Experiential Learning

TAM 4549: International Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel

A faculty-led study abroad program consists of a group of students led by a TAM faculty. The programs are designed to provide students with relevant applications of our industry as it pertains to the host country while also enriching student awareness with cultural experiences, historical visits and practical hands-on field based study. Most TAM study abroad programs also have a service component.

Eligibility requirements for faculty-led programs are specific to each individual program. Nevertheless, the basic eligibility includes:

  • Good academic standing with University of Missouri and approval of the professor
  • Must attend orientation sessions in the semester prior to the departure. The orientation may or may-not have course credit attached to it.
  • The field experience courses count as TAM electives.

TAM faculty-led global field experiences occur on a rotating schedule.

TAM students in El Salvador


TAM 4998/7998: Experiential Learning in Textiles and Apparel (New York City Study Tour)

Students enrolled in this course will participate in a New York City study tour. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about textile and apparel businesses in the fashion capital of New York City AND earn 3 credit hours in a week. Students must have a junior/senior standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or above (or instructor's approval), in order to participate.

Dates: Sunday May 14, 2017 - Saturday May 20, 2017

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students posing in New York City


TAM has a partnership with Study Abroad Italy (SAI). SAI offers fashion-based programs in Florence, Milan and London. SAI is dedicated to providing students with exceptional cultural and educational experiences. Courses are taught in English. For more information about SAI visit their website: http://www.saiprograms.com/.