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New York

The NYC Fashion Tour Maymester Program offers fashion merchandising and furnishings and interiors students a chance to learn about the fashion industry in New York City. Through professional visits, fashion merchandising students learn about e-commerce, digital marketing, trend analysis, brand conceptualization and sustainable fashion practices. They familiarize themselves with various fashion auxiliary services, the best practices of social media use in the fashion industry and about launching fashion startups, among many others. Students will also have the opportunity to meet designers of global design houses, stylists, makeup artists, runway models etc. Furnishings and interiors students get to visit a variety of showrooms within the Decoration and Design Building and the NYC Design Center, as well as visit museums like the Cooper Hewitt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additionally, all students attend a Broadway show and explore New York’s vibrant fashion and retail environment. After the visits, students have the opportunity to explore New York and do some shopping as well. The program is open to students from two majors: Fashion Merchandising and Furnishings and Interiors. The program includes visits to various fashion and design companies, museums, landmarks and shows. Students will also have the opportunity to network with professionals and peers from different backgrounds and perspectives. Students will earn 3 credits for TXMI 5710 or TXMI 7710.


  • May 12, 2024 - May 18, 2024. 

Tour Includes

  • 10-12 Corporate Visits; FIT, Musesums, and some sightseeing 
  • 6-night stay at a hotel in the Times Square area
  • Airfare is not included

Approximate Cost

$1,765.00 plus airfare and the cost of the 3 credit hour course. The student is responsible for their own travel to and from NYC. 

The first deposit of $300.00 is due to OGE by March 1, 2024, through the Study Away portal. Balance due May 1, 2024. 

Once accepted, student must register for TXMI 5710/7710 and FSTY 1033 in order to go on the trip. 

*If NYC is open with normal business activity, but there is deemed to be too much risk and UGA makes the decision to cancel, non-refundable payments will not be returned. 

**If a student becomes sick with COVID on the week of trip and can't go, then non-refundable payments will not be returned. If they become sick on the trip, they would also be liable for additional, personal costs (i.e., hotel, medication, food, etc.).

*** If City and State officials deem it unsafe with NYC businesses closing completely, or if the trip is absolutely not feasible due to another pandemic event, natural disaster or terrorist attack, then a full refund of non-refundable payments will be granted.

Information Sessions

  • Meeting times and attendance is required: February 27, 2024 (Tuesday); March 28, 2024 (Thursday); and April 23, 2024 (Tuesday) from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in 308 Dawson Hall. 

Applications close on February 15, 2024. 

The requirements for this trip are:

  • You must be a fashion merchandising or furnishings and interiors major or minor.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • You must have completed or be enrolled in TXMI 3210 or TXMI 3320.
  • You must submit an online application, a statement of purpose, a resume, and two letters of recommendation.
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