HSS International Service Learning - Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Special Olympics



PROGRAM DATES: June 13- July 1, 2024 (Applications Due by Friday, September 22, 2023)

PROGRAM LEADERS: Gin Presley, Adam Cocco, Anita Moorman, Ime deCaussin


  • Friday, September 8 @ 2:00pm | SAC E 102
  • Thursday, September 14 @ 12:15pm | SAC E 102

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST: $4,200 (includes airfare, accommodations, all meals, and all group excursions - tuition is included

CREDITS AND COURSES: Students accepted into the program will enroll in a 3-credit course (HSS 598 or SPAD 561 International Learning UEFA EURO 2024 Germany) for the second half of Spring 2024 semester (February 27 – April 22).

GibraltarABOUT THE PROGRAM: Students will participate in a first-hand international experiential learning experience volunteering at UEFA EURO 2024, the premier international soccer championship for European men’s national teams and the second most-watched soccer tournament in the world. Students will volunteer at matches played in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, situated in an area known as the “heart of German soccer.” In addition to volunteering and coursework, students will participate in excursions to other major cities in the region, such as Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Essen, Bochum, and Cologne.

APPLICATION INFORMATION & ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be degree seeking (BS, MS and doctoral students) in HSS (SPAD/EX SCI/ EXP/HHP) or CEHD students who have completed at least 45 undergraduate credit hours by the program start date. The application deadline is September 22, 2023. Please note that program capacity is limited, so early applications are strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with students upon receipt of applications.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS:Students accepted into the program are eligible to apply for a $500 Need and Merit-based scholarship. A $500 Student Leader scholarship is also available to interested students.

PROGRAM FEE PAYMENT:All program fees are posted directly to student account at the time of registration. Students pay program fees via ULink utilizing the “Make a Payment” link.

PROGRAM QUESTIONS:Prof. Gin Presley | 502-852-8297 | regina.presley@louisville.edu

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