Studying Abroad: Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising in Europe

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These are just a few phrases you will have to learn if you would like to join some of the students in the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising (ATM) department here at Eastern Michigan University as they travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France May 20 – May 29, 2018. Through this study abroad opportunity, you will get to experience the global fashion markets of Amsterdam and Paris.

You will arrive in Amsterdam, via the group flight, and will visit key fashion and cultural sites such as: The Tilberg Textile Museum, Waalijk leather and shoe museum and the Ann Frank House. In Paris, you will visit the Pierre Cardin Museum, the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation and meet with a Paris fashion designer. You will also get to attend a Parisian Galeries Lafayette Fashion Show and enjoy a special day tour of Versailles visiting the palace and gardens of Louis XIIV.

More highlights about the program can be found at this web landing, click “Programs” under the headline, “Study Abroad,” then choose “2018 Global Supply Chain Markets.” This study abroad opportunity is open to all EMU students in good academic standing and guest students. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.

Students can earn 1-3 credits from attending the trip. Said credits can fulfill the course ATM 279 (3 Credits) or ATM 277 (1 Credit). The program fee is approximately $4100 with round trip airfare included (See program budget for a complete list of estimated costs). Financial aid and scholarships are available to help cover the costs as well.

You can find more information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad at the Financial Aid page.

For any additional questions please contact instructors Julie Becker ( and Holly Mosher (