If you’ve ever wondered how you can get into the industry of making performance jackets, shoes, and packs, you might want to consider studying in France.
The new Performance Sports Textile and Footwear program has been combined with the International Sales Specialists in Sports program at IUT Annecy to create an in-depth Bachelor’s degree that will come in handy in the outdoor industry. The program will take seven months to complete with a three-month internship with a brand in the outdoor industry.
Not only would you be learning some cool skills, but you would be living in an exceptional natural environment with mountains and lakes to ski, hike, and participate in other outdoor shenanigans. The region is recognized as a key hub for the industry in Europe.
It’s a small class size—20 students—and the candidates are selected based on their motivation and transcripts. In other words, you’ve got to really want to make it in this business and have some skills to show that you mean it. The good thing is that you don’t need any prior knowledge or studies in technical textiles. You do need two years of university-level studies, be fluent in English, and have an interest in outdoor sports and sports industry in general.