Study Tours

Study Tours

China Study Tour

A study in product development including textiles, manufacturing, sourcing, logistics, retail, and culture.

Contact: Ms. Kristina Bruder,
Approximate cost: $3,500 (Excluding tuition, most meals, and airfare-deposit due Feb. 1st $500)
Semester: May 13 - 30
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Depart: May 13, 2018
Return: May 30, 2018
Classes: 4660, 4003
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Dallas Study Tour

This course is designed to engage students in an intense study of an area pertinent to the field of merchandising.  Dallas serves as a prime venue for those pursuing a career in merchandising.  Students will experience the fashion and home furnishings industries through visits to manufacturing facilities, retail establishments, retail corporate offices, and industry support organizations.

Class will meet each Friday during the semester.  We will travel to the Dallas area on nine of the Fridays and will meet on campus from 9:00 to noon on the remaining days.  Transportation will be provided via chartered bus leaving the Denton campus at 8:00 am and returning to Denton at noon.  All students will be required to travel on the bus.  

Contact: Mrs. Laura Storm for details
Approximate cost: $200 (The advertised price may fluctuate depending on the number of students registering for the course and other external unforeseen factors.)
Semester: Fall and Spring semesters
Apply: Submit all application materials to Mrs. Storm in Chilton 355F or in the CMHT main office (Chilton 331).
Classes: MDSE 4002
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MDSE 2490, HFMD 2400, or DRTL 2090
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Digital Study Tour – Seattle, Portland, San Francisco

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This course is designed to expose students to the Digital Retailing industry and engage them in an intense study of key impact online businesses. The route begins in Seattle, then travels by train South along the coastline to Portland, Oregon, and finally to the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, which are all prime locations for pursuing a career in eCommerce and digital occupations. Students benefit from an exclusive behind the scenes viewpoint, meeting with industry executives and experiencing firsthand how websites are built and maintained as well as how the supporting technologies are integrated and utilized. During this fast-paced 5 day living and learning experience, students tour corporate headquarters facilities of marquis retailers and social media giants while also experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of the U.S. West coast.

Contact: Ms. Linda Mihalick,
Approximate cost: $1600 (Excluding tuition, airfare, most meals)
Semester: 3W1
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Depart: May 20, 2018
Return: May 24, 2018
Classes: MDSE 4000.002
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in DRTL 2090, MDSE 2490, or HFMD 2400
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Tour the highlands of Ecuador and gain new perspectives on the textile and apparel industry. Students visit small cottage craft factories and industries that fuel the Ecuadorian and similar third-world economies to study apparel, textile craft, sourcing and product development. Create a fabric design and hand-print a length of fabric with native craftsmen.

Contact: Dr. Tammy Kinley,
Approximate cost: $5,111.14 (Additional expenses include airfare, passport, visa, transit meals and course materials)
Semester: 8W Summer
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Depart: June 14, 2018
Return: June 25, 2018
Classes: ART 4120 & CMHT 4000, ART 5900 & CMHT 5000
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Travel with UNT professors and students to Europe. Immerse yourself in a different culture, network with professional contacts abroad, increase career opportunities, discover yourself and embrace your new-found independence.

Contact: Dr. Sanjukta Pookulangara, Dr. Tammy Kinley
Approximate cost: $6,172.41 (Additional expenses include airfare, passport, visa, transit meals and course materials)
Semester: 8W Summer
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018.
Depart: May 18, 2018
Return: June 2, 2018
Classes: MDSE 4004 & 4660 or 4910, CMHT 5000 & 5660 or 5910
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