RETL 592-02 or HRTM 590-03 - Luxury Management in Italy 2020

RETL 592-02 or HRTM 590-03 - Luxury Management in Italy 2020
Tour Dates: May 21 - 29, 2020

Faculty Leaders: Karen Edwards and Sandy Strick

Join us for an 8-day, 3-credit hour immersion in Luxury Management in Florence, Italy — epicenter of culture and birthplace to some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Take in the rich heritage and splendor of the iconic city that Michelangelo, Ferragamo, Pucci, and other notables called home, as you attend a Luxury Management short-course at Italy’s premier fashion school, Polimoda. Led by Retailing and Hospitality faculty from the University of South Carolina, this unique program provides a life changing international experience as you study, first-hand, the business of Luxury from a cross-disciplinary view.

Trip Highlights:
• Twenty hours of on site instruction from international experts in luxury management at Palimoda
• Tour, tasting, and lunch at Castillo Banfi Winery in the Tuscan hillside
• Group cooking class and dinner at San Lorenzo Market
• Guided Tour of Museo Lamborghini and private luxury auto collection
• Insider's tour of the five-star St. Regis Hotel
• Guided tour of Ermanno Scervino fashion brand
• Visits to Gucci Gardens and Ferragamo
• Behind-the-scenes tours of The Leather School
• Admission to the world-famous Uffizi Museum
• and many more scheduled activities!

Participation in this course is an excellent introduction to the world of luxury brand management.
All visits on itinerary subject to change based on availability

Study Abroad Student Fees:
Tuition for RETL 592-02/HRTM 590-03, Mandatory insurance, Study Abroad Processing fee, plus $3,850 Program Fees

Program Fees Include:
Hotel (eight nights, multiple occupancy), 20 hours of classroom instruction on site at Polimoda, in-country transportation, breakfast daily, two group meals including one at Castello Banfi and one at Cooking School Scuola di Cucina, entry to all venues and tours listed on final itinerary.

Program Fees Do Not Include:
Airfare to/from Florence, Italy; transportation to/from airport; course tuition*; mandatory insurance; Study Abroad processing fee; meals and excursions not listed on final itinerary; personal spending.

In addition to the tour fees, you must register for RETL 592-02 or HRTM 590-03 for the Maymester 2020 Semester.

Please complete your application with the Study Abroad office prior to February 8, 2020.

Deposit and Tour fees are non-refundable.

Tour cost is $3,850
A non-refundable deposit of $1,925 is due by December 1, 2019 and the remaining payment of $1,925 is due by January 15, 2020