There are many Education Abroad opportunities with in Retailing and Tourism Management as well as university-wide options: 

MAT Education Abroad

HMT Education Abroad

Additionally, UK works directly with SAI to coordinate study abroad full semester as well as summer trips to Florence University of the Arts and Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti (NABA) in Milan. Both programs offer courses in English with various schedule options. 

RTM students do qualify for a $1000 education abroad scholarship to Florence University of the Arts. See the UK Education Abroad website for FUA for more information.

Fall 2018 Opportunities:
HMT 486 Study Tour to Las Vegas


  • Class meetings before trip
  • Pre-trip & post-trip assignments
  • Required to attend all activities on the trip.


  • First come, first serve until course is full (limited to 20 students)
  • To officially sign up, see Mr. Meuret @
  • Your spot is only secure once you pay your first deposit.  You may pay any time before the due date.


  •  $1300.00


  •   May 1st – $800.00
  •   Sept. 1st – $500.00
  • Payments will be made by check to University of Kentucky


  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • Hotel
  • Show
  • Group Dinner
  • Professional Appointments
  • Tours
  • Free time to explore, shop, & more!

Previous RTM Courses with Education Abroad Trips

Transformative Travels:  Exploring Greece

Participants in this program will learn about how travel affects the traveler.  Students will explore not only the island of Ikaria and other places in Greece, but also how travel can be transformative for the traveler.  Travel can change how people view themselves and the world around them.  Travel can lead to changes in people’s beliefs and lifestyle.  Travel can be a source of challenge and inspiration.  Students will participate in collecting data for a research project about how international travel can be transformative.  

Travel to Paris France with RTM 480. Semester-long class with a 10- day trip to Pairs. Open to both MAT and RTM students.  

Travel to New York City with MAT 480. Open to both MAT and RTM students. Full semester 3 credit hour class with 5-day trip to NYC.