Textiles and Apparel - India
Maymester: Textiles and Apparel Product Development in India
Program Dates: June 1 - June 28, 2014
Estimated Program Fee: $4200-$4700
Taught By: Vertica Bhardwaj, Department of Textiles and Apparel, who has a strong knowledge of the region as well as years of academic research into brand development, consumer behavior and fast fashion.
Course Credit: TXA 365 - Textile and Apparel Product Development in India and NSC 109 Maymester Seminar
Application Deadline: **EXTENDED** November 22, 2013
Description: This Maymester program allows students an unparalleled opportunity to get hands-on textile and garment experience in New Delhi, a global hub for apparel manufacturing. By attending classroom lectures, trips to cutting-edge manufacturing facilities, detailed tours of dynamic historic and cultural hotspots, and thorough interactions with Indian scholars, the local business community, and students, participants in the program will be wowed by the history and wonders of New Delhi.
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) generously hosts the program, providing classrooms, room and board in spacious student dorms. New Delhi is not only the capital of one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but is India’s nexus of art, technology, and culture. By having the second busiest railway in Asia, it is efficiently connected the rest of the country.
Students will get the exciting opportunity to learn about India’s history and culture through trips to Jaipur and Agra, where they will visit world-renowned sites and visit additional clothing manufacturers and designers. Highlights also include seeing the majestic Taj Mahal, one of the world’s Seven Wonders, as well as a visit to the 94-acre walled city of Agra Fort. In Jaipur, students will see the stunning structure of 18th-century built City Palace and what is widely considered one of the greatest hotels in the world, the Rambagh Palace.
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Questions about this program? Please contact the Office for Honors, Research and International Study at 512-232-9358, or stop by our office in Painter Hall 3.04.