RETL 590 - Fashion and Retail in London and Paris

Tour Dates: May 21 - 30, 2022

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Deborah Brosdahl and Senior Instructor Susan Reeves

Tour Cost: $5,800 plus tuition, transportation to/from Columbia International Airport (CAE), Education Abroad Fee, tour director tip, USC global health insurance Fee

Travel to two of the most famous cities in the world for fashion and retail. Explore stores in Paris and London to compare how retailing in Europe is different than in the States. Visit many of the world’s greatest designers including Coco Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves St. Laurent, and Christian Dior. Wander streets devoted to the fashion industry and, in addition, tour Stonehenge, visit Bath, England, and see the fabulous Costume Design Collection.

Please be aware that COVID-19 vaccination is required, and inoculation cards must be presented frequently during the trip planning class as well as while in Europe.

• Sightseeing tour and fashion walking tour in London
• London Bridge, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral
• Fish and chips dinner
• Shopping on Oxford Street and Portobello Road Market
• Visit to Harrod’s — the world’s largest luxury department store
• Visit to Stonehenge
• Visit to Roman Baths and Costume Museum in Bath
• Yves Saint Laurent Museum
• Thames River cruise
• Walking tour of Latin Quarter
• Visit to Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower and Musée d'Orsay
• Seine River cruise
• Fashion tour featuring Vuitton, Chanel, Dior and Laurent
• Exploration time on Champs-Élysées or Arc de Triomphe and dinner

Tour Fees Include:
• Airfare from Columbia International Airport (CAE) to London’s Heathrow Airport and return flight from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport to Columbia International Airport (CAE)
• Full-time tour director
• Air-conditioned motorcoaches in-country and high-speed train between London-Paris
• Superior tourist-class hotels with private bathrooms
• Breakfast daily
• Museum entry fees
• 3 group dinners

Tour fees do NOT include:
• Attendance to paid events or sights not included in itinerary
• Transportation to / from Columbia International Airport (CAE)
• Personal shopping experiences
• Tour director tip
• Tuition for RETL 590
• Education Abroad fees
• UofSC global health insurance

Please complete your application with the Education Abroad office prior to February 1, 2022.

*Tour fees are non-refundable, unless the trip is cancelled by UofSC.

Tour cost is $5,800. A *non-refundable deposit of $2,900.00 is due by December 2, 2021, the second *non-refundable payment of $2,900.00 is due by February 1, 2022