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Sport and Culture of Western Europe- Summer
Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Brussels, Belgium; Cologne, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Zurich, Switzerland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2018 03/15/2018
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Rolling Admission 05/16/2018 05/27/2018
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/15/2019 05/26/2019

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Program Name: Culture of Western Europe- Summer Country: Belgium, England, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland
Program Type: Faculty-led Region: Europe
Term: Summer City: Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, London, Paris
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 Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium 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. Stephen Gonzalez, spgonzalez@brockport.edu

Housing

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

Cost

Fees for the Culture of Western Europe Summer 2018 Program: 
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Undergraduate 3 credit program: $5,575.49

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
  • Round-trip airfare from NYC to/from Europe
  • Hotel accommodations (in shared rooms)
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Transportation to Barcelona
  • 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.)

Syllabus

Culture of Western Europe Syllabus Summer 2018.pdf

Itinerary


Day 1 New York -Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive Barcelona, Spain - Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Arrival in Barcelona
  • Transfer to accommodation
  • Check-in to accommodation
  • Health & Safety and Program Orientation
  • Lunch
  • Activity 1: Sagrada Familia OR Casa Batllo, both with audio-guided tour
  • Welcome Meal
Day 3 Barcelona, Spain - Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Activity 2: The Olympic Stadium: Guided tour with expert member of staff on the inner workings of the stadium  
  • Lunch
  • Activity 3: The Olympic and Sport Museum: Guided tour of the museum with expert member of staff introducing the origins and evolution of the Olympic Games
Day 4 Barcelona, Spain/Paris, France - Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Travel to Paris: Morning departure to Paris by direct high-speed train arriving mid-afternoon in Paris. Students should bring a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch in the on-board restaurant 
  • Check-in to accommodation
  • Activity 1: The Eiffel Tower OR The Louvre Guided Tour
Day 5  Paris, France - Sunday, May 19, 2019
  • Activity 2: The Stade de France: Guided tour of the stadium
  • Lunch
  • Activity 3: Kinesiology or Physiotherapy Practice: Visit to a local Kinesiology or Physiotherapy practice and meeting with trained staff
Day 6 Paris, France/Zurich, Switzerland- Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Travel to Lausanne: Early morning departure to Lausanne by direct high-speed train arriving late morning in Lausanne. Bags can be stored at Lausanne train station for the day
  • Lunch
  • Activity 1: The Olympic Museum: Self-guided museum visit
  • Activity 2: Lecture at Université de Lausanne: Lecture with faculty at the Institute of Sport Science in the University of Lausanne on the impact of the Cold War on international sports organisations 
  • Travel to Zurich: Evening departure to Zurich by direct train
  • Check-in to accommodation 
Day 7 Zurich, Switzerland/Berlin, Germany - Tuesday, May 21, 2019
  • Check-out of accommodation: Bags can be stored at the hotel for the day
  • Activity 1: Walking Tour: Walking tour of the Aldstadt area of Zurich
  • Lunch
  • Activity 2: The FIFA Museum: Self-guided visit to the FIFA World Football Museum. The museum regularly host special tours and events which the group may also attend if museum scheduling allows
  • Travel to Berlin: Early evening departure to Berlin by overnight direct train arriving early morning in Berlin. Students will stay in sleeper compartments with 2-3 other students
Day 8 Berlin, Germany - Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Check-in to accommodation: Depending on time of availability of check-in, students may leave their bags at the hotel and return later to check in to their rooms
  • Activity 1: Lecture at Humboldt University zu Berlin: Lecture with faculty at the Humboldt University on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin during World War II 
  • Lunch
  • Activity 2: The Olympic Stadium & Bell Tower: Audio-guided tour
Day 9 Berlin, Germany/ London, England - Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Check-out of accommodation: Early morning departure to London by train arriving early evening in London. Travelling via Cologne and Brussels where students will take the Eurostar service through the channel tunnel to London. 
  • Travel to Cologne/Brussels: Students will have time to stop briefly in Cologne and will have 2-3 hours in Brussels to have lunch and explore the city before continuing their journey. Baggage storage is available at all train stations
  • Lunch
  • Travel to London
  • Check-in to accommodation
Day 10 London, England - Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Activity 1: Chelsea FC Stadium: Tour of the Chelsea Football Club Stadium in Fulham including museum entry followed by meeting with member of staff 
  • Lunch
  • Activity 2: Triathlon England: Meet with athletes of Triathlon England with visit to training session or event depending on scheduling
Day 11 London, England - Saturday, May 25, 2019
  • Activity 3: Wimbledon: Guided tour and museum entry 
  • Lunch 
  • Activity 4: Marylebone Cricket Club: Guided tour and museum entry
  • Farewell Dinner at local London restaurant
Day 12 London / USA - Sunday, May 26, 2019
  • Check-out of accommodation
  • Transfer to airport
  • Return flights home to USA
 
trevi fountain
 
st peters basilica
 
paris notre dame

westminster
 
london 5  london 22
 

Dates

Summer 2019: May 15 - May 26, 2019



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