Study Tour New York City
Offered every other academic year
The Department’s study tour of New York City offers exciting learning opportunities for students majoring in apparel and merchandising and interior architecture and design. Students who wish to participate enroll in a 3-credit semester course that involves classroom learning and a week-long field study in New York City. While in New York, students visit firms in the apparel and interior design industries and engage in a variety of cultural and entertainment activities, which may include visiting historic sites and museums, taking in a Manhattan dinner cruise, and attending Broadway shows.
Apparel and Merchandising students visit designer studios and showrooms, fashion forecasting and market research firms, accessory and textile companies, production facilities, fashion media organizations, and retail headquarters to learn about industry operations and career opportunities in the apparel industry. Interior Architecture and Design students visit architectural and design firms, tour project sites and showrooms, and network with design practitioners to advance their appreciation of industry practices and professionalism.
Study Tour International
The department also offers a variety of international study opportunities that provide students with an understanding of cultural, economic, environmental, political, and social issues across the globe.
Past study tours include visits to Guatemala, Hong Kong & Thailand, India, and the U.K. Students who participate in international study tours learn about the many factors – aesthetics and design, labor and production, profitability, social responsibility, sustainability, and technology – that influence local and international business decisions and operations.
Please note: The Department’s ability to offer study tours is contingent upon student interest (i.e., enrollment) as well as economic and political factors.
Upcoming Study Tours
See the World Education Abroad
As part of the University’s mission to internationalize the educational experience of all students, Colorado State University offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of education abroad programs. The education abroad experience provides students with knowledge and appreciation of cultures, languages, and perspectives critical for engagement in the global environment.
In recent years, our students have studied in Australia, England, France, Italy, New Zealand, and Spain and have participated in Semester at Sea.