Hosting the Summer Olympic Games on three separate occasions has put London in a category of its own. Through this program, learn first-hand the impact of these games on the city, the country and the world.
|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||College of Education and Human Development|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
The city of London, England has hosted the Summer Olympic Games on three separate occasions (e.g., 1908, 1948 & 2012). This is more than any other city in the history of the modern Olympics! But, more important than this simple fact of hosting three Olympic Games; the timing of these Olympic Games in relationship to the history of the United Kingdom.
These three Olympic Games not only had an effect on London and the United Kingdom, but also had an effect on the world, not only in terms of sport but other issues such as role of women and individuals with physical disabilities.
Students will stay in hotels in London. One lunch and one dinner will be provided.
December 1, 2019
March 6 - 15, 2020
This course is an embedded course that will be offered Spring with a spring break travel experience to London. Students will have regular classes in the spring semester before and after travel.
This course will explore the impact of each of these Summer Olympic Games as well as contribution that these games have had not only on society in the United Kingdom, but also the world. In addition, this course will explore the changes in sport that have occurred during this time span.
Objectives: Through this course, students will
This course is an embedded course that will be offered Spring with a spring break travel experience to London. Students will have regular classes in the spring semester before and after travel. This course is designed to meet the Liberal Education Global Perspectives theme at the University of Minnesota.
Don Dengel is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. He has led students from the University of Minnesota on study aboard programs to London to study the various Olympic sites and learn about the three London Olympic Games. he was also an exercise physiologist for various US Olympic Teams with research laboratories at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The program fee for 2020 is $4,440 and includes registration fees, orientation, international health insurance, airfare, housing, excursions, and two meals. Students will need to budget for their passport and visa fees, meals that are not included, and personal spending money.
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||Spring Break 2020|
|Program Name||Impact of the London Olympics: 1908,1948, 2012|
|Track Name||Impact of the London Olympics: 1908,1948, 2012|
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