Study Tours | Merchandising & Digital Retailing

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. 15 $500)
Semester: 8W; Sumer, 2019- May 13 - July 12
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019. ($100 Application Fee)
Depart: May 15, 2019
Return: May 31, 2019
Class: MDSE 4003
Application informationClick here to view application

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 digital and physical 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: Ms. Michelle Burton 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 Ms. Michelle Burton 342D or in the CMHT main office (Chilton 331).
Class: MDSE 4002
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MDSE 2490, HFMD 2400, or DRTL 2090
Application: Download here

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 south to the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, which are both 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: January 31, 2019
Depart: May 19, 2019
Return: May 23, 2019
Class: MDSE 4000.002
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in DRTL 2090, MDSE 2490, or HFMD 2400
Application: Download here


Travel with UNT professors and students to Europe. Immerse yourself in a different culture, network with professional contacts abroad learn more about the history of european dress, and increase career opportunities, discover yourself and embrace your new-found independence.

Contact: Dr. Sanjukta Pookulangara, Dr. Tammy Kinley
Approximate cost: $6,200 (Additional expenses include airfare, passport, visa, transit meals and course materials)
Semester: 8W Summer
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019.
Depart: May 17, 2019
Return: June 1, 2019
Class: MDSE 4004 & 4660 or 4910, CMHT 5000 & 5660 or 5910
Application informationClick here to view application

New York Study Tour

Students will experience the fashion and home furnishings industries through visits to retail corporate offices, industry support organizations, retail establishments, and more.

Contact: Ms. Marissa Zorola
Approximate cost: $1,400 
Semester: 8W Summer
Application Deadline: January 18, 2019.
Depart: May 19, 2019
Return: May 25, 2019
Class: MDSE 4001.001
Download informationClick here to download