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The verdict is in: Fashion Merchandising Management students have all the fun.

Earlier this summer, Professor Jane  Werner and the 16 students in her FM 226 class crossed the pond and spent almost a month soaking up the sights of London, Paris, Barcelona, and Florence.

Their drool-worthy itinerary could not have been more glamorous. They met with Topshop’s designers; toured a distribution plant run by robots; met fashion forecasters from Stylesight and WGSN; presented marketing and merchandising plans to Spanish women’s wear company Encuentro; explored Pitti Uomo, a massive menswear trade show in Florence; watched leather workers and silk weavers make their product; and cooked with an Italian chef. Among many other equally impressive activities.

“The students finally got to see things they studied in class,” Professor Werner said. “And they learned not to be afraid of a place where they don’t speak the language.”

Behold, the slideshow.