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ITM Practicum

Winter 2021

IN492 International Trade Practicum

NETHERLANDS January 3-17*, 2021

Netherlands pic

In this Practicum, students will conduct field research in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and learn how this 13th-century fishing village has evolved into Europe’s fourth largest port and one of the world’s most visited cities. Students will select research topics
to enhance their career goals and source contacts to interview fashion brands, universities, government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, and advocacy groups. Since The Netherlands is a leader in global sustainable practices, with headquarters of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) located in Culemborg, students interested in fair trade, sustainable fashion, and
conscious consumption will have an opportunity to learn about these growing areas. Day trips will include visits to The Hague, Rotterdam, Culemborg, and Haarlem. 


Winter 2021 fees will be announced on the Office of International Programs website on 1 April 2020.

Printable 2021 Practicum flyer (.pdf)

For More Information:

Professor Andrea Reyes of the Department of International Trade and Marketing
[email protected]


 

Winter 2020

IN492 International Trade Practicum

JAPAN January 3-20*, 2020

Kyoto

Japan is the third largest individual economy in the world with a nominal GDP of approximately $5 trillion (IMF) and is one of the top five fashion markets in the world with a value of approximately 9,220.2 Billion Yen (US $80 billion; Yano Research 2016). Tokyo is one of the most vibrant cities in the world with a thriving arts, music, culinary, and fashion scene and is home to a unique medley of fashion subcultures each impacting a variety of street styles. Some of the largest trading companies in the world (Sogo Shosha) such as Marubeni, Sumitomo, and Mitsui are based in Tokyo and the city is renowned as one of the world’s financial capitals. Japan has a long history impacting art, design, fashion, technology, food, and international trade, and students will experience the unique culture and dynamic market of one of the world’s most influential counties. During this course, we will tour some of the hottest retail concepts in Tokyo, get up close and personal with Tokyo Street Style, visit fashion showrooms, explore the culture capital Kyoto and delve into the nuances of one of the most exciting markets in the world. It is an experience not to be missed.

Students will select field research topics that will enhance their career goals and source contacts to interview fashion brands, universities, government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, advocacy groups, etc. Applications will be available April 1st. Program Fee: $3,700*, plus three-credit tuition, registration fees, mandatory insurance and visa fee (if applicable). Program fee includes airfare, accommodations and group outings, it excludes most meals and personal expenses.  

*Dates and Fees are estimated.

FIT Japan 2020 Practicum flyer

Printable Winter 2020 Japan Practicum flyer (.pdf)

Information:

Professor Mark Greiz of the Department of International Trade and Marketing
[email protected]

Group shot in Japan
ITM students in Harajuku in front of the Champion store with Japan-based street styler influencer, Reggie Casual

Image of students from Japan Practicum
Private guided tour of Mitsukoshi Tokyo 


IN492 INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRACTICUM: Hong Kong & Taipei (WINTER 2019 Back by Popular Demand)

January 3-19, 2019

In this Practicum students will experience in Hong Kong and Taiwan the increasing market forces of mainland China on international trade practices, fashion markets, culture, politics and daily life. Students will select field research topics that will enhance their career goals and source contacts to interview fashion brands, universities, government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, advocacy groups, etc. Hong Kong is considered to be an ideal platform for doing business in Asia and a gateway to mainland China. Students interested in technical fabrics and high-tech industrial textiles will have an opportunity to explore this growing area in Taiwan’s textile industry. By 2020, China’s fashion market will be worth $201.3 billion, as the country moves away from the factory model and the middle class embraces consumption. Program Fee: $3,500*, plus three-credit tuition, and a visa fee. Program fee includes airfare, double-room, continental breakfast and group outings.

Printable Winter 2019 Practicum flyer for Hong Kong & Taipei (.pdf)

Information: 
Professor Lawrence Delson [email protected] of the Department of International Trade and Marketing

* Dates and Fees are estimates.


IN492 INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRACTICUM: Hong Kong & Taipei (WINTER 2018)
January 3-19, 2018

In this Practicum students will experience in Hong Kong and Taiwan the increasing market forces of mainland China on international trade practices, fashion markets, culture, politics and daily life. Students will select field research topics that will enhance their career goals and source contacts to interview fashion brands, universities, government agencies, NGOs, trade associations, advocacy groups, etc. Hong Kong is considered to be an ideal platform for doing business in Asia and a gateway to mainland China. Students interested in technical fabrics and high-tech industrial textiles will have an opportunity to explore this growing area in Taiwan’s textile industry. By 2020, China’s fashion market will be worth $201.3 billion, as the country moves away from the factory model and the middle class embraces consumption. Program Fee: $3,500*, plus three-credit tuition, and a visa fee. Program fee includes airfare, double-room, continental breakfast and group outings.

Information:
Professor Lawrence Delson [email protected] of the Department of International Trade and Marketing

* Dates and Fees are estimates.

Applications accepted beginning April 1, 2017. Apply online through FIT's International Programs Office.

Practicum Winter 2018 flyer  

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