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Fashion Merchandising in New York

This program includes pre-program orientation meetings on the Texas State University campus in the summer 2022 semester. This program will meet for class on the Texas State University campus during the 2022 summer semester, and will also include a six-day field trip to study fashion merchandising in New York City in June 2022. 

2017 program students at Vince Camuto offices


Summer 2022 Term: June 6 - July 1, 2022

Program Travel: June 5 - June 10, 2022

Orientation Meetings: April 14, 2022

Required:   Six-day field trip to New York City

What Students Will Learn

2017 program students on a site visit As part of the program experience, students get an in-depth look at the fashion industry, learn from industry professionals, and witnessed how this multifaceted industry offers exciting careers within merchandising, wholesale, styling, trend, and retail analytics. Students have the opportunity to incorporate real-world situations into experience and witness and practice key concepts that are relevant to their Fashion Merchandising degree.

Assignments and seminars focus on the key forces driving change in the retail industry with a focus on trends that will matter most. Students also have the opportunity to build upon future partnerships and mentoring relationships, as well as explore internship opportunities for the future.

Program includes:

  • 6 day/5 night visit in a Deluxe Hotel with shuttle service to/from airport
  • 6 days of visits with Key Industry Leaders in the Fashion Industry
  • Internship Seminar
  • NYC Educational Shopping Tour
  • Assortment Planning Seminar
  • Lunch at Fashion Industry Corporate Office
  • 1 Group Dinner
  • Ticket to Popular Show
  • Ticket to Current Fashion Exhibit at NYC Museum

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Course Options

FM 4320 Fashion Merchandising in Domestic Markets

CRN 52519

Important: To ensure your place in this program, you must complete the program application and then receive approval from Ms. Romo.

Tuition and Program Fee

3 Hours (1 Course)

Undergraduate $922.08


The additional program fee includes lodging, travel in New York City, one group dinner, Broadway show ticket, fashion industry site visits, educational shopping trip, and additional on-site programming: $2,410

Important Note: Airfare and personal expenses, including most meals and purchases on the shopping trip, are not included in the program fee. The course tuition and program fee is billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.


All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Important COVID-19 Information

All participants in Texas State Study in America programs adhere to the health guidelines in the Texas State University Roadmap, including the Health and Safety Measures and Student Roadmap page. The guidelines provided for protecting health and safety on campus also apply to field locations and travel in this Study in America program.

The field/travel portion of the program is subject to change and/or cancellation. If the field portion of the program is canceled, Study in America, in collaboration with the academic departments and program providers, will make every effort to develop online, virtual field experiences as alternatives to the field/travel experiences. If instruction continues with virtual field experiences, Texas State Study in America will refund or discount the additional program fee (not course tuition).

Texas State will not be able to provide refunds for canceled airline tickets, nor purchase new return airline tickets, should students be required to return home earlier than originally planned. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase flexible and fully refundable tickets as well as Cancellation For Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance.

New York City and State Requirements

Currently, New York City does not require vaccination or masks in all public indoor spaces. However, individual businesses may require vaccination or masks to enter. Visit NYC Health's COVID-19 page for further information. New York State still requires masks on public transit. Visit New York State's COVID-19 page for further information.

Applying to the Program

  1. Complete and submit the program application
  2. Complete and submit the Approval Request to Travel during an Ongoing Pandemic form immediately after submitting the program application
  3. Receive approval from Ms. Romo and the Office of Distance and Extended Learning
  4. Register for your program's courses

Registering for the Course

Once approved and after submitting the required information, register for your course through the Student Information System/CatsWeb during the regular university registration period.

For more information about the content of the program, please contact Kasia Romo.

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.