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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 Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: FACS
Academic Area: Fashion Merchandising Language of Instruction: English
Scholarship Availability: Yes
Program Description:

This program will not be running in 2020. For information about 2021, please contact the program director.

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Fashion Merchandising New York Study Tour (*This program is currently full)

Description of program: This seven-day trip to New York City will provide a new understanding of the fashion business as it relates to both Furnishing and Interior majors and Merchandising majors. We will have structured visits with corporate offices, showrooms, and studios during the day followed by the educational free time each evening. The structured visits will aid in your professional development as well as help to conceptualize your future career. This is a great way to establish your network of contacts for possible internship opportunities and to understand what career path is best for you.

Included in the tour price are corporate and design studio visits with a guide, transportation (airfare, airport transfers, unlimited metro passes), 6-night stay at a mid-town hotel, a Broadway show and entrance to the MET Museum. Additionally, you will explore historical landmarks and enjoy free time to experience NYC on your own.
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

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 PizzaThe Wingate, 235 West 35th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. 
  • Modern, Many Amenities.
  • 4 students per room
  • Breakfast is provided by the hotel.
  • This hotel is close to 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:
Maymester 2019 Participant
I gained more knowledge, experiences, and friendships than I thought possible during this program.

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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.