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US: New York Study Tour



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.

Program dates

October 16 – 20, 2019

Application deadline

The application opens on March 18, 2019 and closes on April 18, 2019.

Space is limited to a minimum of 16 and a maximum or 20 students. If the minimum application numbers are not reached by the application deadline, the closing date may be extended.

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Courses and credits

RFPD 3400: Retail Study Tour, 1 credit hour


Program Fee: $2150 per person

Program fee includes: Airfare, hotel, private bus tour, Shuttle to and from New York area airport, metro card, breakfast at the hotel and associated costs for tour organizer.

Out-of Pocket costs include: Transportation between Athens and the Columbus Airport, Parking at the Columbus Airport, accommodations in Columbus the night before the flight (optional), meals, Wi-Fi costs at NYC hotel, incidentals and entry into museums or tourist attractions not on the itinerary.

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Students will be traveling on the same flight with the instructor to and from New York and everyone will be traveling under a group ticket. Students will be responsible for getting themselves to the Columbus Airport on the day of the flight. Students must arrive 2 hours prior to the flight to obtain their ticket from the instructor. Students are encouraged to carpool and, if possible, to travel to Columbus the night before due to the early timing of the flight. Transportation from the New York City Airport to the hotel, and back, will be provided. Students will be given a metro card to use for buses and subways during the tour time period. Alternate transportation, such as Taxis, Uber, or Lyft, are not covered in the program fee and will be at the student’s own expense.

Please note that if flying domestically, you will need to ensure you have to proper identification to pass through airport security (TSA). Due to recent updates to Ohio state licensing laws, if you are an Ohio resident you will need to have either a compliant state ID (driver’s license) or another form of TSA approved documentation to fly domestically after 2020. If you are a non-Ohio resident, please check your state identification to ensure you may use it for domestic air travel or be prepared to show an alternative approved document. For a list of approved documents, visit the TSA acceptable identification page.

Eligibility and selection process

This program is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in the Retail Merchandising and Fashion Program (RFPD) major and minor with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and graduate students in the Apparel Textiles and Merchandising (ATM) Master’s Program.

First priority will be given to RFPD majors and ATM students.

Students will need to apply through the Global Opportunities website and will need to provide a copy of their DARs and a written statement as to why this opportunity would be beneficial to them. 

Selection will be made based on current GPA, major and written statement.

Nominated students must submit a deposit of $200 using a provided form via the Bursar’s office. Once evidence of payment of the deposit is submitted to the instructor, a green slip will be provided. The remainder of the course fee will be billed to the student’s OHIO account.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire conduct policy .

Requesting accessibility accommodation

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow enough time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

For more information, contact:

Lisa Williams
Associate Lecturer – Retail Merchandising and Fashion Product Development Program 
121B McCracken Hall 

E-mail: williaL6@ohio.edu

Phone: 740.597.3122







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