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Sport and Culture of Western Europe- Summer
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Berlin, Germany; Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 03/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/22/2019 06/02/2019
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2020 05/31/2020

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Program Name: Culture of Western Europe- Summer Country: England, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: Europe
Term: Summer City: Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, London
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
Language of Instruction: English Academic Fields Available: Interdisciplinary/ Open to all majors
Program Description:
Program Description:

About the Sport and Culture of Western Europe Summer Program

This program examines the sport, culture and customs of Western European countries and involves traveling to Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and the United Kingdom. This European tour explores the range of activities, beliefs, behaviors and ideas of groups of people with shared traditions including social customs, leisure activities, dress, celebrations, foods and rituals.


The Brockport Sport and Culture of Western Europe Program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Understand how culture creates and transforms individual experiences, everyday community life, and social relations,
  • Identify comparisons between US and European lifestyle focusing on attitudes, values, behaviors, celebrations and rituals,
  • Understand the historical events that shaped each unique culture,
  • Learn about the Arts and architecture that are unique each Western European country,
  • Promote cultural competence though interacting with individuals from different cultures,
  • Enhance the ability to make observation, analyze situations and form a perspective using critical thinking skills and document finding effectively.

For more information, please contact the faculty leader Dr Melanie Perreault, mperreault@brockport.edu
 
Berlin Amsterdam London Dublin

Housing

Students will be staying in hotels for the duration of the program.

Cost

Fees for the Sport and Culture of Western Europe Program: 
Budget Sheet for the Summer 2020 program 

Estimated Cost: $5,679.12

Includes:

  • Program acceptance fee
  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Campus-specific fees (college and technology fees)
  • SUNY International Health Insurance
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • Airfare to/from NYC-Europe
  • Hotel accommodations (in shared rooms)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Entry fees for all program activities and excursions
  • Guides for most tours
  • All overseas program-related travel by public transportation
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services including the presence of a Brockport Faculty Director

Not Included:​
  • Passport
  • Airline luggage fees
  • Transportation to/from JFK
  • Additional Meals
  • Miscellaneous expenses (this includes entertainment, internet, laundry, souvenirs, etc.)

Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.

Itinerary


Day 1 Arrive in Berlin, Germany- Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Transfer to accommodation for check-in via public transportation
  • City walking tour with local guide
  • Welcome dinner
Day 2 Berlin, Germany- Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Guided tour of the Olympiastadion and Olympiapark, built for the 1936 Olympics and home to the Hertha BSC football club
  • Audio-guided tour of the Reichstaf Dome with an overview of the Reichstag and the surrounding view of Berlin 
  • Free time during the evening
Day 3 Berlin, Germany- Wednesday, May 20, 2020
  • Guided tour of the Stadion An der Alten Foersterei, the largest single-purpose football stadium in Berlin and home to FC Union Berlin
  • Tentative - informal training and meet-up with a local team in the afternoon/evening (will depend on availability of local groups) 
  • Free time for the remainder of the afternoon and evening
Day 4 Berlin, Germany/Amsterdam, Netherlands- Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • Check-out of accommodation in BerlinCopy of london and amsterdam
  • Early morning departure for Amsterdam via train
  • Check-in at accommodation
  • Free time during the evening
Day 5 Amsterdam, Netherlands- Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Guided cycling tour of Amsterdam
  • Self-guided visit to the Rijksmuseum
  • Free time during the evening
Day 6 Amsterdam, Netherlands- Saturday, May 23, 2020
  • Lecture at the Urban Cycling Institute at the University of Amsterdam
  • Bike rental for students to explore independently for the remainder of the day
Day 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands/London, England- Sunday, May 24, 2020
  • Check-out of accommodation in Amsterdam
  • Early morning departure for London via train 
  • Check-in at accommodation
  • Free time during the evening
Day 8 London, England- Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Walking tour of London with a local guide
  • Guided tour of Marylebone Cricket Club
  • Tentative - attend a cricket match 
  • Free time for the remainder of the evening 
Day 9 London, England- Tuesday, May 26, 2020
  • Guided tour of Wimbledon Tennis Club
  • Guided tour of the Tower of London
  • Free time during the evening
Day 10 London, England/Dublin, Ireland- Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Check-out of accommodation in London
  • Early morning departure to Dublin via train/ferryLondon/amsterdam
  • Check-in at accommodation
  • Free time during the evening 
Day 11 Dublin, Ireland- Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Walking tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • 'Experience Gaelic Games'- visit to a GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) club in Dublin for a hands-on introductions to Hurling and Gaelic Football
  • Free time during the evening
Day 12 Dublin, Ireland- Friday, May 29, 2020
  • Guided tour of Croke Park, home of the Gaelic Athletic Association
  • Free time during the afternoon and Evening  
Day 13 Dublin, Ireland- Saturday, May 30, 2020​
  • Self-guided visit to EPIC- The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Gaelic or Hurling match
  • Group dinner at the Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Dublin. This will include traditional food accompanied by music, folklore, stores and insights into the history of Ireland with an experienced storyteller
Day 14 Depart from Dublin, Ireland- Sunday, May 31, 2020
  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Transfer to airport via public transportation 
  • Depart for USA

Dates

Summer 2020: May 18 - May 31, 2020



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