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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2019 02/17/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/11/2019 05/25/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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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) Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
College/School: FACS Academic Area: Fashion Merchandising, 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

Maymester 2019

 

 

Chinas Influence on Fashion

Earn 3 credit hours during this 13 day (12 in China) Maymester study tour into the heart of the apparel manufacturing industry and the world’s hottest consumer market. This study abroad opportunity offered for the last time features visits to global sourcing companies, apparel manufacturers, designer showrooms, major Western fashion brands’ flagship stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Prada etc., among numerous other professional programs. The professional programs complement fashion merchandising students’ emphases in product development and brand management. The tour has a lot to offer also for students interested in retail, visual merchandising, and interior design.  It is also of interest to any UGA students that are interested in China’s culture and current business practices.  

Program Location

Hong Kong Skyline
 
Hong Kong (4 nights) - Victoria Peak; Central Financial District; Li & Fung Global Sourcing Company; Hong Kong Polytechnic; the Giant Bronze Buddha; Stanley Market; Aberdeen, Feng Shui class etc.
Shanghai (4 nights) - Silk Museum; Sunshine Mills and Factory; Shanghai Museum; The Bund; Oriental Pearl Tower; Shanghai Circus World; Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana etc. Flagship stores; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Garden; Zhujiajiao Water Village etc.
Beijing (4 nights) - Beijing Clothing Institute; Guo Pei’s Atelier; The Great Wall; Tiananmen Square; Forbidden City; Temple of Heaven; Tea Ceremony; Drum Tower; Silk and Pearl Market; Panda Zoo; Hutong Tour by Rickshaw; Cooking and Calligraphy class etc.
Contact Information
Dr. Katalin Medvedev: medvedev@uga.edu
Academic Program (Course Offered)
TXMI 5710 (Undergraduate)/ TXMI 7710 (Graduate) (3 credit hours) China Study Tour in Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
Program Itinerary
May 11 - May 25, 2019
Housing
Twin rooms in upscale 4 star hotels with Western conveniences
 
Salisbury HotelProgram Costs
Approximately $3,900, including, housing, meals and transportation, entrance fees in China (Excluding international airfare, visa, tuition, UGA fees, current passport, one lunch and one dinner, tips). 
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Program Reviews:
Elizabeth Anne Henderson, Maymester 2018 Participant
I especially enjoyed the Shang Hai cultural museum, the Giant Bronze Buddha, the Jade Temple, the Acrobatic show in Shang Hai, and shopping at the Silk and Pearl Market. However, all of our excursions and activities were wonderful and incredibly fun! I have learned so much about China's history, fashion, and cultural mindset that I feel much better prepared to go to Asia and do business in the future.

Grace Elizabeth Auman, Maymester 2018 Participant
This trip was truly incredible! I learned so much from our corporate visits and tours that made me even more excited about my major in Fashion Merchandising. Not only did I learn a lot, I had so much fun exploring China. I met so many great people through this trip that I never would have had the opportunity to meet if it hadn't of been for this trip. I would recommend it to anyone because it is just an awesome experience all around!

Maymester 2018 Participant
This trip was definitely a stretch for my family and I financially but the amount of corporate visits we attend as well as the numerous cultural visits we had planned every day were not something I could have done on my own in this country. The transportation and translators also were a task to organize so overall this trip was worth its price tag.

Maymester 2018 Participant
All of the most famous/culturally unique aspects of China are included as sightseeing on this trip-- trip of a lifetime!

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
It is a great class to take it you've always wanted to visit China and learn more about global sourcing.
     — Berea Antaki, Maymester 2017
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