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Sport and Culture of Western Europe- Summer
Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 05/22/2019 06/02/2019
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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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,
Berlin Amsterdam London Dublin


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


Fees for the Culture of Western Europe Summer 2019 Program: 
Budget Sheet

Undergraduate 3 credit program: $5,696.36

The Cost of the Program includes:

  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • SUNY International Health Insurance
  • Campus-specific fees (college and technology fees)
  • Program acceptance fee
  • Pre-departure orientation materials
  • On-site orientation
  • Round-trip airfare from NYC to/from Europe
  • Hotel accommodations (in shared rooms)
  • Most breakfasts
  • Excursions
  • Guide and transportation most of the days
  • Welcome and farewell dinners, and
  • Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services

The cost of the program does not include:
  • Transportation to/from NYC
  • Passport
  • Additional meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Airline luggage fees
  • 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.


Day 1 Arrive in Berlin, Germany- Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Transfer to accommodation for check-in 
  • City walking tour with local guide
  • Welcome dinner
Day 2 Berlin, Germany- Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  • Guided tour of the Olympiastadion and Olympiapark
  • Audio-guided tour of the Reichstaf Dome 
  • 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
  • Free time during 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
  • Free evening time
Day 9 London, England- Tuesday, May 26, 2020
  • Guided tour of Wimbledon Tennis Club
  • Guided tour of the Tower of London
  • Free evening time
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 evening time
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 evening time
Day 12 Dublin, Ireland- Friday, May 29, 2020
  •  Self-guided visit to EPIC- The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Gaelic or Hurling match
  • Group dinner at the Brazen Head, accompanied by traditional music, folklore, stores and insights into the history of Ireland 
Day 13 Dublin, Ireland- Friday, May 29, 2020​
  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Transfer to airport
  • Depart for USA


Summer 2019: May 18 - May 30, 2020

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