Earn 3 credit hours during this 13 day (12 in China) Maymester study tour into the heart of the apparel manufacturing industry and the world’s hottest consumer market. This study abroad opportunity features visits to global sourcing companies, apparel manufacturers, designer showrooms, major Western fashion brands’ flagship stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Prada etc., among numerous other professional programs. The professional programs complement fashion merchandising students’ emphases in product development and brand management. The tour has a lot to offer also for students interested in retail, visual merchandising, and interior design. It is also of interest to any UGA students that are interested in China’s culture and current business practices.
Total cost: Approximately $3,900, including, housing in twin rooms in 4 star hotels, meals and transportation within China, entrance fees in China (Excluding international airfare, visa, tuition and UGA fees, current passport, one lunch and one dinner, tips).
Dates: May 11-25, 2019
Spaces available for 2019: 15
TXMI 5710 (Undergraduate)/ TXMI 7710 (Graduate) (3 credit hours) China Study Tour in Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
Meeting times during spring semester will be on Wednesdays at 5 PM in Dawson Hall, Room TBA
Visits to the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing were among the places that fourteen UGA students explored during the FACS China Study Tour May 12 – 24, 2018. Lead by the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors faculty member, Linda Lyons, the students had the opportunity to learn about the global supply chain from leaders in the fashion industry, such as Li & Fung, as well as textile manufacturers, such as The Sunshine Group and Fulida. One of the highlights from the trip included meeting internationally renowned courtier, Guo Pei, and visiting her atelier in Beijing. Cultural visits and activities included walking on The Great Wall of China, attending an ancient tea ceremony, dining in the home of a local Chinese family, and climbing the 200 stairs to enjoy the view from the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Students agreed that the 11-day “life-changing” experience in China has influenced their career goals and expanded their understanding of the Chinese people and the global marketplace.