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

UGA – FACS – Peru Study Abroad: Fashion Supply Chain

Program Location: Peru

Explore the sustainable Fashion Supply Chain in Peru, a country noted for their highest quality alpacas and cottons. Leading Fashion Brands utilize Peruvian sources for their fine products. This program will explore from farm to fashion how sustainable fashion is created. Peru is an ideal location to explore an international fashion supply chain. It has all of the necessary components of the supply chain within a relatively small country that is in proximity to the U.S. and yet has their own unique culture.

Academic Program

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

An on-location study of clothing, textiles, fashion merchandising, and residential interiors and furnishings. Includes lectures by recognized leaders in the fields; meetings with designers, manufacturers, merchants and field trips to designers' showrooms or studios, manufacturing plants, distribution centers, retail stores, and museums.


Program Itinerary

This is a working itinerary and subject to change.

November 7 Study Abroad Reception (returnees & new admits)
March/April (TBA) Program orientation 
May 11, 2020 (Mon) Depart USA
May 12 2020 (Tues) Arrive & Acclimation, City Tour and Welcome Dinner  in Areguipa Peru
May 13, 2020 (Wed) Company visits to Alpaca farm, fiber processing and textile museum / PM Fabric Mill visit
May 14, 2020 (Thur) Company visit to Apparel manufacturer / PM visit archeological museum
May 15, 2020 (Fri) Company visit to local retailer & Exporter / Free afternoon
May 16, 2020(Sat) Travel to Cusco, visit Sacred Valley & Awanacancha to learn about varioius types of camelid
May 17, 2020  (Sun) Cultural tour and Andean weaving demo & classes
May 18, 2020 (Mon)  All day visit to Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary
May 19, 2020 (Tues) Cusco city tour and Retail shopping, visit Maximo Laura Museum
May 20, 2020 (Wed) Travel to Lima, Lima City Tour
May 21, 2020 (Thur) Visit Universidad Agraria la Molina and learn about wool classification and testing.Farewell Dinner
May 22, 2020 (Fri)  Return home



10 nights hotel accomodations in twin rooms
     - Arequipa: 4 nights in Casa Andina
     - Valle Sagrado: 2 nights in La Casona de Yucay
     - Cusco: 2 nights in Ximo Cusco
     - Lima: 2 nights in Brirania Miraflores
Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel, wireless internet, hotel taxes, service charges, and applicable meal gratuities included.

Program Costs

See "Cost of Attendance" sheet at the top of this brochure for dollar estimates. Basic cost breakdown for study abroad includes:

  • Program fee for student travel (including accommodations, group excursions, meals, etc.);
  • Tuition and fees for academic courses;
  • International airfare estimate; and
  • Personal spending money estimate.  
Speak with a UGA Financial Aid Advisor about how to apply the HOPE scholarship and other financial aid to study abroad expenses


  • Satisfactory academic and disciplinary records, and strong references.
  • Enrollment is limited (Likewise, a minimum enrollment count must be met to confirm program).
  • Pre-requisite courses, if any, will be enforced.

Admission Process

Admissions are rolling after the Oct. 15 decision date, and only applications marked "complete" by that time will receive a decision. Admission decisions will be sent via the application portal. Students will have a limited time to accept or decline an admission offer before the spot passes to another candidate. Students who accept the offer of admission must pay a non-refundable $300 deposit to confirm their place in the program and register for courses.

Contact Information

Mr. Gregory Vessels, Program Co-Director

Phone: 706-542-4884

317 Dawson Hall 
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

Dr. Lilia Gomez-Lanier, Program Co-Director

Phone: 706-542-8777

213 Barrow Hall 
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

This program is currently not accepting applications.