10 November 2011

Another international opportunity

There is a unique summer study abroad program open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) from the U.S. and Canadian universities studying in sports management and related areas such as athletic training, kinesiology, coaching and exercise, next summer in Australia called The Australian Sporting Industry.   This very popular short course takes place over 3 weeks in June 2012, and is run in partnership with the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad study abroad organization based in Colorado and the University of Canberra’s National Institute of Sport Studies in Australia.

If you have students who might be looking for an amazing, hands-on international sport experience, please consider sharing this information with them.  A flyer is attached about the program.    Program details and online application can be found at http://www.australearn.org/aussports.  A photo slide show and videos from past participant are available on this page.

The course begins in Melbourne, the sporting capital of Australia, then moves to Canberra the national capital and home to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and finishes in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.  Students attend an intensive sports camp at AIS, undertake a sports-related research project, tour stadiums, attend “footy” games and participate in cultural activities.  Students will receive an official University of Canberra transcript for 6 U.S. university credits – that is TWO courses.

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad (AustraLearn) arranges enrollment into the program, all logistics, housing, airfare, pre-departure and in-country support, and offers a scholarship program up to $1,500 towards program fees.   For questions about the program, please contact Kimberly Tibbetts at ktibbetts@australearn.org.

Highlights of the program
Course: The Australian Sporting Industry – offered through GlobaLinks Learning and the University of Canberra, Australia
Location: Australia – Melbourne, Canberra, Cairns
Dates: June 2-24, 2012

Entry requirements:  At least sophomore standing at the time of attendance and minimum 2.5 GPA. Open to all majors, but especially those in sport/exercise-related disciplines.

Academics and Course Structure: A combination of classroom-based lectures from sporting experts in Australia and a variety of excursions will form the basis for this course. Faculty from University of Canberra’s National Institute of Sport Studies will deliver lectures on topics such as the Australian Sports System, Sport as Entertainment, Australian Coaching Principles, and Marketing Sport the Australian Way. Students will spend three days at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) participating in a range of events including lectures and training sessions presented by athletes, trainers, coaches and sports specialists from the AIS. Sessions at AIS will include: Nutrition, Skill Acquisition, Recovery, and Psychology. Students will also undertake a self-directed research project.

Field Trips: Trips to Melbourne and Cairns round out the program.  An opportunity to participate in activities including tours of sporting facilities including the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Grounds are part of the course, tickets to see Australian Rules Football matches, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and other cultural excursions are included.

Finances and Scholarships:  The 2012 course fee is estimated at approximately $5,500 which includes everything except international airfare and some meals.  Because 6 U.S. semester credits are awarded, students can use federal financial aid to defray expenses, and there is a scholarship of up to $1,500 available to students who apply and are accepted into the course.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2012

Thank you and have a great rest of the semester!

Steve Luther
Director, Academic Outreach and Development

AustraLearn / AsiaLearn / EuroLearn
(Educational Programs of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad)
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