

Maxine – Stellenbosh University
(Stellenbosh, South Africa)




Make sure you’re made for the program :


Students and/or professionals with a license or B.A in Arts or Business


In English please!



Special price for groups from the same university : contact us for more information !

The price includes lectures, campus accommodation, metro card, transportation and entry tickets to scheduled visits. 

It does not include personal expenses and transportation from the country of origin to Lyon.



34 rue de la Charite – 69002 LYON, France