This course is closed for the Winter 2013 term.
UMAIE Course Number: T3922
SAU Course Equivalency: KIN 335 Sport in Society (4 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Shelly Gardner, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Augustana College, South Dakota
Prerequisites: Sociology 101
Tentative Dates: January 3-26, 2013. SAU Spring semester begins January 16.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Price: $7,815-$8,115 (tentative)
Students in this course will analyze the sport industry from a manager's perspective. Different sports will be discussed to address various fundamental decisions including (but not limited to) organizational structure, personnel issues, event and facility management, budgeting and ethics. Australia is known for its sports culture. The government actually recognizes sports participation as a form of health care (a wellness strategy). It is important to study sport from a different country so current personalities don't cloud student's perspectives of the issues being discussed. Australian sports are very different from those in the US. For instance, schools do not have teams, yet there are active after-school programs. Most of the competition is between clubs that develop future professional athletes.
What is included
- Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis
- Airport transfers
- Visas (if applicable)
- Transportation to most course activities while abroad
- Continental breakfast daily (exceptions may apply)
- Other meals (as indicated on course syllabus)
- Entrance fees for required course activities
- Planned excursions
- Administrative costs
- International health insurance
- When rail passes or entrance fees are included, they are based on the utilization of youth rates (25 years or younger) and a valid university ID will be required to be shown at the entrance. Any additional amount incurred will be the participant's responsibility
What is not included
- Passport fees
- Transportation to/from airport
- Fees for textbooks and materials
- Meals (when not included in course fees)
- Personal baggage fees
How to apply
Priority Deadline: April 13, 2012
Complete the online study abroad application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall).
Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 13 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.
- Follow the application instructions carefully.
- Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
- Make checks payable to Seminars International.
- The $500 application deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
- If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is cancelled, the application deposit is refundable.
- If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 17.
- November 5, 2012: remaining balance due
- Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
- Please submit your final payment to Student Account Services by November 5.
- The final payment is non-refundable after November 5.