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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research, Independent Study, Study-Travel Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type:

Group Housing



Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: FACS
Academic Area: Merchandising, Textile Minimum number of credit hours: 3
Maximum number of credit hours: 3 Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:



China Study Abroad: Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors

Earn 3 credit hours during this 12-day Maymester adventure into the heart of the apparel manufacturing industry. This study abroad opportunity features visits to global sourcing companies, textile manufacturers, designer showrooms, and product development studios. You will experience Chinese culture, architecture, art, cuisine, history, and fashion in three burgeoning cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing, in addition to guided field trips to many of the iconic landmarks of China. 

Program Location

Hong Kong (3 nights) - Victoria’s Peak, Central Financial District, Architectural Tour/River Cruise, Li and Fung, Oxford Products International Limited. Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Shanghai (3 nights) - The Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Silk Museum, Acrobatic Shanghai Circus World, Shanghai Tang, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, SC Global Sourcing Inc.
Beijing (5 nights) – The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Tea Ceremony, Drum Tower, Beijing Clothing Institute, Guo Pei’s Atelier - Rose Studio Fashion Co. Ltd., 798 Art District, Silk and Pearl Market Shopping, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw.

Contact Information

Linda Lyons:

McNeel Young Kennon:

Academic Program (Course Offered)

TXMI 5710 (Undergraduate) / 7710 (Graduate) (3 credit hours) China Study Tour in Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors

Program Itinerary

May 12-24, 2018


Housing is provided by upscale, local hotel chains that feature Western conveniences.

Program Costs

Approximately $4,890. (Excluding tuition, related UGA fees, and a current passport.)

Program Ratings:
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Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
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Visiting the companies were the best experience because I was able to imagine myself working for one of these companies.
     — Berea Antaki, Maymester 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.