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  • Locations: New York, NY, United States;
  • 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:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s)
College/School: FACS Academic Area: Fashion Merchandising
Language Program: No Language of Instruction: English
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Location: Off-Campus
Program Description:

May 16, 2021-May 22, 2021

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Fashion Merchandising New York Study Tour

Description of program: The New York Study Away Maymester Program offers fashion merchandising and interior design students an action-packed schedule. Through professional visits, 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. Additionally, they attend a Broadway show, visit the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit 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. 
Students sign up for TXMI 5710 for 3 undergraduate credits or TXMI 7710 3 for graduate credits. Approximate cost: $1,000 + airfare
Virtual informational sessions in Fall 2020 are:
September 23, Wednesday 6 p.m. (
October 6th, Tuesday 6 p.m.
November 17th, Wednesday at 6 p.m. 
The program director for the 2021 Maymester is Dr. Katalin Medvedev
For further information contact Dr. Medvedev at or Sha’Mira Covington at

Program Location

This program will take place in New York City, NY 

Program Director and Course Leaders

Program Director: Dr. Katalin Medvedev
Professor of Merchandising
Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Furnishings
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
The University of Georgia
319 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens Georgia 30602
Telephone: 706-542-4892

Teaching Assistant: Sha'Mira Covington
PhD Student
Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Furnishings
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
The University of Georgia
313 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens Georgia 30602

Academic Program

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TXMI 5710 3 Credit Hours - This course serves as a professional elective course and also fulfill the University of Georgia's Experiential Learning requirement.  

Housing and Meals

FACS in NYC PizzaNYC- Times Square
  • Modern, Many Amenities.
  • Shared rooms
  • Breakfast is provided by the hotel.
  • This hotel is in Times Square, all metro, shopping, food, etc.

Program Itinerary

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While studying in New York, students will:
  • Meet with industry leaders in their own creative environments to discuss the nature of the industry, their company success, and possible career options
  • Gain a broader knowledge of how design trends originate, develop and are apply to projects and products
  • Gain insights into the NYC design community
  • Experience the culture, history and society of NYC
  • Tour MET museum
  • Keep a thought-provoking daily journal of experiences in order to receive course credit
  • Go see a Broadway show with friends
  • Explore historical landmarks
  • Enjoy free time to experience NYC on their own
  • Shop! Shop!

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Program Reviews:
Mckenzie Taylor Cottle, Maymester 2019 Participant
The firms we visited gave us real applicable information for what we have been learning in our classes. It was cool that we got to ask questions and see all we have learned in action in New York City. It was also great how much variety there was in the firms so we could see all the different things you could do in our industry.

Mckenzie Taylor Cottle, Maymester 2019 Participant
This trip shows a different side of New York than the usual tourist trip, and it gives a great opportunity to experience what it would be like to live and work in NYC. I highly recommend this for students who either want to intern there or are interested in moving there after graduation.

Maymester 2019 Participant
I gained more knowledge, experiences, and friendships than I thought possible during this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.