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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Area of Study: Foundations: Writing Intensive (WI), Kinesiology, Sport Science, Sports, Sports (Management)
Housing Options: Hotels Program Type: ECU Summer Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:

Program Dates: May 9 - 20, 2018


2012 OlympicsFrom an academic perspective Ireland & the U.K offer fantastic opportunities for students to visit and study European Sport, Health, History & Culture. The origins of many of the world's most popular sports today lay in the codification of traditional British games. Ireland provides a great contrast to the U.K in that they play traditional Gaelic Games such as Gaelic football & Hurling as well as non-traditional games exported from Britain such as soccer & rugby. This program will take students inside the European Model of Club Sports where they will receive firsthand experience at various facilities, clubs, universities and other sporting organizations and businesses.


May 8 Depart U.S.
May 9 Arrive Dublin
May 14 Transfer to London
May 19 Return to U.S.

Cost: $3,995

  • tuition for 6 c.h.
  • international health insurance
  • in-program transfer transportation
  • lodging
  • excursions
  • some meals
Does not include:
  • airfare
  • passport fees
  • visa fees
  • some meals
  • spending money

Undergraduate Courses:2012 Olympics

3 c.h.: KINE 4301 Comparative Sport and Physical Education: International Aspects (WI)
3 c.h.: KINE 4003 Special Topics: European Sport Organization and Culture

Graduate Courses:

3 c.h.: KINE 6502
3 c.h.: KINE 6802 Special Topics: European Sport Organization and Culture
3 c.h.: KINE 6803 Special Topics: European Sport Organization and Culture

Accommodations & Meals:

Students will be housed in a mix of hotels and quality hostels.  Students are responsible for the majority of their own meals.


  • Academic Site Visits & Presentations including
    • Gaelic Football & Hurling Clubs
    • Leinster Rugby Club
    • Croke Park
    • the GAA
    • University College Dublin
    • Wimbledon
    • Chelsea FC
    • Marylebone Cricket Club
    • London 2012 Olympic site
  • Dublin & London Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tours
  • Celtic Day Tour to the Cliffs of Moher
  • Guided Historical Walking Tour of Dublin
  • Guided Historical Walking Tour of London
  • Learn to play Hurling, Gaelic Football & Cricket
  • Attend 1 or 2 sporting events, likely Gaelic Sports, Rugby, or Soccer
For full program details, please open this PDF about the program.

Accessibility: ability to walk up to five miles per day


ECU Kinesiology majors with a 3.0 GPA who meet the deadline will be given priority. 
The program is then open to others, with a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5.

Faculty Leaders

  • Stacy WarnerDr. Stacy Warner is an Associate Professor of Sport Management at East Carolina University. Dr. Warner earned her Master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests are primarily focused on the roles that sport and sport culture play in the lives of individuals through families, communities, work environments, and social networks. In addition to her academic background, Dr. Warner has acquired work experience in many facets of the sports industry, including positions within the United States Olympic Committee, NCAA headquarters, NCAA (Divisions I, II, and III) athletics departments, campus recreation programs, Upward Sports Christian youth leagues, and various large-scale sporting events, such as the NCAA Final Four and the Special Olympic World Games. She often utilizes these first-hand experiences to challenge students to critically examine sport and consider the positively impact it can have on the quality of life for a variety of individuals if it is appropriately managed.
    Ireland & UK 2018 will be Dr. Warner’s sixth program with Sports Travel Academy. “Sports Travel Academy has provided many students with a great opportunity to learn and grow. I’m always impressed with how much students can gain by traveling abroad. The world is truly a classroom, and students take more away from a study abroad trip than just an understanding of another culture. Not only are they better prepared to compete and succeed in a global economy, but they walk away with wonderful memories, greater self-awareness, and friendships that will serve them well beyond graduation.” - Dr. Stacy Warner

Please also see the program flyer.

This program is currently not accepting applications.