International Experiences

Students interested in international experiences have several opportunities. They can take part in international travel experiences through the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the Department of Health and Sport Sciences (HSS).

In 2017, HSS students and faculty will travel to Wroclaw, Poland to work the 2017 World Games. Interested students should contact Prof. Gin Presley or Prof. Anita Moorman for information about this or other future trips.

In summer 2015, students and faculty traveled to Toronto to volunteer with the 2015 Parapan Am Games, which took place August 7 through 15, 2015. The following summer, students, faculty, and staff traveled to Amsterdam for the 2016 European Athletics Championships. This trip represented another great opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom about event management, hospitality, and logistics in an international setting.

Check out the following video highlights from the Amsterdam trip.

 

 

Additionally, students can spend time in Botswana as part of the University’s International Service Learning Program (ISLP). The course addresses how sport can be used to address issues such as poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDS, and other global challenges. Students develop a curriculum for P-12 students located in these countries, and are asked to teach a variety of lessons through sports in international communities. Participants have made donations to these schools, and their contributions have included sports equipment, clothing, and classroom materials. This course is offered each spring, and more information about ISLP can be found here.

The SPAD program will continue to pursue these and other opportunities in the future. Please contact Marion Hambrick for more information.