The School of Human Environmental Sciences is building a strong tradition of enhancing student learning through both domestic and international study tours. Faculty are proud to present many options for students in the upcoming year. Destinations include New York City, New Mexico, London, Scotland, Ghana, and Ukraine. Each tour is designed for a specific major or group of students in order to provide them with a learning experience unique to their specialty. However, any student is welcome.

  • Fashion District BannerNew York City, February 22-26, 2012, 3 credits (MAT 480), Spring Semester: This study tour is geared toward Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles students. The trip will take 20 students on guided tours of fashion destinations, such as professional apparel and accessory showrooms, forecasting firms, and retail. The estimated cost is $1,350, including roundtrip airfare from Lexington, airport/hotel transportation, 4 nights in the Edison Hotel (2 people per room), tour fees, one group dinner, one ticket to the Broadway show WICKED, public transit, Fashion Institute of Technology gallery and Metropolitan exhibit fees, and showroom appointment fees. For more information, contact Dr. Vanessa Jackson ( or Dr. Kim Spillman (

  • New Mexico Diverse Families, March 10-17, 2012, 3 credits (FAM 759), Spring Break-Spring Semester: This course is a domestic study tour that will provide a cross-cultural examination of family and family life, in addition to an exploration of beliefs, traditions, values and cultural practices within America. Tentative tours include Santa Fe State Capitol, Santa Ana Pueblo to see a bread demonstration and tribal offices and businesses, Old Town Albuquerque, Hispanic Cultural Center, Las Cruces/Mesilla to learn about border crossing and animal control issues, Farm and Ranch Heritage Center, and Ruidoso to see an Apache Reservation and the White Sands National Monument. The tour will not cross into Mexico and therefore passports are not needed. For more information, contact Dr. Ann Vail ( or Dr. Amy Hosier (

  • London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland, May 4-13, 2012, (MAT 480), Summer Session I: The purpose of this program is to explore the merchandising
    , apparel and textiles industries found in England and Scotland. Professional visits to well known retail stores and studios are planned as well as sightseeing activities. While in Scotland, students will meet with the tartan manufacturers that are producing products for the official UK Plaid project. Fees included in trip cost are airfare, train fare, hotels (5 nights in London, 3 in Edinburgh), theater ticket, tour fees, and all breakfasts. For more information, contact Scarlett Wesley,, 257-7778,
  • Ghana visitorsGhana, May 21- June 4, 2012, 3 credits (GEN 302), Summer Session I: This 2-week program takes students on an extensive tour ofGhana, West Africa, with visits to several historical and cultural places of interest. Students will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the community and will visit the Kentucky Academy in Adjeikrom. Cost varies. For more information, contact Dr. Kwaku Addo ( or visit
  • Ukraine Study Tour, Dates TBA, Variable credits: This study tour will focus on family and intimate relationships in a post-Soviet society. The cost will be approximately $2,000, including lodging, transportation between cities, excursion and event fees, a group translator, tuition and fees, and travel medical insurance. Estimated costs not included total $1,850, plus personal spending money. For more information, contact Dr. Jason Hans (

For financial assistance, students can apply for financial aid through their financial aid advisor or they may apply for Education Abroad scholarships. See the Education Abroad website for more details (  A limited number of scholarships for each study tour are also available through the School of Human Environmental Sciences.  Questions about these scholarships should be directed to the contact for the specific study tour.

Posted 11/11/11