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Faculty-led Australia: Global Influence of Sport and Recreation
Cairns, Australia; Gold Coast, Australia; Sydney, Australia (Outgoing Program)
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Winterim 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Faculty-Led Travel Study
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Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Recreation and Leisure Studies
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Program Description:
Faculty-led Australia: Global Influence of Sport and Recreation

The Program Description:
Students will develop an enhanced understanding and appreciation for international sport and recreation. Students will be introduced to and apply concepts of international sport marketing, branding, sponsorship, fundraising, and grass roots program development via an international experience in Australia. This course seeks to broaden students' perspectives with respect to the global influence of sport and recreation on culture.
This course is designed to complement classroom learning for the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching (HPERC) as well as for those interested in sports and recreation. This course seeks to broaden students' perspectives via an international experience paired with classroom instruction.

Location Australia: Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns
Duration (Est Travel Dates) January 8th- 25th 2021
Requirements GPA 2.5 or higher, at least second semester freshman - graduate student, good conduct history, consent of instructor
Language of Instruction English
Course Selection RECREATIN 491
Application Deadline September 11th 2020

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Estimated Program Fee $4999.00 - based on 14 paying participants
Fee Inclusions International airfare, local transportation, accommodations, local tours and entrance fees, Indicated group meals, UW System academic abroad insurance.
Fee Exclusions Immunizations, passport, transportation to O'hare, non group meals, misc incidentals
Tentative Itinerary 1/8-1/9: Depart for Sydney
1/10: Tour of Sydney, Bondi Icebergs Swim Club, and Free time to enjoy Bondi Beach. Welcome dinner
 1/11: University of Technology’s Australian sport presentation, Sydney Harbour Highlights Cruise and walking tour of The Rocks
1/12: University of Technology’s cricket presentation, presentation at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and Australian Sport media presentation
1/13: NRL headquarters presentation, Cronulla Leagues Club presentation and time for Cronulla Beach
1/14: Educational Free Day in Sydney
1/15: Depart for Cairns; rainforest station educational park, presentations on Indigenous Australian Culture and Flora and Fauna, ride the 4.7 mile sky rail and tour of cairns.
1/16: Hartley’s Crocodile Zoo, Crystal Cascades swim and free time
1/17: Full Day on Great Barrier Reef
1/18: James Cook University presentation on health, heat and indigenous communities, campus tour, marine bio lab, Cairns Taipans Basketball club, Sport Marketing and Active Living Pool Zumba
1/19: Educational Free Day in Cairns
1/20: Depart for Southern Cross University, presentation on Surf Business Culture, Surf Board lessons and walking tour
1/21: Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club presents on beach safety and special event management. Educational free time
1/22: Red Dust Role, Sport and Rec in the Community and Changes in Sport presentations followed by educational free time
1/23: Educational Free Day in Gold Coast
1/24: Travel back stateside and arrive home Monday 01/25/2021

Faculty Contacts:
Nikki Hollett:  262 472 1140
Andrea Ednie:  262 472 1351

Global Experience Coordinator
Dan Colleran  262 472 5759


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