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Retail and Fashion Merchandising New York Study Tour

New York skyline


New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world and in preparing our students to enter this world, it is important to learn about the different aspects of the industry by witnessing this first hand at companies and corporate offices within the city. Students will have the opportunity to make connections between their classroom experiences and the reality of the Apparel and Retail industry through this educational excursion. Students will explore different aspects of the Apparel and Retail Industries through interacting with employees, managers, and business professional along with on-site visitations to apparel and retail companies in New York City. 


Students travel to and stay in New York City for about 4 days (Wednesday – Sunday). On Wednesday – Friday, students visit a variety of retail companies representing various aspects of the industry from trend forecasting to retail sales.

Companies that were visited during the last tour in Fall 2019:

  • Design Works International
  • ESP TrendLab
  • Kleinfeld Bridal
  • Herman Miller
  • NES Group Jewelry
  • Union Bay
  • Kate Spade
  • WGSN
  • Fab Scrap
  • Lafayette 148




Academic Credit

RFM 3400: Retail Study Tour, 1 credit hour 

Cost & Scholarship Availability

Associated costs are provided on the program webpage linked below. Scholarships available, financial aid may be applied.