Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Health and Human Sciences


Summer Study Tours

Apparel Merchandising Summer Study Tours

The fashion industry is a truly global industry, and Baylor University's Apparel Merchandising program exposes students to this exciting aspect through its Summer Study tours.

Tour locations alternate by year, and alternate between the following two itineraries:

New York - Montral: Students spend eleven days visiting designer showrooms, trend forecasting agencies and apparel manufacturers in the US and Canada. Students may receive FCS elective course credits for attending this trip.

Previous appointments have included:

  • Betsey Johnson

  • Cone Denim

  • The Donegar Group forecasting agency

  • Mint Collection NYC

  • Shoshanna

NY and Mont

Europe: An exciting twenty-one day trip through the fashion capitals of Europe. Together with Interior Design students, Apparel Merchandising students are treated to a broad exposure to the many facets of the international apparel industry. In addition to professional appointments, group excursions include visits to art, textile, and costume museums, design schools, manufacturers, palaces and villas. Students may receive FCS elective course credit or credit for FCS 4393 - Trends and Issues in Merchandising for attending this trip.

Companies visited on past tours:

  • Swarovsky

  • Vivienne Westwood

  • Zandra Rhodes

  • Harrods

  • Harvey Nichols

  • Selfridges

  • Victoria & Albert Museum