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Sport is one of the biggest industries in the world, with an estimated global turnover of $300 billion per year, and is regularly cited as one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. The aim of the course is to understand where sports came from hi
Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Sport is one of the biggest industries in the world, with an estimated global turnover of $300 billion per year, and is regularly cited as one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. The aim of the course is to understand where sports came from historically, how it has functioned in different countries, and why it means so much to people. We will explore how sport has been represented in literature, in films and through advertising, while also looking at sports darker sides, such as its links with politics, and the problems around drugs and cheating. Additionally, this course will also highlight the range of job opportunities available in the world of sport and will appeal to any student with an interest in sport or with one eye on a possible career. Through visits and meetings with people working in the world of sport, students will also gain a strong understanding of the contemporary sports business.

Sport is one of the biggest industries in the world, with an estimated global turnover of $300 billion per year, and is regularly cited as one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. The aim of the course is to understand where sports came from historically, how it has functioned in different countries, and why it means so much to people. We will explore how sport has been represented in literature, in films and through advertising, while also looking at sports darker sides, such as its links with politics, and the problems around drugs and cheating. Additionally, this course will also highlight the range of job opportunities available in the world of sport and will appeal to any student with an interest in sport or with one eye on a possible career. Through visits and meetings with people working in the world of sport, students will also gain a strong understanding of the contemporary sports business.

The program will work through a whole series of questions relating to global sport, and in particular seek to understand how it has become the multi-billion dollar business it is today. The program will ask students to think through their own relationship with sport, whether as participant or consumer, and will offer them a series of introductions to people who work within the sports business. Extensive use of guest lecturers and site visits will complement coursework.
Setting Description:
Housing & Meals: Students will be housed in residence halls located on the campus of University College Dublin. Some meals are included in the cost of the program, but students should budget to cover the rest of their meals. Activities and trips include: Croke Park and the GAAExperiencing Gaelic Games The Aviva Stadium The K Club and the 2006 Ryder Cup Phoenix Park: Multi Sport Public Provision The Curragh: Place of Origin Terryland: Home of Galway United FC Galway Greyhound Stadium and Connacht Rugby Stadium Salthill: Victorian Sporting Tourism Conemmara Coast Golf Course and Curragh Racing Aran Islands Cliffs of Moher and County Clare Killarey Harbour and Seaweed Baths Killarey Outdoor Adventure
Cost:
$4,532 (estimated cost)

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