Most of the people in my school are foreigners (for example, there’s only one Belgian in my class) ; it has nothing to do with Erasmus, or any other study-abroad program, it’s just that whoever wants to come, can. We were about 80 to take the entrance exam last year, for 20 seats in the end. I had artistic, technical, and theoretical tests, and an oral interview with the teachers, where I also had to present a portfolio.
It sounds cheesy but I kind of always wanted to pursue a carreer in fashion, the idea hit me when I was 9 or 10 years old, but i really “got into it” at 13. I still don’t see myself doing something else. I don’t know if I will continue my studies after graduation, I’d like to, but rationally, financially, I don’t think it’s possible. What I do know is that I don’t want to come back to France, I want to live and work far away.
The advice I would give you is to chose well your school, your future work, career and mental health (lol) will depend on it. You don’t do the same thing in La Cambre or CSM or Parsons. Also, it takes a lot of energy and time, not everyone is able to produce the quantity of work you’re asked to. So be prepared to work your ass off.
I’m not comfortable talking about my private life on the internet, so if you have other questions please come off anon, I’d love to help you.