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.
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.
Students of all majors are welcome to apply for this program; however, preference will be shown to applicants who are Sport Industry majors.
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 travel.state.gov.
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.
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 (Dixon.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
None scheduled at this time.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (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.
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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.