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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Education and Human Ecology, Education and Human Ecology (College of), International Studies, Kinesiology: Physical Education, Kinesiology: Sports Industry
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led
Click here for a definition of this term Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Click here for a definition of this term GE Requirements: GE: Open Options – Education Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Kinesiology, Kinesiology:Sport Industry, Sport Management Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Timothy E. Hornsby
Program Description:
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Program European Sport tab 1

The European Model of Sport is a study abroad program that takes students on a seminar through Europe, giving them a unique firsthand experience in international sports. The course is designed to introduce students to the European model of sport management, marketing, and sports law; and to provide students with an understanding of the changing context for sport in a global society. Participants will attend lectures from European sport executives, conduct student workshops, participate in organized class discussions as well as activities, and tour sport facilities. See the Ohio State SASSO coverage of the 2018 program here.

Representatives of top international sport organizations will present a wide range of issues during the program. Topics will include the structure and characteristics of European sports, marketing and management in European sports, sports law, professional soccer, handball, etc.


Program participants will stay in hotels in Rome and Athens for the 2019 program.


Participants will stay in modern, centrally located hotels throughout the study program. Breakfasts and some group meals will be provided as part of the program fee.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an ability to identify sport related issues in a different country/culture/society;
  • Utilize skills in critical thinking and ethical decision making in the exploration of global sport issues;
  • Exhibit an increased potential for contributing to the improvement of sports as a participating professional;
  • Gain an increased understanding of how sport operates in and acts on society in other cultures; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to be an involved citizen in a global community.

Resident Directors

Brian Turner
College of Education and Human Ecology

Derek Cowherd
Executive Director for Student-Athlete Success

Ohio State Program Contact

Tim Hornsby
OIA Program Specialist



Courses and Credit European Sport tab 2

Students will be required to register in 3 credits of KNSISM 3798 (The European Model of Sport). In addition to meetings and lectures in country, students will participate in a pre-departure class meetings the week before the program departs for Europe. The pre-departure class meetings will include readings, lectures and projects that will supplement the study abroad program.





Application Requirement European Sport tab 3

Students of all majors are welcome to apply for this program; however, preference will be shown to applicants who are Sport Industry majors.

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, good disciplinary standing, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation.

All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs European Sport tab 4

You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4,752 program fee. The program fee includes international airfare, all program-related in-country transportation, accommodations, breakfasts, one group dinner, and entrance to all program sites and tours. It does not cover most meals, immunizations, passport/visa fees, and personal expenses.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

The EHE Ambassador Award application can be found here, and the deadline to apply is December 15th. The EHE Ambassador Award will provide one EHE major out of those who apply for the scholarship with $1,000 to go towards the cost of the program fee for this program. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 15th, and notice will go out December 21st. There is more information on the application website. Questions about the EHE Ambassador Award should go to Kerry Dixon (

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions European Sport tab 5

None scheduled at this time.


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



None at this time.

I would like to continue to take advantage of as many study abroad opportunities as possible in order to learn as much as I can about the world and other countries.
     — Summer, 2018 Participant
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.